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April 9th, 2008, 04:02 PM
I have three ad types defined: For Sale, Want to Buy and Help Wanted.
There are four categories defined: For Sale, Pets, Real Estate and Employment.
If I start a new ad, select ad type For Sale at step 1, at step 2 I have a drop down menu with the four categories listed.
If I start a new ad, select ad type Want to Buy or Help Wanted on step 1, at step 2 their is nothing to select in the category drop down menu.
Did I break it?
If you go to my site, the classified link takes you to the old classified software. My PhotoPost Classified installation is in /classified/
April 9th, 2008, 04:17 PM
In Admin => Global Options turn off the category cache and let me know if it works.
April 9th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Thank you for the prompt reply.
The category cache was already set to no. Is there anything else I should check?
April 9th, 2008, 08:13 PM
By editing the categories I was able to set the ad type to category.
If I select 'For Sale' as my ad type, I can select from three categories into which I want to place the ad.
If I select 'Want to Buy' or 'Help Wanted' I can't choose a category but the one I picked in category edit shows up as the only selection in the drop down menu now.
April 9th, 2008, 08:22 PM
No cats will appear their till you assign them to those types. If you do not wish to use those types turn them off in admin => ad types.
I am not sure what your reporting as you say you cant see them now you say you can see them in the drop down.
Please post a url and test login
April 9th, 2008, 09:08 PM
I apologize, I confused the issue unnecessarily.
login * password *
Follow the Place An Ad link and select For Sale then Submit.
You should see a drop down which now lets you select any of the 4 categories I have defined.
Now starting from here again: http://*.com/classified/index.php
Follow the Place An Ad link and select Want To Buy then Submit.
You should see an unpopulated drop down selector.
April 9th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Correct you need to set categories to helpwanted or wanted in admin edit categories and they will appear where you want
April 9th, 2008, 09:27 PM
OK I did that.
Now, step 1 pick ad type.
Step 2 pick category. There is only one option in the drop down category selector, which one depends on the ad type selected.
So each category can have only one ad type? I can't have a For Sale type and a Want to Buy type in the same category?
April 9th, 2008, 10:27 PM
No you can not have category use more than one template type you need to use 3 different categories
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