Swap Factory

Version 3.0.0

179.00 €
119.00 €
60.00 €
* currency conversions from EUR are an approximation
and might slightly differ, depending on the daily rates
of the chosen payment method

Swap Factory offers a user-friendly and easy to manage exchange system of the goods added by users as classified ads.

An overview of the submitted, received and closed offers is available for each user. They can view and accept/reject received offers or to cancel submitted offers.

Swap 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 able 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
Swap 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
Swap 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 pricing listing based on the ad availability
  • Different category pricing for listing payment item
  • Preferential pricing for powersellers and verified users
Swap Factory Key Features

Key Features

  • Multiple ad types: Public Ads and Private Ads
  • Swapping system for 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
Swap 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
Swap Factory User Profile

User Profile

  • Configurable account details (address, map localization and contact information)
  • Account balance and payments history
  • Credits and Packages offers
  • Personalized fields
Swap 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
Swap Factory Main Settings

Main Settings

  • Date & Time format
  • Enable and set the ACL (Access Control List)
  • Enable/disable the swap option
  • 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
Swap 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
Swap 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
Swap 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
Swap Factory 3rd Party Integrations

3rd Party Integrations

  • Community Builder integration including a 5 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)
Swap Factory Notifications


  • Over 20 Email notifications for all important events to users and administrators
  • Customizable email templates
Swap 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
Swap 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

Swap Factory 3.0.0 released on May 4, 2020.

  • Compatibility to Joomla! 4.x.
  • Separated templates folders for Joomla! 3 and Joomla! 4.
  • Fixed an issue regarding model loading on PHP 7.4.

Swap Factory 2.2.3 released on April 24, 2019.

  • New feature: added new module mod_swappending, which displays Hello user, number of unread messages and offers.

Swap Factory 2.2.2 released on November 13, 2018.

  • Fixed issue regarding MySql injection vulnerability signaled under

Swap Factory 1.0.0 released on March 28, 2014.

Screenshots are representing version 1.0.0 of Swap 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.