You will find in this page a collection of most frequently asked questions about our WP Classified Theme, about our Framework theme and how to monetize the sites you build with our theme. If your question is more complex and cannot be found on this page, or you want some custom functions build on your theme, you can either use our forums, or contact us directly.
Why choose the SiteMile Classified Theme?
You are probably wondering why you need to choose the sitemile Classified Theme for your ads website when there are so many options on the market. Well first is because is based on wordpress, which is a very used, lightweight CMS platform, and not to mention the huge community wp has behind, the free plugins and many more. A second reason is because the Classified Theme is so customizable. For example the front page is made up from 2 or 3 sidebars in which you can add widgets. The theme comes with special widgets for latest posted ads, categories, locations and many more which you can arrange at your will. You can create an unique homepage with just a few mouse clicks, no need for coding. The third solid reason for choosing our classified theme is our excellent support. At any time we answer your queries with precision and great speed.
How hard is to install the classified theme?
The classified theme is very easy to install. Its plug and play functionality offers a great and fast way of installation, specially for beginner users. You simply upload the archive with the theme via the wordpress backend admin and then you are done. The classified theme is really a turn-key solution, sitting just a few clicks away from buying to actually using it.
Do I need anything else to run a classified ads website?
The answer is NO. The classified theme comes packed with built-in features and functions that will run a fully functional and featured classified ads website. You do not need any extra software to run your ads or directory website. It is the best worpdress classified ads app. See here how to install the theme.
How customizable is the Classified Theme?
The sitemile classified theme is very customizable. We offer you unencrypted source code so you can do any changes you want to the theme PHP, CSS, HTML and image files that the theme comes with, to suit your custom site needs. If you use the SiteMile Hooks when modifying the theme you will be able to upgrade much faster when a new version of the theme is released. We also offer customization services to modify your version of the theme. You can contact us to get a fast quote on the timeframe and price.
Does the theme support plugins?
Our classified theme will support all plugins that are written along the real wordpress API, so all the plugins from wordpress directory will work fine. Also most of the premium plugins (paid plugins) should work. You can find here a list of tested and recommended plugins which will enhance the functionality of your website using the classified theme.
Can I upgrade license later?
If you purchase a standard license you can later upgrade to another advanced license at a later time just by paying the price difference. You either have that in your account or you can contact us if you decide to upgrade and we can direct you to the right spot.
Is the classified theme multi-language?
Yes the theme comes with a central language file. The localization file can be found under the classified theme languages folder. The language localization file is called en_US.po file for the english version. With the help of poedit program you can translate the theme into your language. More info about translating themes can be found here.
Does the classified theme support locations?
Yes the classified theme comes packed with 2 taxonomies. One is for categories and another one is for locations. You can defined your categories and locations in a tree or hierarchical order. There are also multiple widgets which will display the taxonomies in a nice list fashion.
Can I integrate the classified theme with another theme?
As you know wordpress only allows one theme to be activated at a time. So here you have two options: either you integrate the looks of your other theme into the classified theme, and for this option you can work with the framework hooks, either your install the classified theme into a multiblog platform.
How can I monetize the theme?
There are several ways you can monetize the site which you build around the classified theme. First is the featured fee which you can charge people for featuring their ads on your site. Another fee is the posting of a simple ad fee. Or you can sell ad packages (subscriptions) to your users. These packages can be defined from the admin side by you.
What are the currencies supported by the Classified Theme?
Classified Theme supports a wide variety of currencies. The complete list of supported currencies is: Canadian Dollar, Euro, British Pound, U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar, New Zealand Dollar, Swiss Franc, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Danish Krone, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Krone, Hungarian Forint, Czech Koruna, Israeli New Shekel, Mexican Peso,Brazilian Real, Malaysian Ringgit, Philippine Peso, New Taiwan Dollar, Thai Baht, Turkish Lira. However this list is only limited by PayPal, AlertPay and Authorize.net which are the payment methods in the classified theme. We can integrate any currency in the world as long as we integrate a payment method that supports that currency. If you want custom integration please contact us.
I want to setup a location based, classified ads website. Can I do that easily?
Yes you can do that. The theme comes with a predefined custom taxonomy, that is attached to the custom post type of the ads. You can define custom locations and sublocations, that can be states and cities, or cities and suburbs, or anything you want. Then the search will be filtered based on the locations.
Do I have advertise spaces around the theme?
Yes you are offered a lot of sidebars. Thanks to the sitemile framework theme that the classified theme comes with, you get over 10 sidebars in various places of the site. You get 2 sidebars on the main page, 4 at the bottom of the page, 1 in the search page, another 1 in the advanced search page and a few more. From here you can use the widgets panel from wordpress, to drag and drop any text field widget and fill it up with your ads code (eg: google ad sense).
Does the Classified Theme support coupons?
Yes the theme comes packed with a feature where you can offer coupons for your users. For example you setup a coupon making the featured ads for free, for one week period of time. In that time whoever posts a new ad, and uses that coupon will make its ad featured for free.
Does the Classified Theme support huge amounts of data?
That is a good question for all of you that want to use the classified theme on a big website. You might think it will not support a huge amount of ads, data and users just because is based on wordpress. You are wrong! WordPress is based on PHP and MySql and it can handle tens or even hundreds of millions of ads/entries and users. So this really makes the sitemile classified theme, the most easy to use, affordable and high quality classified ads software on the market. Why pay thousands of dollars on a heavy classified script when you can get the same quality with lesser money?