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Thread: Free Ads Renewal Ability Mod

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    Free Ads Renewal Ability Mod

    Phew, I'm pretty wiped for the mods today so I'm gonna try to make this quick...

    This mod to going to "enable" your posters to renew there free ads from the dashboard after the ads expire, regardless if they get an email or not. Please do keep in mind if you have ad pruning on that it could "delete" the ad before they are able to renew it so I would suggest something like 365 days on pruning, or something 30 days longer then your longest ad pack length.That being said, lets begin.

    Step 1: Modifying the tpl-dashboard.php file to allow our free ads to be relisted. Also in this step I'll be modifying the page slightly so you get a message at the top when you "pause" and "resume" ad listings.

    FIND:
    Code:
        if($checkauthor != null) { // author check is ok. now update ad status
    Now I need you to "erase all the code" in the IF STATEMENT. It ends near the "else { //echo "nothing here" }. When you are done the code will look like this:
    Code:
        if($checkauthor != null) { // author check is ok. now update ad status
    
        }
    
    endif;
    Next we are going to replace the code we just erased. So take the code below and paste it inside the IF STATEMENT, where the previous code used to be.
    Code:
            if ($d == 'pause') {
                $my_ad = array();
                $my_ad['ID'] = $aid;
                $my_ad['post_status'] = 'draft';
                wp_update_post($my_ad);
    			$pagemessage = 'Paused ad with ID: ' . $aid;
            } 
    		elseif ($d == 'restart') {
                $my_ad = array();
                $my_ad['ID'] = $aid;
                $my_ad['post_status'] = 'publish';
                wp_update_post($my_ad);
    			$pagemessage = 'Resumed ad with ID: ' . $aid;
            } 
    		elseif ($d == 'freerenew') {
                $my_ad = array();
                $pagemessage = cp_renew_ad_listing($aid);
            }
    		else {
                //echo "nothing here";
            }
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Still on the same page we are now going to modify the next section.
    Next find the following code:
    Code:
    <?php _e('Below you will find a listing of all your classified ads. Click on one of the options to perform a specific task. If you have any questions, please contact the site administrator.','cp');?></p>
    ADD A NEW LINE OF CODE AND INSERT THE FOLLOWING:
    Code:
    <?php if(isset($pagemessage)) echo '<div class="pagemessage">' . $pagemessage . '</div>'; ?>


    Okay next we are going to find:
    Code:
    if (get_option('cp_allow_relist') == 'yes') {
    Found it? Okay now we are going to look for the FIRST OF TWO "echo '&mdash;';"
    Lets replace the first one with the following code instead:
    Code:
    echo 'Free Ad Renewal';
    Just to be clear when your done these lines of the page should look something like this:
    Code:
                                            } else { 
    
    											echo 'Free Ad Renewal';
                                            }
    
                                        } else {
    
                                            echo '&mdash;';
    
                                        }

    I'm exhausted... how about you? We are almost done though and the next one is really easy. Now you might be asking "what if they try to relist a paid advertisement using this type of link?" and don't worry the code will not allow them to relist of the advertisement cost them anything. This has already been tested.

    So last thing we are going to do is open up the (functions.php) page.
    Find this code:
    Code:
    /**
    
     * add any of your custom functions below this section
    
     */
    As the code indicates, lets place our new function below that section. Here is the code you want to paste beneath that code segment above.
    Code:
    function cp_renew_ad_listing ( $ad_id )
    {
    	$listfee = (float)get_post_meta($ad_id, 'cp_sys_total_ad_cost', true);
    	if ($listfee == 0)
    	{
    		$ad_length = get_post_meta($ad_id, 'cp_sys_ad_duration', true);
            if(isset($ad_length))
                $ad_length = $ad_length;
            else
                $ad_length = get_option('cp_prun_period');
    
            // set the ad listing expiration date
            $ad_expire_date = date('m/d/Y H:i:s', strtotime('+' . $ad_length . ' days')); // don't localize the word 'days'
    
            //now update the expiration date on the ad
            update_post_meta($ad_id, 'cp_sys_expire_date', $ad_expire_date);
    		return 'Advertisement Renewed and will now expire on: ' . $ad_expire_date . '. The renewed ad has been paused, you can edit the ad or reduce the price before resuming the ad. Do not forget that you ad will not be live until you click the resume button in the ad options column.';
    	}
    	else //attempt to relist a paid ad
    	{
    		return 'You cannot relist this using this function, most likely the ad must be relisted by using the paypal link.';
    	}
    }
    Now lets just pray that they consider my modification in the next update so we don't have to do this again!
    ~ Seth Carstens, Sethmatics Inc.


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