ClassiPress Version 2.8

On April 7th, 2009, ClassiPress 2.8 was released. This is a maintenance release and all customers should upgrade. Fixed 46 tickets total. A break down of tickets can be found below.

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  • fixed multiple spelling errors
  • overall page width has been increased to 980px
  • search box returns default text when click out of box
  • fixed many trivial bugs
  • optimized code and created multiple new functions
  • category images now have transparent backgrounds instead of white
  • after submitting ad the “post a classified” button now works
  • pre-populates known ad fields for registered users


  • four new color schemes easily changable via options page
  • made image buttons blank for easy translation
  • description snippet added under ad title
  • posted date column now shows more detailed info (posted 2 hours ago, etc)
  • comments page added and feature enabled
  • 404.php error page has been added
  • created search.php page
  • created page.php page
  • added new widget sidebar for pages
  • wrote new search function to include custom fields
  • new pagination added to replace next and previous buttons
  • moved values to custom fields instead of using post description field
  • created expires date custom field
  • breadcrumb category path added to single.php page
  • next and previous links added to single.php page
  • email this post plugin support
  • print this post plugin support
  • tagging is now enabled
  • top posts of the day plugin support
  • post hit counter plugin support added
  • currency symbol field is now a text box. Was broken before
  • optimized and cleaned up options page
  • added “expand inquiry form” option
  • support for multi-languages by creating a .pot file
  • feedburner rss support
  • google analytics support
  • adsense support
  • deprecated all instant messenger fields from new ad form
  • optimized layout for ad form
  • increased description max character amount to 5000
  • added custom text box area on ad form
  • removed redundant “listing details” section on single.php
  • created several new admin menus for easier management
  • added new icons to ad information column
  • included several placeholder 125×125 ad images
  • post expiration date being saved in a custom field
  • improved seo for page meta title tags

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