Classifieds gadget (i.e. Job Board )
Blogs or forums are repurposed to serve as classified ads/job boards, however they have serious limitations that prohibit them from being suitable solutions.
Self-service (e.g. searchable, browseable) classified ads system for members and visitors, with administration tools to moderate and manage entries/permissions.
I would definitely vote to have this moved up the list. A classified ads module would save me a lot of work maintaining the classified adverts (most of the adverts on our site require photo's so the blog work around is not suitable for us.) I have looked at third party modules but the issue with having a separate login makes it more hassle to our members than it is worth.
This would be an amazing feature for us to be able to use. I love the idea of having the ability to allow members to post for free and be able to charge a fee for non-members to post.
Please consider adding this functionality when it is moved higher on the priority list.
CVMG web Administrator commented
Just looking for an update on the progress of this proposed module. We currently use the forums module for sales and want ads for our members and with no way to age off the old ones or auto-delete them, it is a huge pain. We have to manually clear the old ones out. So I would like either of two things: some way to set an autodelete so that items can be aged off in forums (just the addition of a mandatory expiration field to a forum entry would work for us.), or for this proposed module be made available.
We do not charge our membership to place ads, and do not allow non-members to do so, and consequently there is no billing requirement for us.
Dmitry Buterin commented
This has not been scheduled for development so the timeline is not defined - we will post updates once it advances to that stage.
This feature, as described above in Chief Apricot's post, would be a huge leap forward in functionality for our website. When might we hope to have it available?
Do you have a timeline for this new module? We are new to Wild Apricot and this feature would be highly desirable. Thanks!
Dmitry Buterin commented
Sorry, no - this is a whole new module, not related to the new CMS.
Wayne Kessler commented
Any chance this is going to be in the new CMS that is released this year?
We are new trial members and evaluating the site. I think I have our organization ready to commit. Having a classified ads / job listing feature would be HUGE for us. Any update on where this stands and any possible timeline for having it implemented.
We'd also be interested in placing ads on our site from our vendor sponsors in our community. Is there any ability to manage this now or in the future?
I know it has been brought up before, but where does WA stand on a classified advertising module. We have a requirement to allow members to place ads. We would like to standardize these advertisements with custom fields. We would like to have required fields, field length restrictions and ad expiration/renewal options. We would like everyone to have read privileges and only members to have posting privileges.
Snowy Apricot commented
Can you tell me where in the HTML haystack that you found the "Member Profile Details" divider. I have been trying to change this for months! :D thanks so much, Amy
Just to keep the topic current -- our organization would also like a job-specific advertising page. We are currently using the forum module, which works fairly well, but something with fields to be filled in by the person posting the position would be helpful for standardizing the listings.
Thanks for a great product!
It would be great if, like events, you could allow members to post for free or at a different rate, and non-members to post at a higher rate.
gmggraham: If you aren't interested in the revenue aspect of it, you might consider using a "blog" page to post jobs. That is what we are currently doing (ceany.org/jobs). Basically just use it like a regular blog but put the title of the position in subject line.
Evgeny Zaritovskiy commented
Not earlier than we release new CMS which is going to be a base for new modules.
Sharon Graham commented
Wondering when this one will be scheduled for WA.
We're really anxious to start a job board for our members.
Steve Veach commented
We also are looking for an immediate solution for jobs posting and would prefer a WA solution as a gadget rather than having to use a work-around and third-party solutions.
I would definitely prefer a WA solution, but for the time being.. :)
This would be an excellent addition, b/c some associations charge our users for job postings, thus allowing the association to collect more revenue which we can in turn pass along to Wild Apricot when they raise their hosting fees (which is sure to happen eventually) for providing such wonderful features for their clients