Have you ever wanted to create a classified website ? Something similar to OLX or Quikr ?
And It maybe appeared to be a big project that requires lot of developers to work on, which means ot of money to invest on.

Well, If you thought so, You are right , but couple of years ago, because nowadays,It’s not the case any more.Using the most popular Content management System, WordPress, it’s as easy as few clicks.

Most people seem to assume that WordPress is only good for running a blog, but it can be used for so much more than that. All you need is the right set of customizations, plugins, and themes to get the job done.
In Overall, Creating a classified website is an easy way to get traffic, visitors, and that means more ways to generate income and benifits.


How to make a website like OLX with wordpress

There are many options to run your own classified websites, either by using wordpress classified themes, or plugins. and one of the best wordpress themes for classified ads websites  is Classipress (by appthemes). Which has been there since 2010, and couple of wordpress Ninjas are taking care of enhancing it within a major update each few months. So anything you imagine for such theme is already thought about years ago.People there do care about their themes.

Well, nuf said.

Tell me, How much ?!

If we don’t count the cost of a domain name and the hosting charges you need to purchase for your website, a classified website would cost you around $69 if you purchase Classipress Theme for wordpress, Or, You can hire a developer,And you pay from $500 to $2000.
So let’s stick with the classified wordpress theme,It’s cheaper, and yet professional and comes with tons of functions and appearance options.
Download classipress theme

Is it complicated to install it ?

In general, installing a classified theme takes no longer than 20 minutes, half an hour top. This is like in no time. If you handover the project to some freelancer developer, he may take up to 30 days.maybe more.
here are the few steps to do it :

Steps for startups…

1. Book a domain name (if you don’t have already).
2. Buy space for your domain on any hosting server of your choice. (if you don’t have already one)
3. Download WordPress (it’s free) and install it on your server.(As easy as few clicks)
4. Purchase Classipress theme and install it on your WordPress site. (It’s easier to install a wordpress theme and activate it)

Classipress features :

ClassiPress theme is designed to be used with a premium buy-sell website, meaning that you can charge people for posting their ads. These prices can be the same across the site or you can set different prices for the different categories.
For other monetization options, You can charge them to highlight their ads on the featured ads slider or place advertising banners throughout the entire website ( on the header, footer, or widgets).

Appearance options :

Just after you install and activate the theme, You can see through the admin panel that You can easily set the options, there are really many of them, so simply read the tooltips and the description of each option. To undertsand what each one does…No need to worry, most of them come out of the box anad saved just after you activae the theme.. but others, need your attention , like the pricing models and packages.

How to monetize it.. This is the point :

Classipress comes with an extensive payment buit-inmodule, in order to charge users through a win-win process. A complete full-options solution was implemented for this purpose,Hence, You don’t need to worry about anything but promoting your website and refreshing your email inbox looking for any « You have received a payment ».

Here are the options available , so far.

  1. Charging users to post ads : you can apply a discounted fee for each ad’s posting. And then You take care of bringing new users to enrich your website content.
  2. A higher price for highlighing ads : This is a smart one, people like to be treated better, to be special and not like everyone else. And here you play on this side.
  3. Mixed priging packages : Classipress’ best part in the backend, is the flexible pricing plans, where You can set different prices for different categories and fields.
  4. Adsense ?,why not ! : You can easily place your adsnese banners on different areas of your classified ads wesbite.either the header or the footer area, or simply on the right sidebar and the blog pages.The point here : Never stuff your website with many banners, You’ll frugally lose clicks, Gridilly.Thus, keep it up steady and reasonable.

In conclusion,The ability to make oney with a premium classified theme like classipress is very vast ( as if the word (‘vast’) wasnt enough). And many people find success with this kind of websites. And in the end, no need to worry about the hard coding part, just focus on the marketing side.

Premium plugins :

If you need even more options, you maybe have to look at the marketplace of appthemes, You find over there lot of essential and necesary plugins to either manipulate your website or to add more power to it.or both !
Browse them here 

Classipress child themes :

In case the interface of classipress doesn’t fit your piccasso piece of intuition, You can pick one of the premium child themes of classipress.they are all different, some are simple with few colors edits, but others are hardly coded and beyond the child limits.You won’t know it’s been built under classipress if none tells you .and by fact, this is a very good reason to use one of them. Because besides the appearance customizations, Your website would be bellow the radar of your competitors, so they won’t copy your plan and duplicate your website.
So, take a look at them here, maybe on of them would please you.

All in all, This is what classipress framework was created for, an easy yet powerful tool to start a good opulent successful journey into the classified ads websites.

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