Shortys for ClassiPress

A tool for sorting your ads, SEO and targeted advertisements.

Have you ever wanted to change how your users browse your site? Create pages with unique content, and targeted advertisements?

And do that with the ease of shortcodes, that you create instantly, yourself?

With Shortys you can!

1. Create custom made pages with the ads you selected using shortcodes

Organize your ads by:

Shortcode Builder

To help you build shortcodes, Shortys provides a simple to use Shortcode Builder so you can build your own shortcodes instantly!

Admin Demo

2. Huge SEO help, control the title, the permalink(url), the description for your pages

Hummingbird and Useful Content

The Panda asked us to provide unique content. What makes content unique? A big part of it is originality. Original content that offers a creative and interesting read for traffic and engages the reader to the point that they want to share it was the goal. Now Hummingbird want us to change that thinking just a little bit by broadening our aim to include content that is useful. (The more useful, the better.) The five things that we should take out of the release of Hummingbird are as follows:

  • Content
  • Long tail keywords
  • Useful information
  • Increased Entrance Portals
  • Continued SEO

http://blog.kissmetrics.com/google-hummingbird/

3. Make your site unique and control what Google indexes

ClassiPress by default adds in every category page the ‘ad-category’ link so eventually your menu categories have this structure:

http://example.com/ads-category/restaurants

With Shortys you can get rid of it and create your own menu links

http://example.com/restaurants

You can change it to anything you like and do that for all the pages you create to organize and promote your ads!

Examples:

Shortys with WordPress SEO plugin.

Create a page with ads from 2 users

Create a page with ads priced between 1000$ and 10000$

4. Place your banners, links text in every page

Additional benefits:

  • Using the Shortys Builder you can create any shortcode you can imagine.
  • Compatible with most child themes.So far we haven’t found any child theme that does not work with Shortys.
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How does it work?

Shortys creates a custom wp_query via a shortcode. It accepts most of the parameter available in WP_Query

Example #1:

I want to filter all ads from New York and display them in a page.

1. Create a page and add this shortcode

[cp_shc meta_key="cp_state" meta_value="new york"]

2. Select the plugin’s template and save, that’s it!

Example #2:

I want a page with all ads with prices ranging from 200$ to 500$

1. Create a page and add this shortcode

[cp_shc meta_key="cp_price" meta_value="200,500" meta_compare=">="]

2. Select the plugin’s template and save.

Example #3:

I want a page with all featured ads of user Dimitris and Sebet

1. Create a page and add this shortcode

[cp_shc author__in=”2,3″ featured=”yes”]

2. Select the plugin’s template and save.

Example #4:

I want a page with all featured ads of user Dimitris and Sebet in category Autos

1. Create a page and add this shortcode

[cp_shc author__in=”1,6″ featured=”yes” taxonomy=”ad_cat” terms=”auto” terms_operator=”IN”]

2. Select the plugin’s template and save.

Check the demo for more examples : )

3. Where can i use the pages?

In your menus or your sidebar using the ‘custom menu’ widget.

 4. Can i use it with my custom fields?

Absolutely!

Example:

You have a custom field ‘color’ which is a dropdown with 3 values and you want a page to show all ads that have the color ‘blue’.

[cp_shc meta_key="cp_color" meta_value="blue"]

 

Manual Installation:

  1. Download the Plugin zip file
  2. Open WP Admin dashboard -> Plugins -> Add new -> Upload
  3. Upload and activate the Plugin from the Plugins page.
  4. Shorty’s will be available from Classipress’s menu

http://forums.appthemes.com/shortys-classipress/

1.3.1

Changes:

  • Security and performance fixes (update is highly recommended!)
  • Calendar popup being displayed on the builder page footer

1.3

Changes:

  • Added support for listing and widget templates
  • Display Shortys custom page template on the quick edit panel

Fixes:

  • Added ‘esc_url()’ to ‘add_query_arg()’ calls to fix WP vulnerability

1.2 

Changes: 

  • Added support for meta type in custom fields

1.1
Fixes:

  • Changing ClassiPress menu name causing JS/CSS issues
  • Parse error with PHP versions prior to 5.3
  • Content added before the shortcode showing after the shortcode output
  • Display only non-featured ads param being ignored
  • Pagination when using a static page with shortcodes as the front page

Changes:

  • Use a shortcode page as your front page
  • Use <input>  as the shortcode placeholder to avoid pasting shortcodes with CSS styles attached

4 reviews of “Shortys for ClassiPress

5 stars
Great plugin
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Hi Dimitris,

congratulations for the great plugin and amazing support!
We are very happy!
Keep going forward with your great products and support.

Best regards,

Leandro

5 stars
Love it!
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I did this 2 minutes after installing.
http://usedmustangsforsale.com/red-convertibles/

Options are endless. This can’t hurt your rankings in search engines. I will run some search test after a few months to see if pages like this will actually help.

Either way this is great for website users to find what they are looking for.
I added a text widget on sidebar with links to “popular searches” and I was just using search terms.
http://usedmustangsforsale.com/?s=shelby&sa=search&scat=0

I’m going to change them all to short code because now I have more control over content, page title and description with a better looking url.

Thanks!
Buy this plugin … you will be glad you did!

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4.5 stars
Ótimo Plugin
By -

Excelente plugin, vale a pena comprar. Acredito que teremos melhores funcionalidades nas próximas versões.

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5 stars
Awesome plugin
By -

Great for SEO and creating shortcut lists that match popular search engine phrases.

Cant wait for the Vantage version!! 🙂

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 Comments (83)

  • Robert

    I’m not sure you realize this yet, but you just made an excellent run at a CP SEO Plugin. I was going to use a rss feed pulled from the DB to create various page results. And then continue to build these pages with other content. And use them in my content marketing campaigns across social media platforms.

    Using your plugin just made my life a whole lot easier, especially since I use several custom fields. With your shortcode plugin, I can create several hundreds of long lasting optimized pages for search engines to index and rank. Genius plugin Bruno!

    BTW, I only found out about it today when I was looking at APP Themes FB Page. So this is how sales happen across other platforms.

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    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Thank you for choosing Shortys Robert!If the plugin met your expectations feel free to leave a review : )

      If you have any ideas/suggestions please let us know.

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  • tbase

    Hi Sebet, will this plugin be available for the Vantage theme anytime soon?

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  • andersj

    Hi Sebet,

    Can this plugin affect my site performance? (to make my site slower)

    Thanks,

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      Bruno Carreço

      @andersj, in short, no. Shortys runs only on the pages you setup and it queries the database just like a normal ClassiPress ad.

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  • tbase

    Hi Sebet,

    Is or will there be an admin demo available?

  • talent

    Hi Sebet, what happens when you have, say 400 authors? How will this work in the dropdown menu with so many authors? Will or can they be organised alpabetically in groups? eg: Authors A-C, D-F, G-J, K-M etc…Also, does this only work if you create pages or can you place the shortcode links anywhere on any page?

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      Bruno Carreço

      @talent, no, currently it’s not possible to organize users alpabetically.Shortys uses WP_Query to query the authors and it’s limited to author ID’s or basic name matches, not name parts like ‘A*’ or ‘B*’.

      You can use the shortcodes on any page but you may need some CSS tweaking since ads are displayed using the same CSS styling as the default CLassiPress ads.

      • talent

        Bruno, just so I am clear… if I have over 500+ authors then my dropdown list will be a very very long and I can organise the list by user ID or alphabetically?

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        • talent

          Sorry, you already said you can’t organise alphabetically. So the organisation is only by user ID, in other words as and when an author is added?

          • gmac

            Am chasing this solution too @talent, thanks for raising the question….big problem on classipress finding a solution to search a list of authors in some way.

            cheers

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            Bruno Carreço

            @talent and @gmac, here’s a screenshot of Shortys builders so you can see how you can use the author param to make a page with a list of users.

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  • kbieri85

    Pre-Question:
    Do I understand it right, that I can creat a page for an Author with just his ads, and then he can iframe it on his site?

    Thanks
    Kevin

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      Bruno Carreço

      @kbieri85, as long as you use a page with the Shortys default template (mirrors ClassiPress’s default listing page) there shouldn’t be any problems. Using the shortcode outside the default templates will require some CSS tweaking to avoid the ads displaying weirdly.

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  • maria

    Hi Bruno! Maria Here Portuguese too but living in London.
    I am looking for a location plugin so my users can filter by location. this sounds interesting. my question is does it works with child themes? I am using Flatron and eclassify.

    Other question is I would like to use it in the sidebars.. Is it possible as widget?

    Many thanks

    Maria

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    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Hi @maria, it works fine with most of the child themes that we tested, Flatron included.So far no issues found.
      To use it in your sidebar you will have to create a menu and then use the ‘custom menu’ widget in your sidebars.

  • wzoj

    I speak from Brazil, your plugin works in version 3.9 of wordpress. I installed it as recommended and even of an error in admin.php page of your plugin. Error on line 99 … function.

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  • wzoj

    I thought it was because of the theme son Flatron. I performed a fresh install of childless ClassiPress theme and the error occurred in the same way.

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/hg44o871/public_html/goianiaofertas.com.br/wp-content/plugins/shortys-classipress/includes/admin/admin.php on line 99

  • Wibowo

    Is it possible to add some description before the shortcode? For the example I want to feature Domo’s ads on a page simplesteps.gr/demo/domos/

    Then the page title will be: Domo’s listing
    Under the title there will be a description about Domo, his address and his phone number.
    Then his ads displayed under the description.

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      We are working on an update that will include this feature(and others), in the meantime you can use a temp fix to do it.You can check the demo to see if that what’s you’re looking for.

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  • kbieri85

    Hello Dimitris,

    I just purchased your plugin and installed it, but got this message:
    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_FUNCTION in /home/www/web179/html/my_ebike/wp-content/plugins/shortys-classipress/includes/admin/admin.php on line 99

    Any Advice??

    Regards
    Kevin

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      Bruno Carreço

      @kbieri85, can you check which version of PHP are you running on? (under Classipress > System Info)

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    • kbieri85

      Hello Bruno,
      Deleted the folder over ftp so i get again access to the dashboard:
      Running on Version 5.2.17

      If i update it over my hoster, does it infect other plugins oder worse theme?
      @talent: maybe you have experience with your theme?

      Kevin

      • andersj

        Same problem here, can not access dashboard on the backend, after activate the plugin. Running 5.2.17.

        Have made 3 installs on this plugin and 2 fails..Have a nother host with other PHP version and there get an error..

        Hope there will be a fix on this, so I can use the plugin..

        • Dimitris Bakalidis

          @kbieri85 & @andersj

          WordPress requires at least 5.2.4 to run properly.I am not sure if with this version the error is going to go away.The latest version of PHP is 5.5.x, our tests show that with 5.3 the plugin works without errors, so the best thing to do is to update your PHP versions for sure.Another user had the same problem and he just updated his php version and the error stopped.

          ps.to clarify there is no error in the plugin,what happens is that php 5.2 does not recognize code that 5.3 allows : )

          • andersj

            Thanks, I have upgraded PHP now and it works fine!

            Only one question:

            I bought this plugin only to be able to place banner and text in header as you have on the demo:

            http://simplesteps.gr/demo/domos/

            I can not see how to do that? When do you think that will be possible?

        • Dimitris Bakalidis

          We added a sticky in the support forum for anyone using php<5.3, if you follow the steps you can use the plugin without problems.

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          • Dimitris Bakalidis

            @andersj

            Soon we will release an update that will include this feature, in the meantime you can follow the steps outlined here and add it yourself.If you have any trouble, please use the forum and we’ll help : )

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          • andersj

            Hi Im could not reply to your last answer so I do from here.

            Sorry for ask but you say “soon” there will be an update that have the functions that you have in the demo..

            I must ask you, when you say “soon” can you please sepcify what you mean? It is now 2 month and still no update..

            Thanks.

            :::
            Soon we will release an update that will include this feature, in the meantime you can follow the steps outlined here and add it yourself.If you have any trouble, please use the forum and we’ll help : )

  • bloggersclassified

    I would like to have the Homepage show Featured Listings only, newest on top. Is this possible with your plugin?

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      I am sorry, but for now you cannot do that.We are working on the next version that will include this function.

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Forgot to update you here that this featured is added now.

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  • Dominique

    Hi!

    Shortys :: Builder don´t works for me and I don´t understand why.

    Shortcode isn´t generate automaticaly.

    I´m using classipress 3.3.3 and wordpress 3.8. I´ve also tried your plugin just alone, uninstalling all of my plugins but nothing…

    Can you help to solve this problem?

  • gmac

    any release date for Vantage version guys?

    regards
    G

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  • vbigdeli

    I’ve bought this plugin but need a feature and need a code to keep custom fields in URLs for signup instead of add them into forms for user selection.

    For example I want to seperate signup URLs for those live in UAE from UK for different translation and need a seperate URL for signup for each country.

    Can I do that with this plugin ?(something like paramholders)
    Do you know any plugin or docs for this feature?

    And can I add custom fields into featured ads packs?
    Something like to offer 10 days free for those buying 90 days automaticly.

    Thanks.

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      I’m sorry vbigdeli, i think this plugin will not help you in your quest.In case i misunderstood you, please create a thread in the forum to assist you further.
      Thanks.

  • abdo

    Does the it edit the home page

  • abdo

    I am talking about the home page not the pages

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    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      not sure what you mean, if you are talking about making a Shortys page and assign it as your homepage then yes you can do that.

  • elpezrojo

    Hello
    I detect whith wp geoip the city of many visitors
    Can I make with shortys a shortcode for ordering for distance?
    I´m thinking in doing a home page who shows the content nearest to each visitor.
    Yhanks
    Javier

  • reiost

    Hi, first of all it looks like a great plugin. I just have a question before I purchase it; Is it possible to add text/images/video on top as you would do creating a page usually? Also, is it possible to add the shortys on a full-with page?

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Hi reiost,

      Yes you can add any type of content in the page, but Shorty is using its own template, so if you want to use this plugin in a full width page you will have to mod the plugin/theme.

      Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  • Anders

    Hi there,

    I like this plugin, just one question. Is it possible to show all the comments (for the ads) on a poge with this plugin?

    Thanks.

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Hi,
      do you mean to create a page that has comments as content? this is not possible, Shortys creates pages that have listings / ads as content.let me know if i misunderstood you.

      • Anders

        Yes, that’s what I meant. Ok then I know that it is not possible. Thanks for the quick response and a good plugin!

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  • maintenanceguy

    A quick question.
    The descriptions here talk about creating pages that display ads within a particular ad category. Is it possible to display a list of ad categories instead of displaying ads using a short code?

    For the sake of simplicity, I have the following ad category hierarchy: There are 50 top level ad categories, one for each US State. Under each of these ad categories, I have 50 cities. That is 50 city ad categories under each of the 50 state ad categories. A total of 2,500 city ad categories.

    Can I create a page for each of the 50 states (50 different pages) and insert a “state category” short code on each page to display the 50 city ad categories on that state’s page? Clicking on one of these city ad categories would then take me to the actual ads for that city.

    Thanks.

    • Dimitris Bakalidis

      Hi, if i understood correctly, you want Shortys for displaying categories and not ads, so unfortunately Shortys cannot do this.Shortys can query your database and display only ads.At least for now : )

  • lsaguiar

    Hi Sebet,

    I had bought your plugin but I’m getting design problems as you can see on this page:

    http://www.vulp.it/dunnas/

    Why prices on other itens are getting wrong on the page?

    I’m looking forward your reply.

    Best regards,

    Leandro

  • lsaguiar

    Hi Sebet,

    I had a new issue using:

    [cp_shc meta_key=”cp_price” meta_value=”26,100″ meta_compare=”BETWEEN”]

    The script are finding no listing in this range of price but I have like 20 of those, as well on the range between 1, 25 I have 2, but the script are finding just one.

    Can you please have a look and let me know how to solve the issue?

    My best regards,

    Leandro

  • author
    Bruno Carreço

    This support question has been addressed in our support forum. Thanks very much for your review!

  • patrykholody

    Hello!
    Will i be able to post a list of states with number of ads that match them?
    Example:
    Arizona (20)
    Texas (35)

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