The Classified template displays a gallery of images, information about the item being sold, and contact information for the seller.
Page Title and Body Content
An article using the Classified template displays its title and introductory text at the top of the page. Page body content, including inline elements, appear beneath the image gallery, as described for the Default template.
The "date listed" is displayed beneath the body content. It is the date that the article was created.
Back to Search Results
If a user navigates to a classified article from a search, a link back to the search results appears beneath the title. If a user arrived at the classified by some other means that excludes the relevant URL parameters, the link won't appear.
Any number of images can be related to the classified article. They form an image gallery between the introductory and body text.
Arrows to the left and right of the current image navigate through the gallery. Selecting an image displays it in a modal window, with navigation arrows placed either side of the view. This view can be closed by pressing the "X" above the image or anywhere else on the page.
Beneath the main image view is a thumbnail view of all of the related images.
Price and Seller's Details
The Classified template displays the price of the item, as entered in the article extras. If an item is free, the "Free item" checkbox in the article extras will override the price and display the word "Free" on the classified instead.
The seller's name, telephone number and email address are also set in the article extras. All of these elements are optional and will be hidden if left blank.
The article extras let you pick a form that can be used to contact the seller. If a form isn't picked, the "Email Seller" button acts as a mailto link, opening the user's default email provider. If a form is picked, the "Email Seller" button will display the form. You can use any form you like. The email address entered in the article extras is available to the form in the
Metadata values related to the classified article appear as links a user can "Search by". These links take the user to an article using the Search template. This performs a search with the selected category as a search facet. That means the search will display all of the classifieds that also have the selected value.
Only metadata values that are set up as facets in the classified search are output. See below for information about building the article structure and setting up the search.
Classifieds are designed to be grouped together beneath a search article. You don't have to do this, but this is the only way to enable the "Search By" categories.
The classified search article uses the Search template. In its article extras the root article is set as itself (ie it will only search for its own child articles). A search facet should be created to filter results using a suitable "classified category" metadata property.
As described in the "Categories" section above, only metadata values that are also search facets will be output as links on classified articles.
For search results to appear using the custom view described below, the search article extras need to be set to display the custom "Article view".
The Classified template implements a custom view when it appears in Lists and Search results.
This view includes the price, classified title, optional image, introductory text, date listed and the person who listed it.
|FREE||Checkbox||Check this box to display the text "Free" instead of a price|
|PRICE||Number input||The price, in pounds and pence|
|TITLE||Text input||The title of the seller|
|FIRSTNAME||Text input||The seller's first name|
|LASTNAME||Text input||The seller's last name|
|NUMBER||Text input||The seller's phone number|
|Text input||The seller's email address|
|EMAILFORM||Drop-down||A list of all of the forms in iCM. Pick the form you'd like the "Contact Seller" link to link to. If you don't pick a form, the link acts as a mailto link|
Any number of metadata values can be related to the classified article. If the metadata values are from a property that is configured as a facet in an ancestor search article, they will be output as links.