Featured Post Expiration
Featured Post Expiration is a plugin that will expire Featured ads before the actual expiration date or just change featured ads to a non-featured after specified time.
This plugin requires Classipress to work.
Why should I use this plugin?
Classipress does not support Featured ads to expire after some time, they will expire like normal ads. It also does not support Featured ads to become normal ads after some time, when they are still live.
If you are looking for a plugin that will expire basic ads, please use this plugin.
That’s what this plugin does.
On the Settings screen you can choose how many days Featured ads should stay as Featured, after that you can choose whether to expire ads or make them normal. You can do this for normal ads that ware added without any membership package, or for ads that were added under membership packages. And you can put different settings for every membership package that exists on your site.
You can also choose how often you want the system to check for expired Featured ads. There are three options here: Daily, Twice daily and Hourly. For best results it is best to choose Hourly option.
A nice feature is also an email option to notify users when their ads change status from Featured to Normal.
There is also a logging option for admin to see what was going on and how and when ads were removed.
New feature with version 2.4.0 are two counters on the admin bar. One will show you number of registered featured ads and the other number of days until next featured ad expires.
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This plugin has been tested on Classipress 3.4.x, 3.5.x, 3.6.x and 4.x.
2015/12/19 – 1.0.0 – Initial version
2016/01/06 – 2.0.0 – Added options for every membership package and for normal ads. Added logging for admins.
2016/02/25 – 2.0.1 – Some visual changes in admin
2016/02/29 – 2.1.0 – Fixed a bug that was expiring all ads
2016/03/02 – 2.1.1 – Fixed a bug that caused auto schedule not to run
2016/04/29 – 2.2.0 – Added Current Status tab and removed debugging texts
2016/05/04 – 2.2.1 – Fixed a bug that was registering expired but still published ads.
2016/05/06 – 2.3.0 – Added an option to exclude users or ads from expiring.
2016/05/06 – 2.3.1 – Fixed a bug that was showing wrong days left in status report
2016/05/27 – 2.4.0 – Added admin menu counts that show number of featured ads online and number of days until next ad expiration. Fixed a bug that wasn’t removing pre removed ads from the list.
2016/06/27 – 2.4.1 – Fixed number of days until next ad expiration on admin bar
2016/06/28 – 2.4.2 – Fixed an error for admin bar that was stopping the site in some cases
2016/08/01 – 2.5.0 – Added a new feature to send email to user when an ad becomes a “normal” ad.
2016/08/05 – 2.5.1 – Corrected some bugs with counting days
2017/01/20 – 2.6.0 – Compatibility with Paid Ad Features and Paid Ad Extender plugins
2017/02/17 – 2.6.1 – Fixed a bug that was not saving settings for expired days value
2017/03/21 – 2.7.0 – Compatibility with EasyCPMods Toolbox plugin
2018/09/18 – 2.7.1 – Fixed a small bug
2018/11/09 – 2.7.2 – Fixed a link bug in status bar
2018/11/13 – 2.7.3 – Fixed a small database bug
2018/11/14 – 2.8.0 – Added more logging options
2018/12/07 – 2.9.0 – Added option to change default featured label text
2018/12/13 – 2.9.1 – Fixed for Classipress 4.x and added option to display featured price
2019/02/13 – 2.9.2 – Fixed a small bug
When the countdown begins – since the publication of the ad or from the moment the sign “Featured” ad?
In version 1.0.0 the date from which counting starts is the date the ad was published.
Version 2 will be available soon and this will be changed.
Can you insert function to exclude some Featured Ads? maybe based on author or based on order ID in CP?
I have added two new options into version 2.3.0 for excluding users or ads. Just enter user IDs or ad IDs, separated by comma.
Thank You Blaz.
Fast and best support
I tried the 2.4.0 version and still showing wrong days left in status report. How do i fixed it?
i figure it out and everthing is ok
This is awesome plugin – Recommended
I bought your plugin yesterday but it does’t working at all….it is not recognise my featured ads…i saw your video and i did exactly the same thing but without results….the log tab and current status tab not showing anything and at the the top of the admin area the icons tha showing the current featured ads are zero.
what should i do?
Have you checked the log tab? Can you send the log to me?
My log is empty…nothing show at log tab…
Do you have some advice how to solve my problem?
That means that plugin never ran. Have you clicked on Expire Now button? Or set cron job under plugin settings?
i have clicked the Expire Button but nothing happened….How can i set cron job under plugin setting?
can i give you access and have a look?please,i am almost done with the site and only this issue remains……
I was just about to ask you that since I can not replicate this issue. I’ll send you a mail and have a look.
It appears that the problem was strange data on ad. If you get this strange behavior again, let me know.
Are you still responding to these comments? if so, I have a question…
I want to set the Featured Ads to be valid for 7 days, but I also want to communicate this to the users when they are creating their listing. I just need to add some text to the Featured Ad section of the Create Listing page. Can this be done via some CSS or PHP snippets in ClassiPress or is this a plugin functionality?
Because as it stands now, I want to charge a 7-day feature ad, but I have no way of communicating this to the user when they are creating their ad
I have updated this plugin and it now has the option to change default Featured ad label text.
Description is not working for now.
Thank you. I downloaded and installed version version 2.9 and I see the new options. But when I changed the label to a customized text, it repeated the new label twice and removed the checkbox.
I have screenshots if you would like them. Just tell me where to send them
Hi, any news on my question of December 10 @ 3:08pm?
New wersion has been published that should fix your problem.
Hi, thanks for your reply. Just seeing it now.
The new version still has the same issues. When I select the ‘Would you like to change default featured post text?’ and enter my own text, it simply adds it to the existing text. It doesn’t replace it.
I can send you my URL or a screenshot. Just let me know how I can send it to you
I’ll fix it and get back to you.