OxyClassifieds version 9.4 is launched -- Jan 9 2018, 7:35 AM

New additions in version 9.4:

1. A new URL structure

A cleaner looking URL structure, featuring readability. The URLs are composed using URL Slugs which you can edit for categories and custom pages.

The new URL structure comes with the possibility to edit the part of URL which designates the page, for example you will be able to change the words search or register with maybe other words which translate them in your language. You can do this from Settings / Seo Settings section, Edit links structure. Pay attention, this needs changes to .htaccess file also.

Important! If you update your site to this version and not install clean, the Legacy URL structure will be used, this means you will have the links exactly as before. To make use of the new URL structure go to Settings / Seo Settings section and disable Search engine friendly URLs legacy mode.

2. Legacy links compatibility module

If you want to use the new URL structure, but your site was indexed with the Legacy URL format, this module forces the script to support both URL types, legacy and current, and also adds canonical URLs in order to avoid duplicate content issues.

3. Stripe payment

Stripe, a payment processor available in 25 countries and supporting credit card, ACH, Bitcoin and more.

Important! To enable it, your server needs to have at least PHP 5.3.3 version and to have installed curl, json and mbstring extensions. Also you need to have a SSL certificate installed and use https protocol for your site.

4. Change the order of the news in News module

You can now order the news based on an order number, by default they are just ordered by date. Use the up and down arrows to change the order of the news in the site frontend.

5. Twitter custom field type

A special field to hold a Twitter account, which will appear with a link towards the Twitter account next to a Twitter icon.

6. Meta fields for Twitter cards

When postings ads on Twitter is enabled in Social Networks module, the script will create the proper meta fields for Twitter cards: image, title, description and Twitter account.

7. Open banners in a new window or not

You have now the possibility to choose whether banners should open in the same window or in a new window.

8. Forbidden words applied to messages

Forbidden words will apply to messages sent between users as well.

OxyClassifieds version 9.3 is launched -- Oct 24 2017, 6:08 PM

New additions in version 9.3:

1. Location Autosuggest and Distance Search for Flux template

You will be able to enable Location autosuggest and Distance search using Google maps API.

Please consult the online documentation for these features before enabling them.

Important! At the moment these new featured can only be used on Flux template.

2. Video Ads module

Shows a number of video ads on the first page, and a link towards an All video ads page.

3. Auto Renew module

Automatically renews expired ads after a configured number of days. You can choose to renew all ads, or only those belonging to some listing plans.

4. New payment processors - PayU and CinetPay

PayU - processing local payments in 16 markets in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Latin America.

CinetPay - mobile payment solution for Côte d’Ivoire

5. New SMS Gateway - Altiria

6. Clickable Call and SMS links

When accessing the listing details page with a phone, if a phone field is available it will appear as 2 clickable buttons: Call and SMS, which will initiate either a call or a SMS message for that phone number.

7. Phone number added to contact forms

When sending a message to a listing owner using the contact form, your visitors will be able to enter their phone number in a separate box.

8. Latest visited module changes

You can now configure to show the Latest visited module box on index page as well.

OxyClassifieds version 9.2 is launched -- Jun 28 2017, 7:24 AM

New additions in version 9.2:

1. Limit ads per account module

This module allows you to limit the number of total ads posted for a user account. When maximum of allowed ads is reached the older ads will be deleted.

2. Latest Visited module

Shows the latest ads seen by the current visitor. You can configure the number of latest visited ads shown and to choose if to show them on search pages and/or listing details pages.

3. Confirm both via Email and SMS

When configuring user groups or posting listing by not logged in users you will have now the possibility not to choose between the options to activate the account or listings via Email or SMS but you can also select them both. When both the checkboxes are selected, a SMS message is sent containing a code and an Email is sent containing the activation URL where the code must be entered.

4. Mandatory photo as listing plan option

The new option At least one photo mandatory added to the listing plans settings allows you to require at least a photo for listing plans.

5. Extra "Top" banner position on top right of logo for Flux template

An extra banners position which is placed at the right side of the logo only for Flux template for now has been added. Note that banners belonging to this position will only appear on high page widths and will be hidden on smaller widths and mobiles.

6. Facebook Page Plugin, which will replace the deprecated Facebook's Recent Activity and Like Box

Replacing the deprecated Recent Activity and Like Box plugins, Page Plugin offers you the possibility to show feeds from Timeline, Events or Messages of your Facebook page.

7. Seo Settings changes - the possibility to use Smarty tags

In order to create comprehensive sentences as title or meta description for your site, you can now use Smarty tags embeded in the Seo Settings. This feature requires basic understanding of how conditional statements work and understanding of Smarty syntax. Please read our documentation in order to use this feature.

8. All option for menus and depending fields

The new option All for menus and depending fields will show the value All at the top of the list of values. When this value is selected, searches for any value in the list will return a positive for listings which have All value selected.

9. The possibility to disable sending emails to user when a listing is posted

Now you can disable announcing the user when a new listing is posted using the setting Send notification to user / When new listing is posted in Settings / General Settings section.

10. 404 code for non existing listing

Listings which have been deleted will return now 404 Not Found code instead of 200 Ok code.

11. Configure extra sitemap entries

If you need extra entries than the ones automatically generated with the Google Sitemap then you can add them now. Note that the entries need to be in the recognized XML format, so make sure you check the documentation before you use it.

12. Select category for Loan Calculator module

You can now configure only some categories for Loan calculator module, so you can show it when the category is appropriate.

13. New option for Tag Cloud module

The new option Split search expressions in multiple tags was added for Tag Cloud module. When it is enabled, it splits the search key into words and keeps the tags as single words. When it is enabled it keeps the search keys as they are searched, even if they are multiple words.

14. Some Flux template changes

I. If you have a great number of categories Flux template will display them on multiple rows on first page. The number of categories to show on a row is configured using Settings / Site Appearance Categories setting, so don't forget to check that value once you update your site.

II. The category list will display also on mobile version of the responsive template.

OxyClassifieds version 9.1 is launched! -- Apr 1 2017, 3:30 PM

New additions in version 9.1:

1. Flux, a new responsive template

The new Flux template a modern looking, cutting edge, responsive template with 11 color schemes, Masonry type grid layout for listings display, a simpler and more condensed listing details page and many more.

2. Private/Professional search tabs

By enabling the Search by account type option from Settings / Listings Settings section and configuring which user groups are considered professionals you will get 3 extra tabs in the search page: All, Private and Professional. Your guests will be able to better select what they are looking for.

3. Whatsapp type custom field

Similar to the Phone field type, Whatsapp will be hidden and with a Show button to hide its contents from bots.

4. One step registration form

The extra pre-register.php page is removed, and the user group is selected directly on registration page.

5. Custom pages can be assigned to user groups

You can now add custom pages which are only visible to some user types. You can select one or multiple user groups, or not logged in guests, and only the selected will be able to see the link and content of the page.

6. This version is fully tested for PHP7

You can now take advantage of PHP7 speed because this version is fully supported.

7. Minimized CSS and Javascript files

CSS and Javascript files are minimized and better packed for the best performance.

8. Default number of credits for user groups

You can now configure a default credits number for users registering to a certain group.

9. Using decimals for number of credits

As requested by many of you, credits support now decimals. From now on credits will not be considered as integer numbers, the exact floating number amount will be deducted when a payment is done.

10. Enable auction directly when posting a listing

If enabled, auctions don't have to be enabled only from My listings section anymore. When posting a listing you have the option to create the auction directly.

11. Enable/Disable listing plans

You don't have to delete unused listing plans now, you can just disable them so you can reuse them later.

OxyClassifieds version 8.10 is launched! -- Dec 27 2016, 9:14 PM

New additions in version 8.10:

1. PDF downloadable invoices

You can now generate automatically downloadable PDF invoices for every payment made towards your site. You must enable and configure this option in Settings / Payment Settings / Invoice Settings.

Attention! This feature requires PHP version 5.3 or higher, DOM extension and MBString extension.

2. Bump ad module

A new paid extra feature which allows users to push their listings to the top of the search list for a period of time. You can choose when a listing is bumped to also update the posting date to the current date.

3. Mobile Home Screen Icon module

This module allows you to configure a mobile home screen icon. When your users will save your website link on their mobile home screen for quick access, these icons will be used for that purpose.

4. SMS gateway

A new SMS gateway to be used with SMS verification feature.

5. Block phone numbers

Same way you were able to block IPs and emails, you can now block phone numbers.

This feature is meant to be used as a security measure together with SMS verification to minimize the spam problem on your site. You can block phone numbers which have been used for spam on your site and not allow them to register an account anymore.

6. Google map possibility for List Dealers Page module

Dealers page can now show a map with the dealers location.

7. Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram and Linkedin bottom buttons

If yo have accounts for these social networks you can add them now in Social Networks module

8. New header-mobile banner position added for mobile template

Similar to footer-mobile, a new position for mobile templates located just below the header.

9. Captcha reload button added

For the default captcha a reload button was added to be used when letters are not readable.

10. Show active and inactive users in administrator Users List section

This feature will help you select only active or inactive users.

11. Multicurrency possibility for auctions

Now if Multicurrency module is enabled you can define auctions and place bids using different currencies.

12. Block IPs, emails and phones from Users List and Manage Listings admin side pages using the Block/Unblock button

You can now block much easier IPs, emails and phones directly from Users List and Manage Listings pages. When clicking the Block/Unblock button you will be asked to choose which of the 3 elements you want to block.

13. Search by phone number in Users List section

This feature will help you find a user by the phone number.

14. Can add category_name to search keys in Settings / Listing Settins "Search fields".

When searching for keywords you can now show listings which have that keyword as category name.

Some bugs fixed:

1. Some issues with responsive template Momentum fixed, including the possibility to add responsive Adsense banners

OxyClassifieds version 8.9 is launched! -- Aug 6 2016, 8:06 AM

New additions in version 8.9:

1. Google maps API key addition

Starting recently Google maps API does not permit usage without an API key for new sites. You can now configure a Google maps API key in Settings / General Settings section.

While right now Google maps service will still be available without an API key for sites which used Google maps in the past, it may be that in the future it won't function without an API key. You are advised to generate one using this link and configure it in administrator interface.

2. An update to the database class to use the mysqli extension when installed.

mysql extension for php is becoming obsolete in newer php versions and it is replaced with mysqli. Our script can now choose from the installed extensions the one available.

Some bugs fixed:

1. Meta information not present in some special cases

2. Blocking IP not working from listings and users pages.

3. Mobile-footer banner position not visible.

4. Some bugs in mobile template which prevented post listings form to submit in some cases for mobile version.

OxyClassifieds version 8.8 is launched! -- Jul 1 2016, 3:40 PM

New additions in version 8.8:

1. SMS verification using BulkSMS

We introduce a second SMS Gateway, BulkSMS for the SMS verification feature.

2. New payment gateways: Pagseguro and Instamojo

Pagseguro is the leading payment company for Brasil, while Instamojo is an Indian payment gateway.

3. New module: Price drop alert

This module allows visitors to receive notifications when the price of a listing drops. When this module is active a button will appear next to the listing price. Visitors will be able to add a price alert using that button, and they will be notified via email when the price is changed to a smaller value.

4. Categories can be now disabled

We now added the possibility to disable categories and enable them when needed. Like when deleting a category, when disabling it you will need to either move the listings of this category (if any) to a different category, or delete them.

OxyClassifieds version 8.7 is launched! -- Jun 6 2016, 2:52 PM

New additions in version 8.7:

1. SMS verification using Clickatell

With this version we introduce the possibility to validate user accounts and listings posted without an account via SMS.

For the moment you can use this option using the widely used SMS gateway Clickatell.

2. Added option Unique for custom fields

When this option is enabled, the value for that particular field needs to be unique. If same value exists already in the database for that particular field, it will not allow it.

This option comes handy if you will use the newly added SMS validation option. It will stop users creating multiple accounts with the same phone number.


Fixes for previous versions:

1. Fix for posting listings on Facebook page or account.

2. Some problems with Multicurrency module fixed

3. Fix for Momentum template for Right to left direction

4. Fix for Momentum template when option Location filter is enabled and the location is composed of one field only.

5. Fix for Browse by location module misbehaving when Location filter was enabled .

OxyClassifieds version 8.6 is launched! -- Apr 12 2016, 9:30 AM

New additions in version 8.6:

1. Maintenance mode

Set your site in maintenance mode while making updates or other type of changes to your site to avoid your site looking broken to your visitors.

You can enable maintenance mode from "Tools/Maintenance" section. You can add any number of IP addresses as Maintenance IPs, and only those IPs will see your site online and be able to access any of the site pages.


2. New sections added for moderators

We added to the list of sections where moderators can have rights to the following: Custom Pages, Send Bulk Emails, Import/Export, Multicurrency and News modules

3. Enable/disable impressions count for banners

If you have many banners and many accesses to your site, the process of counting each banner access can add unnecessary stress to your server. You might not need to count the accesses if you use other type of banner management system. You can now disable counting accesses from Banners / Banners Settings section.

4. Added the possibility to mark multiple ads as sold or rented

You can now mark multiple ads as sold or rented from admin Manage Listings section or user My listings section.

5. Introduced the possibility to add a logo field for users RSS

If you use logos for users, you can add it to your users RSS by configuring a Logo field.

6. Changes to multicurrency module

Multicurrency module will now transform prices in the chosen currency on listing details page also, and you can view the price in all currencies by holding the mouse over the price.

Fixes for previous versions:

1. Some template corrections

2. Some RSS feed issues fixed

3. Fixes for banners not being responsive in Momentum template

4. Fixes for view messages thread problem

OxyClassifieds version 8.5 is launched! -- Mar 15 2016, 8:34 PM

New additions in version 8.5:

1. Responsive Momentum template

Offer a better experience to your mobile and desktop based users with the Responsive Momentum template. Your site will be fluid and easily read on a wide range of devices.


To benefit fully from its features make sure you disable Mobile templates if you have it enabled.


2. Limit login attempts

Protect your site against brute force attacks by temporarily block failed login attempts. If during an hour the number of login failed attempts made from an IP address exceeds the number of allowed attempts, then that IP address gets blocked for a period of time. You can make separate settings for administrator account and for user accounts.

You can enable and configure this feature from Security / Security Settings section

3. Ip and Email Whitelists

Use the IP Whitelist and the Email Whitelist to ensure that the antispam measures you enforce on your site don't block the addresses you are using by mistake.

4. Phone field type

A new type for User Custom Fields especially made for Phone information with a special behavior: will display in the user contact details with a phone icon in front, hidden with asterisks and with a Show Phone link next to it. The full phone number will only be displayed when clicking on the link. This is a measure to protect your clients phone numbers from being stolen by bots.

5. Post ads on Facebook

You can configure now ads to be automatically posted on your Facebook page now from Social Networks module.

Due to the requirements of the Facebook SDK this feature can be used only if you have PHP 5.4 or greater on your server!

6. Facebook Share button in Social Networks module

Facebook Share button added in the listing details page next to the other social networks buttons.

7. Number format for each field for numeric

Since numeric fields cover different purposes you might need them to be formatted differently. For example a number of rooms will allow no digits, while a field for square footage will. This feature allows you to configure the format for each numeric field separately when adding or editing it in the Listing Custom Fields and User Custom Fields sections.

8. Auto format numeric fields

Numeric fields will be formatted as you type the digits in the form.

9. RSS feeds for users

Now you can create RSS feeds for user accounts as well as for listings. You can filter the output by choosing the user group or the ownership of a dealer page.

10. Meta information for dealers page module

11. User info field

A field only visible by the administrator which can be used to make personal notes about users.

You can view and edit this field from administrator interface Users List section by clicking on the Info icon for each user.

12. Prioritize featured ads

A new option which when enabled will change the order of listings on search pages in the following manner: instead showing on top listings with Priority option it will display Featured ads first. This means Featured ads will behave both as Featured ads and as Priority ads. Note that If you use this feature you should not use Priority Ranking anymore!

13. Partial listings search

Listing search terms are considered strings, not words. For example the search car will also find ads containing the word carpet

This option is added to the existing Keyword search types in Settings / Listing Settings section.

14. User choice if a field to be public or not

A third option is added to User Custom Fields Public option: "User Choice". When this option is selected, next to the field in registration form, a new checkbox will appear "Make public". The user will be able to choose whether this field will be visible or not.

15. Small logo version

The smaller version of the logo will be used for responsive templates only ( Momentum at this time ) in smaller screen resolutions, like on a tablet or a mobile.

16. Template engine updated to the latest version

We use now Smarty version 3 as template engine which offers new features and increased security.

Important! If you use a non standard template which was developed for Smarty version 2, your template will no longer be compatible. In this case you will need to make some changes to your template to make it work with the current and following OxyClassifieds versions. Please contact us for more information.

7 New modules:

1. Spam prevention module

A measure against the increasing spam issue on the web, this module checks email and IP addresses used on your site against a spammers list from and takes action according to your settings.

When blocked the IPs address will appear in the Security / Blocked IPs list, and the emails in Security / Blocked Emails list. IPs can be blocked only temporary if you choose to, or you can block them permanently.

2. Price Extra module

This module will allow you to enable Negotiable checkbox, enable Free word instead of 0 price value, allow alternate tags like Please Contact or Swap/Trade. You can make different such configurations for different fieldsets.

3. Multicurrency module

When you use more than one currency this module allows prices conversion from one currency to another and also ensures correct price sorting in search pages. The prices are calculated according to defined ratios between the currencies in the system.

4. Default ads images for categories

This module allows you to configure different images to display when the listing has no photos for different categories. For example display an image containing a car for auto ads, a building for real estate ads and so on.

5. Latest auctions module

Will show the latest ads which have auctions enabled in a box on the first page.

6. Extra visits module

When you start your website it might be hard to get the visits you would like in order to attract clients which will post ads. This module will falsely increase the number of visits by a value more than 1 when a listing page is accessed, to appear that you have more traffic. We encourage you to use this module wisely and not more than necessary!

7. Linkify module

If you want to allow links in your ads but don't want to enable a HTML editor, then use this module. It will automatically transform on the fly urls contained in listings description in links.

Requirements update:

1. PHP > 5.2

Our script now requires a PHP version greater or equal to 5.2.

Fixes for previous versions:

1. Google login fixed

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