Build your own “Report this Ad” function for your ClassiPress

Tested on WordPress 4.0 & ClassiPress Version: 3.3.3

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.

You like to see a demo first? Go to my demo site and test the look and function:

Demo Site

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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15 Responses to “Build your own “Report this Ad” function for your ClassiPress”

  1. Darius November 9, 2013 at 07:10 #

    Hello, done all the steps, but for some reason I don’t get ad permalink in the report e-mail.
    Any Ideas?

    Thank you.

  2. Dieter December 21, 2013 at 13:34 #

    Hi Rolf,

    Thank you for this very usefull addon!

    here´s How i implemented it…
    Added in my child-themes single-ad_lising.php, right under:
    The following div.

    <?php echo 'Report this ad?‘; ?>

    Used the following CSS rules in my child themes style.css {
    background: url(“images/flag_red.png”) no-repeat scroll 0px 5px transparent;
    clear: both;
    padding: 5px 5px 5px 25px;
    float: left;
    font-size: 11px;}

    Now its below the post content, right below the stats. In my opinion a better position.


  3. Dieter December 21, 2013 at 13:34 #

    Hmm its not showing…sorry!

  4. Jan Martin February 3, 2014 at 08:28 #

    Does it work on 3.2.2?

  5. Sandra February 8, 2014 at 02:58 #

    Hi, I just paid to get access to the rest of this article and I have received the activation link, but it just brings me back to this page?
    Where do I find the step by step article on How to build your own Report this Ad function?

  6. Sandra February 8, 2014 at 03:05 #

    Ok, Just seconds after my last post the instructions showed up.

  7. Sandra February 8, 2014 at 18:51 #

    I have followed the steps, the report is going through but it is not showing the URL of the reported Ad?

    • Sandra February 8, 2014 at 20:26 #

      Ok sorted the problem, now all working great.

  8. Ray Raven February 10, 2014 at 21:54 #

    Super and flawless coding as per usual – thanks Samcy!

  9. jparker0923 February 19, 2014 at 17:06 #


    I made my purchase, received the link but it just sends me back here to the buy now page. Can someone help me out please. Thank you!

    • Rolf Hassel February 19, 2014 at 17:11 #

      please empty your browser cache or try to use another browser while using the access link. It seems that your browser opens the page from cache.


  10. StreetSurfer August 5, 2014 at 14:17 #

    The demo link doesn’t work? Is this compatible with 3.9.1 + Classipress 3.3.3?

  11. Anthony August 6, 2014 at 18:48 #

    Very interested in this, though your demo site is currently down. Could you give us an update as to whether and if it will likely be back up as I’m very interested in seeing more about this report ad function.


    • Rolf Hassel August 6, 2014 at 19:14 #

      Yes, i will soon upload a new demo site. I’m currently changing my hoster and need to upload several sites.


  12. Amilcar Bastos May 22, 2015 at 00:42 #

    Good night. A month ago i have purchased this article. I’m now wondering if its doable in another theme than classipress. I’m using flatpress, do you think it’s plugable there?

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