A new update to a growing family of WorksForWeb's classified scripts introduces a number of features that utilize social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media integration allows classified website owners to harness the power of viral marketing.
The recent release includes a redefined set of tools for the admin such as an Admin Dashboard
that simplifies everyday tasks, a new interface with flexible language capabilities, and improved integration with popular services.
Social Media Functionalities
In Version 5.4 of the classified software, developers have added the distinctive Facebook 'Like' and Twitter 'Tweet' buttons to each classified listing page, giving users the ability to share listings with their friends and followers. It's now also possible for users to use their OpenID, Google, Facebook and Twitter account to log in.
This development comes as no surprise considering recent trends in online business. According to a recent report from Search Engine Land, there are now roughly 700 Facebook status updates every second, as well as 600 Tweets per second. These sites and others like them represent a massive global community which is constantly growing. Until now, the classified ads software systems on the market gave website owners few ways to tap into this thriving marketplace.
The new update to WorksForWeb's software aims to allow classifieds website owners to take advantage of these continuing trends and to capitalize on them while promoting their listings and websites, which is exactly what the following improvement does.
In addition to the inclusion of the Like and Tweet buttons in the online classifieds script, owners of the v.5.4 classified script, as well as every user that has Facebook and Twitter enabled can now add new listings automatically to their Walls and/or Twitter feeds. This allows classified site owners to generate more buzz with a higher level of automation than they've enjoyed in the past.
Smooth, User-Friendly Admin Dashboard
Many scripts designed for classifieds websites lack usability on the business owner's end, making them slow and clunky to use when performing everyday tasks. WorksForWeb aims to offer a productivity boost for its clients by streamlining these daily tasks as much as possible in the software's new Admin Panel.
Changes include the ability to quickly alter the look and feel of the admin back end (which was rather hard-coded in the previous versions) by editing the CSS. The back end now features themes and multi-language capability (see below).
A set of new user management tools were added, making editing users fun. Both users and admins can now change usernames after creation of their account. Another new feature entails the creation of an entirely new user group,'Buyers.'
These users can view listings and use all website services such as saved popular searches, adding ratings and comments to listings, but can't create their own ads.
Straightforward Admin Panel Translation into Multiple Languages
Other features that appear in the new update include a functionality that allows the admin to translate the back end interface into one or several languages. This simplifies the Admin Panel use for administrators who are not confident with English or have employees offshore.
The new update also includes back-end themes, allowing administrators to alter the look and feel of their sites via themes, similar to the method used by many blogging platforms to allow users with limited technical abilities to create fresh and professional looking sites. Further, themes can be tied up with languages (convenient websites in, say, English and Arabic, which needs an RTL theme).
Pricing and Availability
Version 5.4 of WorksForWeb's Classified Script is available now for direct download from the website. The Standard edition is priced at $469, while a Special Edition is available for $339.00 only.