Advanced Classifieds & Directory Pro


ACADP is a professional, powerful, flexible, high quality directory plugin, you can create any kind of directory site.

Demo | Documentation | Support | Premium Version

Nested Categories

Allows you to organize your listings across infinite categories and subcategories

  • Unlimited categories
  • Unlimited category levels

Unlimited Custom Fields

ACADP gives you the flexibility to set an unlimited amount of custom fields so that your site can easily accommodate all the areas of business you’d like to advertise.
The following adaptable field type formats are available:

  • radio
  • check box
  • select list
  • text area
  • input box

Other features include:

  • Assign as many extra fields as you like to your categories
  • Set different fields as required
  • Connection to the search widget to select individual fields to be included in the search filters

Locations & Regions

ACADP provides a highly configurable locations setup:

  • Set country and almost any location scenario (country-state-city or country-city-suburb-street etc.)
  • Functional Google maps integration
  • Unlimited locations

Backend Management

The administrator can look after all listings in the backend, along with adding new listings, categories, locations and editing their details. It provides full control over all the settings and keeping everything organized, so you can keep your site running smoothly.

Customizable Layout

ACADP gives you the flexibility to control what to display and how to display in site the front-end.
For Example, you can

  • Choose how many columns display in the categories/locations view, sorting order, show or hide empty items, include listings count next to the item name, etc…
  • Decide which of the listing details to display
  • plus many more

User Functions

Each user can access a personal panel that allows them to:

  • Manage listings
  • Renew listings
  • Delete listings
  • Edit listings
  • Favourite listings (wish list)
  • View Payment History

Adding Videos and Images

No website is complete without multimedia functionality. ACADP straightforwardly incorporates images and video, bringing all of the benefits that come with it, for both buyers and sellers.

  • Admin can control the limit of images a user can upload
  • Users can add videos from YouTube or Vimeo

Advanced Search Widget

The Advanced search widget gives you the flexibility of filtering results based on a wide variety of criteria, including:

  • Search by keyword
  • Search by category
  • Search by location
  • Search by custom fields
  • Search by price range

Revenue Options

Make your listings work even harder to bring in extra revenue by monetizing the many options available to users.

  • Featured Listings: Charge users if they wish to make their listings featured or sticky. Featured listings are displayed at the top of all listings.
  • WooCommerce Integration: Charge users to submit listings by creating paid plans using WooCommerce. This is a PRO feature.
  • Fee Plans: Charge users to submit listings by creating paid plans. This is a standalone feature. No third-party plugins like WooCommerce required. This is a PRO feature.
  • [+] more revenue options coming soon

Payment Plugins

Payment plugins out of the box!

  • Offline payment – when your advertisers want to pay via a standard bank transfer method.
  • PayPal – This is a PRO feature.
  • Stripe – This is a PRO feature.

Email Notifications

Administrator email notifications are automatically sent for:

  • New listings
  • Expired listings
  • Order created
  • Payment received
  • Abuse notifications

User email notifications are automatically sent for:

  • New listing postings
  • Notifications of expiring listings (administrator can set when the email is sent)
  • Listing expiration
  • Order created
  • Order completed

NOTE: Admin can customize the Emails sent to users.

Other Features

  • Add to Favourites
  • Comment on listings
  • Allow Users to Contact Listing Owners
  • Show or Hide Google reCAPTCHA (v2) challenge in ACADP forms.

More information at PluginsWare.


  • Listing Detail Page
  • List View
  • All Categories Page
  • Search Widget
  • Others


Este plugin proporciona 5 bloques.

  • ACADP - Locations
  • ACADP - Categories
  • ACADP - Listings
  • ACADP - Search Form
  • ACADP - Listing Form


  1. Download the plugin.
  2. From the WordPress Admin Panel, click on Plugins => Add New.
  3. Click on Upload, so you can directly upload your plugin zip file.
  4. Use the browse button to select the plugin zip file that was downloaded, and then click on Install Now.
  5. Once installed, click “Activate”.

That’s it! Visit the official Documentation page for further setup.


Will the plugin work with my theme?

“Advanced Classifieds and Directory Pro” has been designed to work with any theme. In case you find any conflict issues, kindly write to us here explaining the issue along with your site link. You should receive a reply within 24 hours (except Sunday).

Does the plugin support third-party page builder like “Elementor”, “WPBakery”, “Divi”, etc.?

Yes. Simply, generate your shortcode using the plugin’s “Shortcode Builder” and add it to your favourite page builder.

Can the plugin be translated into my language?

Yes, the plugin is translation-ready and you can translate it to your own language easily. Kindly follow the instructions here.

Is the plugin compatible with WordPress Multisite?

Yes, it is. However, do not “network-activate” the plugin. Activate it on only the subsites on which you need a directory. This can be done under “Plugins -> Add New” as the Administrator user.

The plugin is not working for me. What should I do now?

Kindly write to us here explaining the issue along with your site link. You should receive a reply within 24 hours (except Sunday).

See our FAQ page, which is updated more regularly.


15 de diciembre de 2021
The plugin support team provided a brilliant job. I have a theme that does not support this plugin. Contacted developer and within breath they just resolved the problem. Thanks a lot. I will use it on all of my sites.
11 de octubre de 2021
This is missing a honeypot feature to block out bots as fake "members" so it allows bots to create a user profile, then someone can use that new profile to create fake listings or try to find ways to put malware into the website. Even the paid version doesn't include it, according to PluginWare. I reached out with a support ticket, and they told me it does not have a honeypot feature if you allow the plugin to take care of user Login/Registration. It's a pretty significant security gap, IMO! Especially for something as expensive as this. You'd have to layer it on with something else to fill the gap.
17 de julio de 2021
Thank you! I have been looking for a simple solution for a long time! And this is the best that can be!
13 de julio de 2021
Not only are the features really extensive on the free version, but i had a support request which was responded to within a couple of hours and resolved shortly afterwards. Much appreciated thanks so much to Pluginsware. This is also the best listings or directory plugin that I have found after doing a lot of research. The layout is also really great.
18 de marzo de 2021
The developers and support staff at ACADP are a model of what this industry should offer: excellent code, excellent plugin development, and world class tech support. The ACADP plugin gives a frontend developer, who wants to develop a classified ad site ,all the tools and functionality needed. The plugin's business logic is extremely well crafted .It anticipates all contingencies in the development of a classified ad system. It is extremely flexible and the more one studies it, the more one sees that the developers have thought the process through thoroughly. However, the best aspect of this plugin is the hands down best technical support in the industry. These people will never abandon you as a pro user. I reflect on my own experience,nights on the phone with India, days working through plugin conflicts with their full support and insight. They are the best in class.They are true professionals.
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Registro de cambios


  • Fix: WordPress 5.8 compatibility issues.


  • Fix: Issues with “View as” & “Sort by” dropdowns that occurred after the 1.8.3 plugin update.


  • Fix: Marker (OpenStreetMap) shows the wrong location when selecting a child location.
  • Fix: “Retry Payment” button shows even after the payment is successful.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Google Maps MarkerClusterer not working after the 1.8.1 plugin update.


  • Fix: Issues with Locations & Categories dropdown that occurred after the 1.8.0 plugin update.


  • New: OpenStreetMap Integration.
  • New: Display custom fields on listing archive pages.
  • New: New shortcode attributes to filter listings based on custom fields.
  • New: Display Listing ID on the single listing page.
  • New: Option to DELETE / NOT DELETE the plugin data & media files when uninstalling the plugin or deleting the listings from the plugin.
  • Tweak: The “category” attribute in the [acadp_listings] shortcode accepts multiple category ids separated by comma(,). So, you can show listings from multiple categories.
  • Tweak: The “location” attribute in the [acadp_listings] shortcode accepts multiple location ids separated by comma(,). So, you can show listings from multiple locations.
  • Tweak: Updated Freemius SDK (2.4.2).
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Open images in a lightbox on the single listing pages.
  • Tweak: Updated Freemius SDK (2.4.1).
  • Fix: Listing slug changes when the “Listing Details” meta box is positioned above the “Publish” meta box in the back-end listings form.
  • Fix: “Navigation Menu” widget shows wrong menu titles when used on the single category/location pages in the footer position.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: “Listing Badges” and “Single Listing Page” settings not inserted properly in some WordPress environments.


  • New: Option for users to mark listings as sold.
  • New: Phone number field in the contact form.
  • Tweak: Settings page restructured for better user experience.
  • Tweak: Snap map to user location on the listings map view.
  • Tweak: Sender details in the contact form auto-filled for logged in users.
  • Tweak: Hide email address, phone number completely from the single listing page.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Security Fix. Prevent XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) attempt on the title fields. Thanks to Softlink ICT, Wilco de Jongh for bringing this issue to us.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Tweak: WordPress 5.3 compatibility.
  • Tweak: Updated Freemius SDK (2.3.1).
  • Fix: Pagination not working on the “Manage Listings” page when the page URL contains additional query parameters like “renew”.
  • Fix: Disabled editing of expired listings from the site front-end until they are renewed.
  • Fix: Unable to sort listing form images in the mobiles.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Removed the misleading upgrade notice from the readme.txt file.


  • New: Plugin Dashboard.
  • New: Shortcode Builder.
  • New: Mechanism that auto-detects plugin misconfiguration issues and provide the fixes.
  • Tweak: Simplified settings page UI.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Issues with wrongly escaped HTML output.


  • Tweak: Updated Freemius SDK (2.3.0).


  • Fix: Security fix.


  • New: WhatsApp share.
  • Tweak: WP Query optimization.
  • Fix: WordPress 5.2 compatibility issues.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Tweak: Updated freemius integration code to show our PREMIUM version(s).
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Security fix.


  • Fix: Unfortunately, there were some bugs in the 1.6.1 release and this is an immediate release which addresses those issues.


  • New: Gutenberg blocks for locations, categories, listings, search and the new listing form layouts.
  • New: Yoast SEO plugin compatibility.
  • Tweak: “Quicktags” option for the front-end listing form TinyMCE editor.
  • Fix: Single listing pages slider navigation issue.
  • Fix: Custom field values display issue in the single listing pages.
  • Fix: reCAPTCHA display issue in single listing pages when reCAPTCHA is disabled for “New Listing form” option in the back-end plugin settings.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Display categories as ‘dropdown’ or ‘list’ using ‘ACADP Categories’ widget.
  • New: Display locations as ‘dropdown’ or ‘list’ using ‘ACADP Locations’ widget.
  • Tweak: Search by multiple keywords.
  • Fix: Issues in storing empty values of the Checkbox customfield type in the listing form.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Unfortunately, there were some bugs in the 1.5.8 release and this is an immediate release which addresses those issues.


  • New: Option to create custom fields to the “form” instead of “categories”.
  • New: Added new action & filter hooks for monetization.
  • Fix: Option to keep listings permanent and never expires.
  • Fix: “location” and “category” query string conflict with other third party plugins.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Listings moved to ‘Renewal’ state wrongly.


  • New: User Login, Registration system.
  • New: Added support for the new “document_title_parts” filter hook to filter the page titles.
  • New: New shortcode attribute “featured=0|1” to disable featured listings always being added to the top of the listings archive pages.
  • New: New shortcode attributes for the shortcode “[acadp_search_form]” to customize the display of the Search Form.
  • Tweak: Settings page SLUG changed to “aec_settings” to avoid conflicts with other plugins.
  • Fix: Categories dropdown issue when listings disabled in top level categories.
  • Fix: Conflict with “Ultimate Member – Google reCAPTCHA” plugin.
  • Fix: RSS Feed URL issue in single category, location pages.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Added new attributes ‘category’, ‘location’ for the shortcode [acadp_listings].
  • New: Display listings in random order.
  • New: Added a new container CSS class ‘acadp-entry-featured’ in the featured listing entries. So, the users can style the featured listings as per their need.
  • Tweak: Show video, map, contact details in the single listing page without the need of widgets.
  • Tweak: Separate dropdown for each category/location levels.
  • Tweak: Hide payment options when the checkout page is empty.
  • Fix: Browser title issue in single category/location pages.
  • Fix: Sorting issue when ACADP listings page is added as a static front page.
  • Fix: Show description in single category/location pages.
  • Fix: Listing slug not changed when edited.
  • Fix: Conflict with WooCommerce permalink rules.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Added Image support for categories.
  • New: Added new “ACADP Listings” widget.
  • New: Added new “URL” custom field type.
  • New: Added separate currency for payments.
  • New: Option to restrict listing submissions in parent category.
  • New: Added new shortcode attribute “view” to show listings by particular view.
  • Tweak: First image from the listings are automatically added as featured.
  • Tweak: Plugin translations are loaded using “init” hook instead of “plugins_loaded”.
  • Tweak: Option to use “WP Editor” or “TextArea” as the text editor in the listing form.
  • Tweak: Currency added next to the “Price” label in the listing form.
  • Tweak: Display Custom Fields description in the front-end.
  • Tweak: All of the WordPress core listings page links are redirected to the plugin’s custom pages.
  • Fix: Listings count issue in “Categories”, “Locations” pages.
  • Fix: Image rotation issue in IDevices.
  • Fix: “Agree to Terms label” display issue in the listing form.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: Fatal error: Call to a member function get_queried_object_id().
  • Fix: Category name are shown as title instead of Listing name.


  • New: Added map view for the listings.
  • Fix: [+] Issue in sending emails to the listing owners.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Fix: ‘glyphicons’ display issue in single listing page when email, phone number and website fields are empty.


  • New: Added new ‘ACADP Listing Address’ widget.
  • New: Added new ‘ACADP Listing Contact’ widget.
  • New: Added new ‘ACADP Listing Video’ widget.
  • Tweak: Single listing page re-designed.


  • New: Added new action hook ‘acadp_before_checkout_form’ for payment processing.
  • New: Added new shortcode ‘[acadp_payment_errors]’.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • New: Added new setting to configure “Google Maps API Key” under “Misc” tab of the plugin settings menu.
  • New: Added new ‘[acadp_search_form]’ shortcode.
  • New: Added new ‘ACADP Categories’ widget.
  • New: Added new ‘ACADP Locations’ widget.
  • New: Added new attribute ‘header=1|0’ for the shortcodes [acadp_category], [acadp_location] & [acadp_listings].
  • New: Added new attribute ‘id’ for the shortcode [acadp_user_listings].
  • Fix: Custom fields display issue in listing detail page.
  • Fix: [+] few minor bug fixes.


  • Tweak: ‘edit_acadp_listings’ & ‘delete_acadp_listings’ capabilities given to the subscriber user role.
  • Tweak: Currency input method changed from select box to input box.
  • Tweak: ‘acadp_currencies’ filter hook removed.
  • Tweak: ACADP namespaced ‘acadp-bootstrap.css’ file modified to be more compatible with non-bootstrap themes.
  • Tweak: ‘Featured’, ‘Popular’ & ‘New’ labels appended next to the title.
  • Tweak: Social share icons moved to the bottom of the content.
  • Tweak: Location field moved above the categories select box in search widget.
  • Fix: Missing password link in the user registration email.
  • Fix: Wrong user name on the user dashboard page.
  • Fix: Promote button link in manage listings page.
  • Fix: Images display issue in listing detail page.
  • Fix: Wrong Open graph tag values in ACADP pages with social sharing buttons.
  • Fix: Issue in hiding categories, locations, custom fields & price fields in search widget.
  • Fix: [+] lot more minor bug fixes.


  • New: Added new shortcode attribute to control listings display order.
  • New: Added new shortcode attribute to filter listings by featured.
  • New: Added new shortcode attribute to control display limit.
  • New: Added new shortcode attribute to show or hide pagination.


  • New: Added new action & filter hooks for monetization.
  • New: Added register & forgot password links in the Login form.


  • Initial release.