04. How to setup DNNInfo Classifieds Module for the first time
11 Jan 2014 10:17:00 AM
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Once the module has already been installed completedly on the site. We need to drop a module called DNIFCL Control Panel. This module can be considered as the main control panel for the module, because most of the configurations are all stored and setup on this section.

We will need to create a page that is visible to administrator only so no public users or registered users can access to this module. It is recommeded that you place this module under Admin menu or alternative you can create a page that is visible to administrator only, whatever is the easier one for you.

4.1 Create a page for Placing the Control Panel Module.

Let's say we want to create the page under the admin menu. We hover our cursor above the Page menu and a dropdown menubox will be displayed like below:

In this example, we enter the page name Classified Admin and we place it under the Admin Page. Note: You can change this name to anything you like and it doesnt have to be placed under Admin menu, just adjust them according to your needs.

4.2 Drop the Control Panel Module
(DNIFCL Control Panel)

Select the Control Panel module from the dropdownlist and install it on the page.

Once installed you will see the following image on your page:

If you see the arrow shown on above image, you will need to run a setup wizard for first time installation. Note: for upgrade, this setup wizard will need to be run as well. You will get this notification if there is a need to run the setup.

Steps in setuping first time installation/ Upgrading the newer version:

1. Export / Import Settings

In this step, the system will save the current settings into the xml and reload the default settings into the system and then re-updated the settings again using the saved settings. Just click the Next button for this step. Once completed the first step, you will get the report details of the first step (shown on 2nd image).

2. Setup the Classified Roles

In this 2nd setup wizard you will be able to determine which roles are allowed to create/edit classifieds. There will be 3 different classified types you can configure. Click the Next button to complete the 2nd setup wizard

3. Setup the Classified Classifications

In this 3rd setup wizard you will be able to load classified attributes/classifications on the site. Those classifications are only used for Cars and Property Classifieds only. The progress will update or append existing classifications records. If this is your first setup, we would recommend you to include all classifications checkboxes to be ticked. Click Next button to complete this 3rd setup wizard. Note: If you only want to Generic classifieds, you don’t necessary to tick those checkboxes.

4. Sync Categories and Locations

In this 4th setup wizard, the module will automatically sync multilanguages for categories and locations. This setup is required especially when your version is under version 4.0.0.

5. Sync Classifieds

In this 4th setup wizard, the module will automatically sync multilanguages for classified listings. This setup is required especially when your version is under version 4.0.0.

Your basic settings are now completed. There are more settings available to setup, that will be explained in the next chapter.

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