Classifies ads web business is very profitable, easy to maintain and is one of the most sought out internet business. Before setting up an online classified ads business site, first you have to decide what category of classifieds you will build (for example an auto classifieds, a pet classifieds, an art and antiques classifieds, and so on).
Then you have to decide how the user can post ads (free ads or paid ads). Next you will have to decide how you want your classified ads site to look like and what features to include, how much money you want to invest in this project etc.
Listed below are some of the best free as well as premium Classified Ad software or scripts to help you setup a classifieds Ad site.
OSclass is an open source script to create your own classifieds website. Osclass has several plugins and themes and is ideal for making any kind of classifieds site. You can use this to create general classified site, real estate listings, jobs listings, car for sale listing and more.
Siteground, an award winning reliable web host with excellent user ratings has OSClass hosting as part of it’s Conrol Panel. You can install OSClass from Siteground Conrol Panel – OSClass appears under Softaculous Installer.
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OSClass vs Open Classifieds Comparison Table
|Get Open Classifieds||Get OSClass|
|Classifieds Organizable by Category / Sub-Categories|
|Can you create content with it||Supports FAQ creation, blog posting and forums section.||Allows you to create and add new pages on your site.|
|social media friendly||Share your ads on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, G+)|
|Themes||Premium themes with extra features||Free and Paid themes|
|Number of languages supported||31 Languages supported||Available in English, Deutsch, Français, Español, Català|
|payment gateways supported||5 payment gateways supported||Paypal payment gateway|
|Allows sending newsletters to users|
|Add Interactive map|
ClassiPress is a blog theme that lets you install a very complete and fully functional classified ads website on a WordPress blog. Your visitors can place ads, upload pictures for the ads, and easily reply to other ads.Administrators can ad categories, approve ads or delete pictures. It is also 100% responsive which means your site will be mobile or smartphone compatible. You can even set-up your classifieds site to accept Paypal payments for ads. Classipress is a popular Classified Ads theme and can be purchased for 99 USD for download
Free and Paid Versions.
NoahAdScript is a PHP, MySQL based highly customizable classified ad script. Noah’s Classifieds is now ecommerce enabled combining the power of sites like craigslist and e-bay into one easy to use tool for you. Noah has a professional version for $149 and it can be setup using Arvixe. Popular hosting companies like Arvixe has a special hosting package available for Noah’s classifieds and it includes a free automated installation of Noah’s Classifieds , to get you up and running within minutes.
ClassiCraft is a Flexible and Reliable WordPress Theme created specifically for creating efficient classified websites. ClassiCraft is elegantly designed with very good looks in desktops/pcs/laptops, mobiles or tablets. Creators claim Classicraft as the first fully functional classified theme platform which is completely responsive and has an Integrated payment system connected via Paypal. It is pretty much ready to go once you install the theme. More details of Classicraft
AJ Classifieds is a professionally developed PHP Classifieds script allows you to start a fully automated classified ads site for real estate, automobiles, for sale, jobs, personals and and more. The Script can be customized based on your demand. It is so simple to handle the Installation procedure. Cost 199 USD for User edition
The 68 Classifieds Software script is commercial software that enables the purchaser to operate their own classified ads website. It utilizes php, XHTML and mySQL to give a feature rich, classified ads solution. Cost $249.00 – $149.00 USD for script download
PHP Classifieds is a well-supported PHP script with five different clean templates to choose from, it includes free addons, free mobile version and free installation in less than 24 hours.
Some of the features of PHP Classifieds includes: Paypal payments, WYSIWYG editor, SEO urls, unlimited locations and categories, paid only ads, featured and extended ads.
– PHP/MySQL based Car Dealer Script for listing cars and vehicles for sale and rent. Car Listing FEATURES: add unlimited number of cars,a built-in car search engine, editable car features, different user levels, multi language, CSS customizable, easy to install. Cost: $119.00
If you are looking for a free classified ad script, then Open Classifieds or OSClass would be very good options. SiteGround, an award winning web host, has special hosting packages for Open classifieds as well as OS class and has free automated installation available to get you started.
Siteground Open Classifieds hosting details.