MAJOR BUG in Classifieds AND Directory Plugins

There is a major bug in your Classifieds (AND Directory - it has the exact same problem) plugin.

When viewing the Classifieds page which lists classifieds, any other element that displays post titles shows all post titles as "Classifieds" instead of the actual post title.

You can see this live here:

The page shows the five dummy posts just fine. Then go to the classifieds page:

It doesn't matter whether you have actual classifieds or not (this is happening on my clients live news site which is where I first discovered it).

I've given you Support Access through the WPMU DEV Support Dashboard.

To reproduce the bug, just do the following:
- create a new wordpress installation
- apply the default 2015 theme
- create a few dummy blog posts with different titles
- make sure you have a "Recent Posts" widget in the sidebar
- install and activate your Classifieds plugin
- go to the Classifieds page
- the Recent Posts widget will show "Classifieds" for every post title.

FYI: This exact same problem happens with Directory too, so whatever you figure out for a solution, you need to fix it in Directory as well and get updates out ASAP. I have a live site using Membership Pro 2 with Classifieds and Directory displaying this huge bug to actual members.


PS you have another member who reported the same problem in 2012. I am surprised it it's still a bug 3 years later.

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Jerry,

    I hope you're well today and thank you for pointing this out.

    I've checked it on my own setup and I was able to reproduce this "out of the box" so there's a bug obviously. I'm immediately flagging this as a bug for the developer and hopefully he'll be able to fix this soon.

    Thank you for turning my attention to it!
    Kind regards,

  • Jerry
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Please Reply so I know someone is looking at this bug seriously.

    I replaced core.php with the patch and it works. Thank you!

    The EXACT SAME BUG exists in Directory too. It's an "out of the box" bug and should be corrected ASAP. You can see it in action here:

    You can see how the patch fixed the classifieds here:

    I tried to compare the old and new core.php files using ExamDiff Pro to see if I could find the fix but there are way too many minor differences between the files (curly bracket moved from the end of a line to the next line for example) making finding the change very difficult. I was going to try and apply the same patch to the directory plugin myself to fix it on one of my clients production News sites (

    Please fix Directory the way you fixed Classifieds. Thank You!!!

  • Hoang Ngo
    • Code Slayer

    Hi there,

    I'm sorry for the delay.

    The old fix for classifieds having an issue. Please replace the /classifieds/core/core.php with the
    For the directory, please replace the file /directory/core/core.php with the

    I'm sorry for this inconvenience, and many thanks for your patience.

    Best regards,

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