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 classified ads (free or paid)
  • Classified ads can have a „Tweet This“ button in their layout
  • Classified ads can have a „Share on Facebook“ button in their layout
  • Classified ads can be flagged by community for bad/offensive content
  • Classified ads can imported via CSV files
  • Classified ad listings support embedded videos
  • Classified ads can have character limits, supported by plans (different plans can have different limits)
  • Classified ads can be displayed on any page for a single category using shortcodes
  • Auto-verify ads with email links to post immediately upon click
  • Classified ads can be ‚Sent to Facebook‘ inside of ad management
  • Support for displaying ad events in BuddyPress activity stream with BuddyPress module
  • Classified 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
  • Classified 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, PayFast, 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 „subscriptions“ (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 classified 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 classified 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

Classified Modules (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
  • Subscriptions – 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
  • Restricted Categories – restrict content from users unless they accept a disclaimer from your site

Premium Payment Gateways for Paid Classified 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, subscriptions and credit plans using Authorize.net
  • PayFast – accept payments via PayFast for South Africa (ZAR) for ads

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.

Your classified directory should now be ready and working.


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 AWP Classifieds 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 AWP Classifieds 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 AWP Classifieds 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“.


21. Oktober 2020
Still playing around with the setup and wonder, how powerful this plugin is. Hats off! Not sure, if I've overlooked something or haven't digged deep enough yet, but is there an option, to limit the number of classifieds, a fresh user can post? Thanks in advance.
28. September 2020
It`s very nice, but with 2-3 little Bugs and the pricing is to much for our projects .. maybe next year, with more customers and money. best regards MC CONNECT GERMANY Manfred
23. September 2020
I could not praise the developers of this plugin more. Due to a clash with another plugin they helped me to diagnose the issue and resolve it very quickly. They went out of their way and over and above what I would have normally expected. Thank you so much. The plugin works a treat and I will hope to use it again sometime on future projects. I would highly recommend this plugin.
2. September 2020
Been using the classifieds with most of the additional plugins. Had a difficult bug with the region plugin and the developers worked hard to find and fix, Very pleased with their level of customer service and support.
13. Mai 2020
This plugin has so much potential, but is overloaded with little things that cannot be changed or things that just do not work. You can't even edit your ads without getting an act of congress passed and get Ad Keys. What the heck are ad keys? You can't just let the person that created the ad edit the ad??? Ad Management Panel you say? If anyone ever finds it...please let me know because it is non-existent for me. Can't find it anywhere.
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Version 4.1

  • New – Merge together Classifieds admin menus to remove extra duplication. (#3024)
  • Simplify the interface by only allowing users to edit listings from the front-end.
  • Remove the Quick view page in the admin area and use the front-end to avoid doing it two different ways.
  • Tweak – Images moderation is now located in „Settings -> Classifieds -> Moderation“ menu.
  • Tweak – Combine all the image dimensions settings into the same page („Media -> Dimensions“).
  • Fix – Make sure manual upgrade routines are registered.
  • Fix – Update link for manage listing images in admin/moderator notifications. (#3035)
  • Fix – Do not show the ‚renew‘ button when it can’t be used on listings without owner. (#3042)
  • Fix – Edit post url in place ad user notification email. (#3044)

Version 4.0.16

  • Enhancement – Optimize get_categories_hierarchy function by removing empty categories when ‘Hide empty categories from dropdowns’ setting is active.
  • Enhancement – Add setting to show/hide categories selector in Browse Ads page.
  • Enhancement – Add ‘awpcp_country_list_options_countries’ filter to country list options.
  • Fix – Update category metadata value when it’s created while submitting an ad on admin dashboard.
  • Fix – Register manual upgrade routines only when plugin is outdated.
  • Fix – Prevent removing existing regions data on ad update when no new regions data is present.
  • Fix – Update PHPMailer instantiation to match WP 5.5 changes. (#2999, #3018)
  • Fix – Set post_type for query that retrieves expired listings.
  • Tweak – Generate default values for some variables to prevent PHP notices.
  • Tweak – Fix styling in checkout expiration date fields.


  • Fix – Fix init priority for setting up modules.

Version 4.0.15

  • Fix – Latests ads widget CSS classes.
  • Fix – Quick search action URL when site permalink structure is set to Plain.
  • Fix – AWPCP „init“ action hook priorities to prevent issues while running first time verifications.

See changelog for all versions