The newest feature of Smart Classified ADs!
|Take a Test Drive
See for yourself how easy and convenient it is to use and post ads to the Smart Classified ADs system.
|Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a quick reference to the most frequently asked questions about the Smart Classified ADs system.
|Expanded Functionality with Add-ins
Click here to see how to expand the functionality of Smart Classified ADs. Current add-in packages include the following:
Pre-Screen Posted ADs - Preview all ADs before they are posted.
|Everything you need
Click here for the complete package contents.
|See It In Action
Want to see what others have done with the Smart Classified ADs system. Check out these live versions.
|The Configuration File
View the configuration file that controls all the features of the system. In just one file, you can change the look, functionality, and options... all without knowing anything about CGI or Perl programming.
|2 AD Display Modes!
You can set just one variable in the configuration file to display full ADs or AD Headlines only.
Web Site Requirements:
The Smart Classified ADs CGI Program Kit is for use on Unix web servers, running Perl 5
Tech Support Information
Tech support is FREE and available through E-MAIL !" Your successful installation is also our success...
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It's easy to change the look, features and options of the Smart Classified ADs system by modifying just one configuration file. No CGI editing is required. Just edit the configuration file and you're up & running! Check out all the configurable options below:
|1||Keyword Advisory System|
|Now your viewers can subscribe to the Keyword Advisory Service of Smart Classified ADs, to have each newly posted AD searched for important "keywords". If found, they will immediately receive a "copy" of the new AD by E-mail! They can modify their subscription or UNsubscribe at any time...Each subscription will "auto-expire" in 30, 60 or 90 days (selectable by subscriber ), making the system "maintenance free" for the Webmaster! detailed overview|
|2||Post ADs by the week OR month|
|Posting range can be limited to as little as one week, one month, or any range you wish...|
|3||Dates in European or North American format|
|Display dates as: Nov 10, 1998 or...10 Nov 1998|
|4||Configure for FREE or FEE based ADs|
|You can operate a FREE or FEE based Classified AD system. Your choice!|
|5||Can have multiple FEE levels if desired|
|Set one price for first AD placed, different price for AD placement in additional categories, AND... a different fee for "renewing" the AD!|
|6||Can auto send E-mail Invoice|
|Automatically send an E-mail Invoice for mail-in payment if you wish. example|
|7||Auto "Next Page" display|
|If any category exceeds 30 ADs, display automatically switches to "Next Page" display mode. (configurable)|
|8||Latest AD can be set to display first!|
|If set to "yes", latest posted AD will display first. (keeps categories "fresh" for repeat viewers...)|
|9||Can limit amount of categories AD posted to|
|Limit posting of ADs to one, or more categories... (Webmaster password can override this limit)|
|10||Times AD renewable can be limited|
|Webmaster can limit how many times an AD can be renewed... (Webmaster password can override this limit)|
|11||ADs can be edited by original owner|
|If AD submitter included a password when posting the AD, they can later edit the AD... (Webmaster can edit any AD)|
|12||AD can be deleted by owner before it expires|
|If password was posted with AD, owner can delete AD any time before it would expire... (Webmaster can delete any AD)|
|13||Can set maximum words allowed in AD body|
|Default is 125 words. Webmaster can set any limit desired!|
|14||Can send you an e-mail notice when new AD posted or edited|
|E-mail notice will contain ALL details of posted AD. Don't like AD? Delete it!...
|15||Can auto-send "canned" e-mail to AD submitter|
|AD submitter can automatically receive an e-mail message from you. Great for offers, announcements, "Welcome Aboard" messages, etc. example|
|16||Can allow advertiser's URL to be posted in AD|
|When a viewer 'clicks' on an AD URL, a "new" browser window is opened!... When done, the viewer just "closes" the window to return to your ADs!|
|17||Can collect e-mail address & name of AD submitter when AD is posted|
|If set to "yes", e-mail address & name will be appended to an ASCII importable file. Great for occasional bulk mailing of offers, notices, etc.|
|18||Can select text font used for body of AD|
|Font of displayed AD body text can be set in configuration file. Examples include courier, arial, etc. (default is courier for readability)|
|19||Width of CGI displayed screens can be adjusted for use in frames|
|Setting the "$TableWidth" parameter in the configuration file will automatically adjust the display width to eliminate horizontal scroll bar in viewer's browser...|
|20||Webmaster can set background colors of AD display table|
|AD display table background colors can be set in the configuration file for each row...|
|21||Webmaster can choose to turn AD display table borders on or off|
|If turned on, every CGI screen that displays AD details will have table borders displayed.
|22||Auto-purge ADs on expiration date|
|On a daily basis, the progam automatically deletes expired ADs for maintenance FREE operation. (Webmaster settable)|
|23||Auto-send e-mail notice of upcoming AD expiration|
|Automatically send an e-mail notice of "pending AD expiration" to submitter 5 to 30 days prior to AD expiring (Webmaster settable) example|
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