Styling the Classifieds page and sidebar

On the screenshots for Classifieds page looks professional and easily read. That's not what I'm getting on my page! Also some of the screen shots show the latest classifieds in the sidebar. The caption of these shots say "Classifieds with widgets" . I can't find any widgets or settings in my installation to achieve this look. I've attached my own screen shot of what my page looks like. The listings I created do have photos, but they don't show up until you click the link. Where do I find the settings to change things around so that it displays like the screen shots that are provided.

Also, since the credit card option isn't actually available thru classifieds, how do we get rid of it on our site? Don't want my customers to try paying that way and then getting the error message when they hit submit. I think it would cause many to become frustrated and leave the page!

  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice


    The screenshots show the plugin active in the BuddyPress theme so if you wanted it to look the same you'd need to use that theme.

    As for payments, the plugin assumes that the credits are brought somehow and so doesn't currently allow for non-payment.


  • actiongraphix
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I give up, I have looked at 6 of your BuddyPress themes (BuddyPress Business, BuddyPress Social, BuddyPress Fun, etc) but can't find any widgets for the Classified theme! or any settings to change the display of the page. False advertisement! Worst plugin experience ever!
    Does anyone out there have this installed on their site and working properly? Anyone?

  • Joel
    • New Recruit

    I too am facing the same problem.I am using the buddypress social theme and on the classifieds page i am not getting the complete listings,whereas i have to change the theme options in buddypress to 3 coloumn after which i get the listing.But i want the profile page to be 3 coloumn whereas my listings page to be 2 coloumn.And also Please help me how to display classifieds on the sidebar with widgets.


  • actiongraphix
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I am using the BuddyPress default theme. Still looks lousy and Still no idea where the widgets come into play. I'm looking at the screenshot labeled 7 of 7 on the classified plugin page , I don't have any of those options in my installation. Just need to know how to fix this.

  • howdyhowdy
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    I totally agree with everything said in this post. Telling us that if we want it to look good, it has to look exactly like the screenshot is still dishonest. That's not what we've come to expect from a great company like wpmudev. We expect that a great plugin should be flexible enough to take the current themes rules for styling. I'm extremely disappointed. This plugin was the primary plugin I became a member for. It also looks like Phil isn't even with the company anymore as his status is "inactive". Are there any staff out there that can help us with styling?

  • xiao
    • New Recruit

    Just started testing Classifieds plugin and have also noticed the page and sidebar styling are not as cool as the screenshots that attracted me to the plugin. Seem to have missed where it was mentioned that it was cooler only with BP default theme. However, I hope someone returns to this post with more help on how to make the page and sidebar pretty...

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