You can find “Report this Ad” functions on many classifieds site around the web. People can use it to report inappropriate content to the site admin. Have you ever missed it in ClassiPress? Well, there are some good and some bad news. The bad news is that this function is not available in the current ClassiPress version. The good news is that the AppThemes developers are planing to bring this function back to ClassiPress. The bad news is that there is no estimated release status when this function will be availabe. The good news is…No, Enough! Let’s start building our own “Report Ad” function using this tutorial.
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For this modification we only need to copy the single-ad_listing.php file to our child theme folder and edit it with some additional code. One more additional line in your child themes style.css and that’s it. For the rest we use the functions of the popular “Contact Form 7″ plugin and in addition, the “Contact Form 7 – Dynamic Text Extension” plugin. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think. The result will look like this:
Clicking on that link brings you to the report form:
So let’s start now:
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