How to configure DJ-Classifieds

How to configure DJ-Classifieds

DJ-Classifieds installation 

It would help if you were logged-in as Joomla administrator. Open the " Extension Manager ".


To Upload & Install DJ-Classifieds component, click " Choose file " and choose the extension package from your disk.


When the package is chosen, click " Upload & Install ".


DJ-Classifieds has been installed successfully.



Go to " Components " and choose " DJ-Classifieds " from the list.


In DJ-Classifieds Control Panel open " Categories ".


Now click " New ".


Fill in the fields that you need for your category. We present an example configuration.

We set:

  • Category name: cars
  • Price:  free
  • Adding adverts - disable. 
  • Description: New and used cars of all types and brands


As you can see below, we create "Audi " as subcategory and assign it Parent Category "Cars".


You can find a complete list of categories' parameters here.

If you wonder what is "price points" you will find the answer in this article.

Custom fields

Now it's time to create custom fields. In DJ-Classifieds control panel go to " Custom fields " tab and open " Fields ".


Provide all the important information.

We set:

  • Label - First registration
  • Use in - A custom field in the category
  • Type - select list 
  • Values: 2001;2001;2002;2003;2004;2005;2006;2007;2008;2009;2010;2011;2012;2013;2014;2015
  • Required - yes
  • Show in table view and blog view. 


There is also a " Search options " tab. When you use it, the custom fields appear in the ads search box.

We set:

  • In search - yes
  • Search type: two select lists 
  • Values: pre 2001;2001;2002;2003;2004;2005;2006;2007;2008;2009;2010;2011;2012;2013;2014;2015


Do not forget that each custom field should be assigned to a proper DJ-Classifieds category. One more time open the " Categories " in DJ-Classifieds panel.

Choose a proper category and go to " Custom Fields tab ". Choose " Manage custom fields ".


Click " Active " to assign a custom field to this category.


Let's see now how to make a checkbox custom field.

Click "new". Fill all the necessary fields.

We set:

  • Label - features
  • Type - checkbox
  • Values: ABS;air conditioning;fog lamp;traction control;immobiliser
  • Required - no
  • Show in table and blog view. 


And now again the " Search options ".

We set:

  • In search - yes
  • Search type - checkbox
  • Values: ABS;air conditioning;fog lamp;traction control;immobiliser
  • Category assignment - cars


This custom field must be assigned to "cars" category in the same way as the other fields before.

Now let's define the custom field: Condition. 

We set:

  • Label: condition
  • Type - radio
  • Values: new, used
  • Required - yes
  • Show in table and blog view. 


And now the "Search options".

We set:

  • In search - yes
  • Search type: checkbox
  • Values: new, used


And like always we assign " condition " field to " cars " category.


Learn more about extra fields from this article.


Let's create locations now. In DJ-Classifieds panel click on " Location " button.



Choose " new ".


We create the first location. We set:

  • Name: London
  • Type: City
  • Published: Yes

Click " Save " when you are ready.


Now let's create the next location. Click " new " and set:

  • Name: Camden
  • Select a parent region: London
  • Type: Other
  • Published: Yes

Click " Save ".

We have created a sub-location (Camden district) which belongs to London (parent location).


Go to Menus in the top bar. Choose " Main Menu " and then " Add New Menu Item ".


Now we define a new menu item called DJ-Classifieds ads.

We set (all in the Details tab):

  • Menu title - DJ-Classifieds ads
  • Menu item type - category blog layout
  • Category- All categories

Click " Save "

Let's add another menu item. This item will allow users to post their adverts when clicking this menu button.

The process is the same as for the latest menu item.

This time we set:

  • Menu title - DJ-Classifieds post advert
  • Menu Item Type - Add item

Click " Save "


We created only two menu items linked to DJ-Classifieds component views. You can learn about the rest of the available views here.

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