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This classified system / directory listing uses genuine WP custom posts and taxonomies to create a simple to use and easily expandable classifieds or directory system. Choose or create unlimited layouts and CSS stylesheets, turn user fields on or off and so much more. Integrates well with existing plugins, widgets and wordpress core.
The classyfrieds framework was built for ease of use. Anyone can easily add on functionality; Clear comments are available throughout the code for developers. All available add-ons and extensions install simply like WP regular plugins.

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Built for the future

-. CSS3 throughout instead of javascript
-. created from the ground up (blank sheet development) 
-. no category or post interference ->
-. Custom post types to run alongside your existing blog
-. Custom taxonomies to keep listing categories separated from your blog
-. Tag integration mixes and matches tags throughout 
-. cross-seeding tags between posts and classyfrieds (enhances SEO)
-. Front-end listing form for your users
-. integrated user-posts overview
-. unlimited styles, layouts, languages and colors
-. automatic configurations and trouble shooting 
-. use as businessdirectory, classified system, marketplace etc.
-. security and performance routines monitoring and logging
-. Admin Notification system (daily/weekly alerts,security,activity reports)
-. expand it yourself with your own listing layouts
-. shortcode support for flexible integration when needed
-. Integrated LANGuage editor - Edit any language directly in your admin panel.

listing features

. set post expiration times
. set subtitle options
. full wysiwyg front end post editor
. year/make/model box
. select country
. custom taxonomy category selector
. allow users to create categories on the fly
. additional information (small print)
. pricing field
. website URL field
. image upload and storage by username
. keyword / tag support on custom post type (cross seeding)
. registered users and/or guest access
. automatic publishing/drafting/pending 
. admin and user notification on activities.
. custom listing posts included in regular search results
. charge visitors/users for extra content
. blind contactforms - your user's e-mail addresses are never exposed
. Post bumping (let users raise their listings to the top)
. post view counter (meta-box is hidden from authors)
. Make FEATURED - (offer it as paid or free service)
. extend expiration - allow users to make listings live longer
. google maps view with geo-coder

standard layout features

0. Works in virtually any theme out-of-the-box
0. listings in bar-style - built-in
0. listings in block style (2 column) - built-in
0. blue,green,red and light-footed stylesheets - built-in
0. english language for visitors - built-in
0. unlimited layout selections through custom built-in plugin-loader
0. unlimited stylesheet selections through custom built-in plugin-loader
0. add unlimited languages through built-in uploader
0. sales related lising layout included 
0. Easily create your own layouts with simple html and {{keywords}}

optional extensions (All add-on’s and extensions install like regular WordPress plugins)

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IE support

I Truly hate IE and I think it should be banned from the internet asap, however I will do my best to maintain a minimal operational level for IE browsers.
Supporting IE wastes a lot of my valuable time, so it’s not on my list of top-10 priorities. if you have a burning issue with IE drop me a line and I’ll try to make it work for you.


Classyfrieds was written and developed by Pete Scheepens.
Inspiration came from the lack of proper classifieds plugins that suited our needs.


  • live demo from
  • user panel (front end)
  • admin-panel
  • admin-panel
  • front end


install and activate the plugin. Then visit the classyfrieds page in your admin panel for some ‘First Light’ information
Read a bit, visit the permalink page and you’re good to go.

Classyfrieds come standard with different layouts and stylesheets, you can see all standard layouts by using the SWITCH ME option over at :


. Classyfrieds only works with pretty permalinks !
. Theme design should adhere to generic WP conventions (custom code support available)


Why does this plugin not show nice in my theme ?

If your theme was written according to regular WP conventions it should look fine. See for a random selection of themes through our theme-switcher. However, we do get a lot of requests for commercial theme support. Some of these themes use custom headers or redirects which may hamper or even break classyfrieds. We do offer theme support through our commercial freelance activities.

How do the categories and tags work in the classifieds

categories in classyfrieds are separated from normal categories so they will not show in your regular post-category sections and are contained to the classifieds. Tags on the other hand are purposely mixed with your regular blog tags, so if you run a tag-cloud or other tag widget it will also show tags from your directory listings or classifieds section.

Why is this not working for me ?

We don’t know ! We’ll need some more information. Drop a line in our forums and be specific about your problem. In the meantime, try visiting the permalink settings in your admin panel, and read the first-light section inside the plugin admin UI.

Where do I get more information ?

The forum over at is monitored most frequently by the developers. Alternatively you could try and post on the plugin page at but be warned that we do not visit those forums regularly.


At this time it appears the following plugins do not play nice with classyfrieds:
* bbPress Antispam version 0.7 (pre-mature version)
* Some IE layout issues may present itself on some themes. I will attempt to keep IE compatibility going as long as I can.

Contributors & Developers

“classyfrieds” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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  • shortcode support for listings and add-a-listing forms
  • added manual feature function to admin window (user request)
  • created support for the I-Heart options
  • added new Basic layout for single listings to increase theme-support
  • language file merging – adds stability to custom languages when upgrading or adding texts


  • extended admin log for troubleshooting
  • tweaked some css for additional theme support


  • Totally against my religion I’ve fixed some (not all) CSS issues for IE
  • also switched back to thickbox for cross-browser support (IE I hate U)
  • fixed image sizing for narrow and tall images


  • compatibility upgrade to WP 3.5


  • cleaned up CSS codes and conflicts with certain themes
  • implemented short-code for use in old / out of the ordinary themes
  • included a new free single listing layout ( single_jan_2013 )
  • included a sales related front-end listing bar layout
  • fixed erroneous notice of missing extensions


  • classyfrieds sidebars are now optional (turn off in layouts menu)
  • added support for more themes


  • finished front-end editor for existing posts
  • added geo-coding and google map support (extension)
  • added e-mail support and buttons for single listing view
  • started work on the manual


  • fixed sweep routine to delete expired listings
  • implemented wysiwyg html editor for front end
  • improved error-logging and reporting routines.


  • removed all instances of thickbox (theme compatibility)
  • switched all modal cf_popup to CSS3
  • increased script speed and lightened load
  • automatically shorten error/maintenance logs each day


  • allow users to create categories on the fly
  • code cleanup and bug fixes
  • increased intelligence for error reporting and fixing different server environments


  • simplified initial start for newbies (people do not take time to read yet take twice as much time to complain !)
  • added countries selector to upload form


  • beginning of admin and user notification features (W.I.P.)
  • css modifications based on user feedback


  • started implementation of edit function
  • code streamlining


  • added post view counters
  • extended post expirator
  • introducing featured listings w. thickbox user interaction
  • marking 200 Hours of solid coding & testing ! – that’s a 7,000.- Eur. value if you hired me 🙂


  • groundwork for internal e-mail & notification system
  • changed admin UI color scheme (by popular demand 🙂 )
  • integrated post bumping
  • added blind e-mail contact


  • added classyfrieds custom posts to general search results
  • integration for classyfrieds ads & notification boxes
  • integration for paid content added
  • stylesheet tweaks
  • fixed error in image naming conventions


  • revamped language system
  • changed Admin UI for custom posts
  • added mailer to cron
  • added logging system for errors and major events


  • fixed error mixing posts on index
  • framework for advanced options added
  • framework for external plugins added
  • code streamlining


  • added tags system
  • removed cents from the price field and turned it to string
  • upgrade section added to admin-menu to load new languages, layouts & stylesheets
  • added post expiration and framework for cron-jobs
  • typo in single listing


  • Initial public release
    • blank sheet development
    • first 80 hours of coding
    • basic framework in place