Ads Factory

Version 4.6.1

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Ads Factory offers the easiest way to publish classified web ads.

Our extension is a turnkey solution for both Joomla! webmasters and unfamiliarized users alike. This extension performs an outstanding balancing act between its versatility on display, mixed with custom field flexibility and finalized with multiple revenue possibilities.

Ads Factory Custom Fields

Custom Fields

  • Publishable in any product template
  • Multiple field types (Checkbox, Image, Text input, Radio button, etc.)
  • Displayed on 6 different pages on the default product template and ability to set category filter
  • Used for ads and user profiles
  • Each custom field can be set as searchable, rendering it available in advanced search
  • Option to set fields as compulsory
Ads Factory Layout & Themes

Layout & Themes

  • Fully customizable template system
  • Default responsive template
  • Fully customizable CSS
  • Smarty based templates allowing even more flexibility
  • Multiple viewing styles for ads listings: List display and Grid display
Ads Factory Monetize


  • Payment items: Pay per listing, Pay per image, Pay per contact, Pay for featured ads
  • Credit discounts with the use of the Buy Credits item
  • Packages that contain advantageous offers for users
  • Different listing pricing based on the availability of the ad
  • Different category pricing for listing payment item
  • Preferential pricing for powersellers and verified users
Ads Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Multiple ad types: Public Ads and Private Ads
  • Guest posting (no registration needed)
  • Availability options
  • Featured ads (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
  • Picture upload and image gallery for ads
  • File attachments for ads
  • Messaging system for users
  • Google Maps localization
  • Reporting system for offending ads
  • Watchlist (by individual ads or by categories)
  • Admin definable currency
  • Automatic currency exchange rates using Yahoo conversion
  • Republish and extend ads
  • Ads ending countdown
  • Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious)
  • Embedded video integration for ads (Youtube, MySpace, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast)
  • Tags
  • RSS feed
Ads Factory Standards


  • Multi-language support, UTF-8 support, comes default with English INI language files
  • SEO/SEF friendly
  • Default integration with Joomla! user profile, allowing a single login for Joomla! and component
  • Transition to RTL by editing the product templates
  • Simple installation, configuration and updating process
Ads Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (address, map localization and contact information)
  • Account balance and payments history
  • Displaying of Credits and Packages offers
  • Personalized fields
Ads Factory Categories


  • Unlimited categories and subcategories levels
  • Custom fields availability on specific categories
  • Different category pricing for listing payment item
  • Add categories to watchlist
  • Quick add function to add multiple categories and subcategories at once
  • 3 category navigation modules
Ads Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Enable and set the ACL (Access Control List)
  • Add restrictions for the amount of posted ads (globally, per user group, per user)
  • Enable/disable guest posting
  • Enable/disable the price field (can also be made compulsory)
  • Set number of ads per page
  • Maximum number of tags allowed
  • Order ads lists by start date or end date
  • Enable/disable messages between users
  • Allow guest messages
  • Customizable Workflow (one step posting, where ads information is entered on one page or a two-steps posting, which will require users to set the category first and the rest of the details afterwards)
  • Admin approval of every listing
  • Restrict certain ad types (Public/Private)
  • Enable and set up attachments options
  • Enable and set up Google Maps
  • Hide contact information (address, email)
  • Define availability periods for ads
  • Define the maximum size of the uploaded images or if a main image is required
  • Enable and set up ReCaptcha
Ads Factory Search


  • Advanced ads search using various criteria: title, category, ad type, price range, etc.
  • Search ads by their location with the use of Google Maps
  • Searchable custom fields
  • Quick search and price range search modules
Ads Factory Payments Gateways

Payments Gateways

  • Several Payment Gateways supported for payments towards the site: Paypal, Moneybookers/Skrill, 2Checkout, SagePayments, Authorize.Net, Bank-transfers
  • API available for integration of 3rd party payment gateways for payments towards the site
Ads Factory Modules & Plugins

Modules & Plugins

  • Quick search and price range search modules
  • 3 category navigation modules
  • Modules that display latest, popular, most valuable, random, featured ads (multiple instances module)
  • Tag cloud module
Ads Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder integration including a 4 plugins pack
  • Google Maps
  • ReCaptcha
  • Love Factory user profile
  • Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious)
  • Embedded video integration for ads (Youtube, MySpace, Vimeo, Metacafe, Howcast)
Ads Factory Notifications


  • Over 15 Email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Ads Factory Backend Management

Backend Management

  • Actions: create new ads and edit existing ones, deal with reports, send notifications, etc.
  • Import ads from CSV
  • Export ads to XLS
  • Overview messages
  • User management
  • Payments management
  • Several statistics and information
Ads Factory Requirements


  • Joomla! 4.x, 3.x
  • PHP (min. 5.3.0)
  • MySQL (min. 5.1 + )
  • CRON (a general CRON Tutorial is available in our documentation section)
  • cURL, GD2 libraries enabled

Ads Factory 4.6.1 released on February 15, 2021.

  • Fixed several small issues including price setting, saving ad, etc.

Ads Factory 4.6.0 released on May 21, 2020.

  • Compatibility to Joomla! 4.x.
  • Separated templates folders for Joomla! 3 and Joomla! 4.

Ads Factory 4.5.0 released on October 18, 2018.

  • New feature: images for main categories.
  • New feature: grid display for search results.
  • new feature: watermark text for ads images.
  • Updated product templates to Smarty 3.
  • Fixed several issues including post without terms and conditions, location on map in ad details, posting two steps ads, CB profile, etc.

Ads Factory 1.0.0 released on January 25, 2009.

Screenshots are representing version 4.0.0 of Ads Factory.

Take a moment to check out the product demo-server under:

We provide the demo-server for testing purposes, where visitors can access the frontend and also the backend area. The important features are usually available on the demo-server, while some particular features including the payment plugins (if the extension in case has these features) are disabled.

Keep in mind that for our Joomla! extensions supporting Smarty templates, the display is fully customizable also through our own product templates, otherwise the display remains flexible and offers the possibility to be matched with the site template through the CSS files.

Please note that the demo-server is set on an hourly reset, meaning that any changes will be at some point erased and the initial values restored.

We offer our extensions without encryption, in order to offer maximum flexibility for each webmaster, therefore we cannot offer any trial versions. Without encryption, each webmaster can modify the code in order to suit their own particular requirements (detailed information under our Terms & Conditions).

For a better product insight we recommend to check the product documentation which describes in detail, all available features and settings of the extension:

If you have any specific questions don't hesitate to contact us.
For any product information please use the available form on the Contact Us page.