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    School Ads Website In Development based on Classipress [Showcase]

    Hi,

    Here is a site that I developed using classipress. I was a total noob at classipress starting off and spent a lot of time in the forums to code and get advice on how to do and change certain things to get it working. I still am a noob, but managed to do a couple of things I am happy with and would like to share. The site goes live soon. Here it is in development:

    Adsdorm

    Some of the tweaks:

    A bunch of CSS
    Custom Registration Form Fields
    User Meta Updates at Registration
    Automatic Tagging of Ads by Title and also by affiliated group (Found a plugin that worked for the Title and tweaked it to work for other user data. This helps with the autocomplete feature which seems to pull in tags to work)
    Search Bar on every Page almost
    Widgetized the Menus for Header and Footer
    Custom Ad Loop and Page Template for the "Bulletin Board"
    And a couple of other tweaks.

    Most of it was done by hard coding the classipress files, some using a child theme mostly for css, but i did not have as much experience with child themes to try put everything there instead of hard coding. i made a long list of files I changed in case I ever need to update the site.

    Any feedback would be appreciated and advice on child themeing classipress.

    If have ever posted solutions and tips in the forums, thank you. you probably helped in some way or another.

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    Very well done. Congratulations.
    I wish you best of luck in your project!
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    It's nice to see a different design here. Nice niche idea. I was thinking (as I looked around) it would be nice if you could go to the school and then search by category within the school. It seems currently you can go to the school and search the categories on the left but the results return all ads in that category? Is that right or have you modded that?

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    It really looks good as the graphics and layout are simplified. Good luck.
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    Your site looks very nice! I noticed in the registration form that there is a drop down menu for the users school, so if someone chose UTA as their school will they only see Ads posted under their school? Or will they see all ads?

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    Hi Bongaj2003,

    Could you please explain how did you put registration form to the mainpage on the way you did?

    I really appreciate for your help.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtibbs4 View Post
    It's nice to see a different design here. Nice niche idea. I was thinking (as I looked around) it would be nice if you could go to the school and then search by category within the school. It seems currently you can go to the school and search the categories on the left but the results return all ads in that category? Is that right or have you modded that?

    The idea was to go to the school and that page was actually the featured Ads. You would pay to be Featured on the school page. It has sinced changed. Now the Events Category is on the school page with the bulletin boarrd background

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmayer5 View Post
    Your site looks very nice! I noticed in the registration form that there is a drop down menu for the users school, so if someone chose UTA as their school will they only see Ads posted under their school? Or will they see all ads?

    They will see all Ads. The way it is setup, the Ads they post are automatically tagged with their school. This allows you to setup a custom loop that searches for Ads tagged with UTA for example. Currently the users can see all Ads

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    Quote Originally Posted by murty473 View Post
    Hi Bongaj2003,

    Could you please explain how did you put registration form to the mainpage on the way you did?

    I really appreciate for your help.

    Regards
    I just copy pasted the form code from from the original into my page and it worked. PM me if you need more details.

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