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WordPress Classifieds Plugin – Ad Directory & Listings by AWP Classifieds

WordPress Classifieds Plugin – Ad Directory & Listings by AWP Classifieds


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Add a classified ads section to your WordPress site, quickly and easily with AWP Classifieds (formerly known as AWPCP or Another WordPress Classifieds Plugin). Create classified listings from cars to yard sales.
Lots of features, very configurable. Easy to setup. Great support.
We’ve been the #1 WordPress Classified Ads Plugin for 10+ years.

Looking for other types of directories? Check out Business Directory Plugin for more easy WP directories.

Classified Ads Features

  • Search your classified directory by city, state, country, username, or keyword
  • Allow AdSense ads to be displayed in your classified directory with configurable ad placement
  • Control over HTML use in your ads
  • Limit the text size of ad postings
  • Standard form fields can be enabled or disabled, depending on your needs (title, website, name, country, etc)
  • Allow or disallow image posting with listing ads
  • Automatic expiration of ads (free or paid)
  • Ads can have a “Tweet This” button in their layout
  • Ads can have a “Share on Facebook” button in their layout
  • Ads can be flagged by community for bad/offensive content
  • Ads can imported via CSV files
  • Ad listings support embedded videos
  • Ads can have character limits, supported by plans (different plans can have different limits)
  • Ads can be displayed on any page for a single category using shortcodes
  • Auto-verify ads with email links to post immediately upon click
  • Ads can be ‘Sent to Facebook’ inside of ad management
  • Support for displaying ad events in BuddyPress activity stream with BuddyPress module
  • Ads can be edited via front end, back end with or without registration (depending on settings)
  • Multiple levels of directory categories supported

WordPress Classified Plugin Notification Features

  • Allow posters to be notified of expiring ads, renewals, and approvals of ads
  • Allow admin to be notified when new ads are posted, ads are edited and much more
  • Ad users can contact the ad poster without exposing the poster’s email (blind email system, similar to Craigslist)
  • Admin can (optionally) be notified of expiring ads

Ad Listing Payment Features

  • Allows for paid or free ads
  • Supports PayPal, PayPal Pro, Authorize.net, Stripe and 2Checkout for paid ads
  • Allow for image posting limits higher than free ads
  • Multiple fee scales for posting ads (allows you to have longer ad postings with higher fees)
  • Variable ad expiration lengths connected to fee scale (e.g. allow ads to run for 30 days for $10, 60 days for $15, etc)
  • Supports a “credit system” or pay with regular currency per ad. Mix and match if you want.
  • Support for ad memberships (packages of ads for a single price)

Posting Controls for your WordPress classified ads

  • Allow admin to approve ads prior to posting
  • Allow admin to approve images prior to posting
  • Users can edit or delete their own ads
  • Admin can edit or delete all ads in the system
  • Secure system gives users a unique editing key to administer their own ads
  • Allows for limiting image posting (by image size, height, width and total count if desired)
  • Anti-spam checks for all ads posted via Akismet.
  • Flagged ads can be viewed separately to determine violations, and then deleted or unflagged.
  • Ad Management panel, visible by users and admins for easier ad creation/editing/delete.
  • Admin can post ads on behalf of other users with the ads displaying as if the user posted them initially
  • Email verification step can be used to auto-post ads upon successful verification link click
  • Ads can be posted to a Facebook page manually or automatically

Classified Directory Image Features

  • Allow image posting or shut it off completely
  • Control the number, filesize, height and width of images posted
  • Allow for different numbers of images to be posted with paid ads vs. free ads
  • Allow for image approval prior to posting
  • Allow users to add a primary image to their ad listing (Great for car listings and real-estate listings)
  • Now supports multi-image asynchronous loading

Add-on modules, not included in our free classified website builder

  • Extra Fields – allows you to add any custom fields for display. For example, if you have a pet-related board, you might have “Sex”, “Breed”, and “Dam/Sire” as additional fields you require for display. Supports search and custom ordering of fields.
  • Region Control – allows you to restrict viewing of ads based on locale, so users don’t see items they aren’t physically near them, also allows customization of the region types, such as village, borough, etc.
  • Featured Ads – allows you to promote certain ads over others by charging a fee for them, featured ads are displayed using CSS to highlight them. Featured ads are always returned first in a category, the overall ad list, or in search results. Also has a widget for placement anywhere on your site. Full admin control of featured ads, too
  • BuddyPress – allows users to manage their listing ads in the BuddyPress profile directly, see events from ad posting in the activity stream and more
  • Fee per Category – allows you to charge for certain categories and not others, giving you more freedom on how to configure your classified section. Allows for multiple fee plans per category, as well as a default plan to cover “all other unspecified” categories
  • Membership to Post – allows power users to place blocks of ads at a time, great for real estate agents, car dealers, anyone who wants to place ads in bulk
  • Comments/Ratings – allow users to rate classified ads, and add ratings and comments on listings
  • RSS Feeds – allows you syndicate your ads for your users to download in their favorite RSS reader and come back to your site more often!
  • Coupons/Discounts – allows you to offer coupon codes for ad promotions to your users, coupons can be a percent off, or a fixed amount, have expiration dates and be tracked by usage
  • Category Icons – adds small icons to give visual cues to your user for each directory category in AWP Classifieds Plugin
  • Mark as Sold – allows users to mark for sale items as sold to keep content in your classifieds, but clarify availability
  • Attachments – allows users to attach PDFs, text files or other images to their classifieds (great for job boards!)
  • Ad Campaign Manager – add your own advertisements in 5 different positions
  • ZIP Search – search for ads that have address fields within a radius of a postal code

Premium Payment Gateways for Paid Listings

Want to accept credit cards on your site for paid listings in your classifieds directory? Choose from any of our extra payment processors.

  • Stripe – accept payments via Stripe for ads
  • PayPal Pro – allows you to have an embedded payment form on your site for use with PayPal Pro accounts
  • Authorize.net Gateway – allows users to purchase ads and credit plans using Authorize.net

These are just some of the features of our easy WordPress Classifieds Plugin.

For more information and support please visit awpcp.com

If you love AWP Classifieds, please consider purchasing a Module!


Pre-installation note: If you have previously tried other WordPress classified plugins and plan to use the same page, please make sure your database has been cleared of any posts with the same name or slug as your classifieds page.
For example, if your page will be named “Auto Listings”, you might have a wp_posts database entry post_title value of “Auto Listings” and post_name value of “auto-listings” still left over from previous plugins.
You need to check your database to make sure old data does not exist. Delete all entries from your wp_posts table where the post_title and post_name are the same as your classifieds page.

  1. Upload the folder another-wordpress-classifieds-plugin with its contents to wp-content/plugins/
  2. Activate the plugin
  3. Click on the “Click here to setup your site options” link and fill out all your various options to configure how you want your classifieds to run.
  4. Create some categories and sub categories for your ads.
  5. Set up your payment fees if you are going to be running in pay mode.


For the definitive FAQ section, please visit the FAQ Section of the Forum, or our Quick Start guide.

How do I install AWP Classifieds Plugin?

Please see our Installation Guide, the Quick Start Guide for common how-to scenarios, and our Initial Setup page for instructions on how to get going quickly.

Full documentation for the plugin is also available.

What types of classified listing directories can I create?

Our classifieds website builder software combined with our add-on modules is the most powerful classifieds plugin on the market. The options for classified advertising are limitless. Here are a few types of classified directories you can create:

  • Job board listings and help wanted
  • Auto, truck, and car listings
  • Apartment classifieds
  • Property and real estate listings
  • Dating and personal listings
  • Fashion listings to buy and sell clothing
  • Announcements for events like yard sales, reunions, auctions, and school events

Can this plugin support paid and free listings?

Yes it can. You can do this by creating fee plans for 0.00 and some other paid amount at the same time. For more details, read this article.

Will it work with my theme?

Our WordPress classifieds plugin will work with any well-written, WP compliant theme. Generally speaking, paid themes tend to be higher quality than free ones.

In general, we like WooThemes as a solid company with great products and support. You can check them out here Or StudioPress

Can this plugin be translated into my language?

Yes it can. Our Classifieds directory plugin comes with many user-provided translations under the /languages folder. For details on how to do it, our translation guide will help get you started.

Is this compatible with WordPress Multisite (WPMU)?

Yes it is. However, you cannot “network-activate” the plugin (as this will share the database). Activate it on only the subsites on which you need a directory. This can be done under Plugins->Add New as the Administrator user. Do not “network activate” AWPCP as the “super admin”.


June 27, 2023
Really Great. Wish it was fully updated to WP 6.2.2 and we could use UPPER and lower case in the Description. It used to do that
April 17, 2023
I’ve been looking for a property-posting plug-in for ages, until i found AWP’s customizable plug-in for wordpress… thank you
January 31, 2023 1 reply
All i wanted to do, was to ensure that my users can indicate if their intended listing is a “Used Item” or “Brand New Item”. I feel this is a very vital feature that should be in every classified plugin. It wasn’t included in this plugin and i could not find a way to insert it myself. I just had to uninstall the plugin and look for another one.
May 29, 2022 1 reply
Hi, I’m thinking of creating a brand db list, but in your demo, I don’t see clearly the options that your plugin is able to do. The layout seems to be very specific for selling houses, hotels, tourism, hospitality or similar. It is something very local based. The layout will be horrible when someone wants to make an international list for other business areas. For example, brands are all over the world and we only want to configure some topics and not all of them. I intended to do linked to international (not so focus on local map or location search). So I have some questions: 1. Is it possible to remove the location field or any other field we don’t need? 2. Is it possible to create a listing of brands with a table view? (Just the Old Fashion way to layout display, it’s easier, simple and faster… The table view, we should be able to set up the columns with the topics we want to display. Also the number of fields by page (20, 50, 100, 200) 3. In these listings is there a possibility to add categories or hashtags for topics related to that brand list? (so people will find product type tag or category according to what they search and not the location) 4. Is there a possibility to create a table with annual voting, for each company? And at the same time have a global cumulative vote (of all the years). 5. Also another field “where to buy?” .. just inside a list of places to people that need something can buy in that website list (according to country) 6. Would be interesting if, by some way, we can connect to those brands official social networks to check Number of Fans / Followers by each brand. So we also can rank them. Maybe you don’t have these options… so I hope can be developed because will be new ideas 🙂 Please let me know if you will have these options, PM/Poke me! Thank you, Kind regards
January 17, 2022 3 replies
Hi, I need that when the user wants to renew an ad, they can choose the plan they want (in the event that there are several plans). At this time, as the plugin is configured, it can only be renewed with the plan that the ad currently has. This doesn’t make sense as if you want to switch to a premium plan for example, you can’t, you would have to delete the ad and create it again with another plan. I’m waiting. Thank
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  • New: Updates for better PHP 8 support.
  • Security: Add more nonce and user role protection for uninstalling and other ajax functions.
  • Security: Hardening for escaping output and SQL queries.
  • Update SelectWoo script version.
  • Fix: Fallback to native dropdowns if there is a conflict with Select2.
  • Fix: SEO Framework updatesfor outdated code.
  • Code: Update to phpcs 3 standards.


  • Security update against CSRF attacks in some admin pages. add CSRF tokens “nonce”.
  • Fix: Pagination show the correct number of ads per page based on “number ads per page plugin” settings instead of 10 ads per page.
  • Fix: Reset permalink on installation to avoid page not found errors (404).


  • Important security update. Sanitizing incoming values.
  • Fix: Show payment error messages weren’t showing for logged out users.
  • Fix: A couple email notifications didn’t include a space between the site name and url.


  • New: When viewing a free listing, show “Free” instead of “$0.00”
  • Fix: Permissions issues were preventing the admin menu from showing on some sites.
  • Fix: The button label, category description, and order weren’t always showing in the category form.
  • Fix: The links to edit and delete a fee plan weren’t working correctly.
  • Fix: Prevent trashed posts from coming back when viewing the trash.
  • Fix: When deleting expired adds, check by end date instead of only the disabled date. This will delete the expired ads sooner.
  • Fix: The custom upload folder setting was only used for temporary files.
  • Make a few extra strings translatable.


  • Fix: Remove custom Yoast integration to resolve fatal error.
  • Fix: Remove Profile builder integration since it wasn’t working.
  • Fix: Remove Content aware sidebars integration. This is old and no longer compatible
  • Fix: Expiration emails didn’t include the number of days left.
  • Fix: Deleting an ad wasn’t decreasing category ad count.
  • Fix: The “Clear form” button wasn’t allowing the category to be set again.
  • A lot of code cleanup.


  • Set listings to expired more frequently. Instead of only doing this on the cron, do it when we check if the listing is expired.
  • Fix: Allow ads to expire more than once.
  • Fix: EU dates were showing the wrong expiration dates in emails.
  • Fix: When used with featured ads, they weren’t always showing at the top on the main page.


  • New: Simplify importing dates. It’s smarter now with fewer settings.
  • New: Use a more global date format in the CSV export. This can be changed with the new awpcp_export_date_format hook.
  • Fix: Some servers were looking for the privacy policy file in the wrong location.
  • Fix: When ad content was clickable, it was adding p tags to the link.
  • Fix: The ad exporter was missing column headings.
  • Fix: The option to mark as spam was showing in the bulk options when Akismet was disabled.


  • New: Allow more field placeholders based on the slug (like ad_contact_email and more)


  • Updated for PHP 8 support.
  • Remove mentions of deprecated modules.
  • Fix: The link to download the debug info works now.
  • Fix: Remove a regions setting that is no longer used.

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