The client wanted us to design and develop a website that would help him to list and manage classified ads against some fixed categories.
The website is all about the classified advertisements. The idea was to create a search engine for classified ads. Accordingly, we have designed the website so that his users can not only can search for relevant ads as well can showcase all of these advertisements in a sorted way. We have designed the logo based on the concept. As the website is based on advertisements, so we have kept the logo iconic so that it can proffer the theme of the site. The website pages have been designed in such a manner so that the users get a feel that it is all about overall searching.
- Front-end functionality: This project was developed using WordPress as a back-end CMS system. We had to manage the listing details against some categories. On the listing detail page, the client wanted us to display the contact details of the; while the end users can view these details once they are logged in using their Facebook log-in credentials. To perform the better search for the ads listing, we have added a simple search and an advanced search as well. We have also designed another page template as the client wanted to take up A/B testing through home page versions.
- Admin functionality: The most complicated part of this project was to manage a filter/dictionary so that admin can set some filter keyword with their replacement keyword. This functionality was required so that if a user adds a keyword in the search field, the filter should automatically change the keyword with the replacement item at the time of posting an ads. To manage the same we have done some R&D and get a new plugin “Word Filter Plus”. Our developers have integrated it tactfully so that it can perform at its best in sync to the other functionalities of the site.
Another admin feature was been added to manage the listing via a CSV up-loader. Another plug-in “CSV Importer” has been integrated to facilitate the task. We have also developed a log form where admin can track the keywords used during a search, as well as the number of searches performed using that keyword.