View Full Version : Classifieds: Customising user input?

September 15th, 2004, 09:16 AM
Hi. Very impressed with the PhotoPost Classifieds demo. We would however like to use it to present articles/posts that would not have an expiration date. Can we remove the "How long do you want your ad to run" option from the data entry screen and have items displayed permanently (or until a moderator removes them)?

I would be interested to know how much the data entry screen can be customised?. We would like to have two free-form text fields, e.g. "List of items" and 'Description" plus the single line text fields. Can this be done by ourselves, or would this require a custom modification?

We would also like to change some of the terminology. For example, could I change "Add to Watch List" to "Add to Favourites" and rename the title on the watch list screen? :cool:

Michael P
September 15th, 2004, 11:06 AM
You could simply not run the cronjob which expires ads to prevent anything from being removed.

There are 6 "extra" fields which can be used for customized text input - those are a feature of the product which don't require any code modifiction.

The wording is handing in language files which can be easily modified to suit your needs.

September 15th, 2004, 12:16 PM
Many thanks. Can any of the 'extra' fields be configured as a text entry field - i.e., could we present two multi-line text entry fields on this screen?

Michael P
September 15th, 2004, 12:26 PM
You could slightly modify the template to use a textarea instead of a text field so that you could have more lines.

September 15th, 2004, 12:28 PM
Templates are PHP?

Michael P
September 15th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Mostly HTML, but some PHP, yes.

September 15th, 2004, 12:37 PM
That's great. THX :)