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Installation

Before install, please make sure you have the components bellow enable on your server
PHP 7.1.3 or greater (with PHP exec function, etc.)
OpenSSL PHP Extension
PDO PHP Extension
Mbstring PHP Extension
Tokenizer PHP Extension
XML PHP Extension
Ctype PHP Extension
JSON PHP Extension
GD PHP Extension (or Imagick PHP Extension)
PHP Fileinfo extension
PHP Zip Archive
Rewrite Module (Apache or Nginx)
PHP.INI Requirements
open_basedir must be disabled
File and folder permissions
/bootstrap        775
/storage          775 (recursively)

Installation with Apache

Creating a new Database

First thing you want to do before installing LaraClassified is to create a new database on your mysql server. If you already know how to do this/or have already created one just skip to the next step.

Your hosting provider will most likely have phpMyAdmin as mysql manager. If that is the case here is a step by step guide (if not the process will be very similar on other managers).

Login to your control panel, find and click phpMyAdmin link.

Click on the database tab in the top menu, enter any name for your database and click create.

Uploading Files

After creating a database, unzpip the file you donwloaded from CodeCanyon and upload the contents of LaraClassified folder to your server root, usually /path/to/www/ or /path/to/html/ or /path/to/public_html/.

Launch the Installer

After you created a database and uploaded the files, simply open up your site in the browser (like http://mysite.com, you will redirect to http://mysite.com/install) and follow on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Installation with Nginx

  • Put all the LaraClassified package files to your server root, usually /path/to/www/ or /path/to/html/ or /path/to/public_html/ and set your server configuration like this:
root "/var/www/public";
location / {
   try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$query_string;
}
  • Then restart Nginx.
  • Create a MySQL database, add user to it with full permissions.
  • Go to the script's installation URL. For example http://mysite.com/install
  • And follow the web installation wizard.

Installation on localhost

  • You have to create a local virtual host by using a domain name (eg. http://mysite.localhost) instead of localhost (http://localhost/mysite).
    For more information, please see this article: Using a domain name instead of localhost with XAMPP, WAMP or MAMP.
  • Restart your server.
  • Create a MySQL database, add user to it with full permissions.
  • Go to the script's installation URL. For example http://mysite.localhost/install
  • And follow the web installation wizard.

Upgrade to new versions

Upgrade Notes

Upgrade

  1. Extract the .zip file you downloaded from CodeCanyon.
  2. If you have made any CSS customization, backup your /public/css/custom.css file and overwrite its latest version after update.
    (If you didn't make any CSS customization you can skip this step).
  3. If you have made any translations, backup your language files in the /resources/lang/ folder, and merge their content after update.
    (If you didn't make any translations you can skip this step).
  4. First, you have to upload (and overwrite) the /database/ folder to prevent SQL errors after the upgrade.
  5. Upload and overwrite the rest of the files same way you did when you installed the script except the /.env file and the /public/uploads/ and the /storage/ directories.
  6. Visit your website homepage or http://mysite.com/upgrade to finish upgrading.

SMTP

What is SMTP ?

Short for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, a protocol for sending e-mail messages between servers. Most e-mail systems that send mail over the Internet use SMTP to send messages from one server to another; the messages can then be retrieved with an e-mail client using either POP or IMAP. In addition, SMTP is generally used to send messages from a mail client to a mail server. This is why you need to specify both the POP or IMAP server and the SMTP server when you configure your e-mail application.

In short it used to send emails to your site users..!! You can use any SMTP service provider.
  • Your own hosting SMTP server
  • Mandrill
  • Amazon SES
  • Mailgun
  • Sparkpost
  • Gmail, Yahoo or some other email provider
Please note that some hosting providers blocks port 25 or 465 in that case you have change your SMTP email server or contact your hosting provider

Own SMTP Server

Using your own or some SMTP server Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail
  • Set 'Mail driver', 'Mail host', 'Mail port', 'Mail encryption', 'Mail username' and 'Mail password'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and Edit /.env file.
  • Copy and paste your server smtp details in the file.
It will look something like this.
MAIL_DRIVER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=your-mail-host
MAIL_PORT=your-mail-port
MAIL_USERNAME=your-mail-username
MAIL_PASSWORD=your-mail-password
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=your-mail-encryption
  • Replace your-mail-host, your-mail-port, your-mail-username, your-mail-password and your-mail-encryption.
  • Save and Upload the file
  • You are done.
NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Mandrill

Personally we use mandrill and yes it's free Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail
  • Set 'Mail driver', 'Mandrill secret', 'Mail host', 'Mail port', 'Mail encryption', 'Mail username' and 'Mail password'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
MAIL_DRIVER=mandrill
MANDRILL_SECRET=your-mandrill-secret
MAIL_HOST=your-mandrill-smtp-host
MAIL_PORT=your-mandrill-smtp-port
MAIL_USERNAME=your-mandrill-smtp-username
MAIL_PASSWORD=your-mandrill-smtp-password
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=your-mandrill-smtp-encryption
  • Replace your-mandrill-secret, your-mandrill-smtp-host, your-mandrill-smtp-port, your-mandrill-smtp-username, your-mandrill-smtp-password and your-mandrill-smtp-encryption.
  • Save and upload the file.
  • You are done.
NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Amazon SES

Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail
  • Set 'Mail driver', 'SES Key', 'SES secret' and 'SES region'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
MAIL_DRIVER=ses
SES_KEY=your-ses-key
SES_SECRET=your-ses-secret
SES_REGION=your-ses-region
  • Replace your-ses-key, your-ses-secret and your-ses-region.
  • Save and upload the file.
  • You are done.
NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Mailgun

Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail
  • Set 'Mail driver', 'Mailgun domain', 'Mailgun secret', 'Mail host', 'Mail port', 'Mail encryption', 'Mail username' and 'Mail password'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
MAIL_DRIVER=mailgun
MAILGUN_DOMAIN=your-mailgun-domain
MAILGUN_SECRET=your-mailgun-secret
MAIL_HOST=your-mailgun-smtp-host
MAIL_PORT=your-mailgun-smtp-port
MAIL_USERNAME=your-mailgun-smtp-username
MAIL_PASSWORD=your-mailgun-smtp-password
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=your-mailgun-smtp-encryption
  • Replace your-mailgun-domain, your-mailgun-secret, your-mailgun-smtp-host, your-mailgun-smtp-port, your-mailgun-smtp-username, your-mailgun-smtp-password and your-mailgun-smtp-encryption.
  • Save and upload the file.
  • You are done.
NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Sparkpost

Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail
  • Set 'Mail driver', 'Sparkpost secret', 'Mail host', 'Mail port', 'Mail encryption', 'Mail username' and 'Mail password'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
MAIL_DRIVER=sparkpost
SPARKPOST_SECRET=your-sparkpost-secret
MAIL_HOST=your-sparkpost-smtp-host
MAIL_PORT=your-sparkpost-smtp-port
MAIL_USERNAME=your-sparkpost-smtp-username
MAIL_PASSWORD=your-sparkpost-smtp-password
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=your-sparkpost-smtp-encryption
  • Replace your-sparkpost-secret, your-sparkpost-smtp-host, your-sparkpost-smtp-port, your-sparkpost-smtp-username, your-sparkpost-smtp-password and your-sparkpost-smtp-encryption.
  • Save and upload the file.
  • You are done.
NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Payment Providers

The script support these payment providers:

  • Paypal

Paypal is one of the best payment gateway in the world, it support all credit cards and accepted in many countries.

Paypal

Visit the official documentation: https://developer.paypal.com/developer/applications/create

Setup

  • Copy and paste the API username, password, and signature into the /.env file.
  • Open and edit the /.env file by providing your keys like this:
PAYPAL_MODE=sandbox
PAYPAL_USERNAME=yourPayPalBusinessEamil@something.com
PAYPAL_PASSWORD=YourPassword
PAYPAL_SIGNATURE=YourSignatrue
  • You have to use PAYPAL_MODE=live in your live server.
  • You are done.

Now visit Admin Panel -> Payment -> Packages to set the packages and currencies.

SMS APIs

This functionality is only available in the version v3.1+ allowing to verify the mobile number of the users and offering the possibility to the sellers to be contacted by SMS.

How to set up?

  • Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Mail -> 'SMS Driver' to set the default SMS API.
  • You can use both NEXMO or TWILIO as your SMS provider API:

NEXMO

NEXMO - https://www.nexmo.com

Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> SMS
  • Set 'Nexmo Key', 'Nexmo Secret' and 'Nexmo From'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
NEXMO_KEY=your-nexmo-key
NEXMO_SECRET=your-nexmo-secret
NEXMO_FROM=your-sender-number

TWILIO

TWILIO - https://www.twilio.com

Admin panel setup
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> SMS
  • Set 'Twilio Account SID', 'Twilio Auth Token' and 'Twilio From'
  • And save your changes.
Or use /.env file setup
  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
  • Remove all your current Mail configuration variables.
  • Add the lines below:
TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID=your-twilio-account-sid
TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN=your-auth-token
TWILIO_FROM=your-sender-number

Others SMS Configurations

Now, go to your Admin panel :

  • Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> SMS -> 'Enable Phone Verification' to enabling/disabling the mobile Phone number verification.
  • Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> SMS -> 'Enable SMS Message' to enabling/disabling the SMS sending between users.

You are done.

Social Login

Facebook

  1. Register for regular facebook account, if you don't already have one.
  2. Open this url, click 'my apps' in the top navigation bar, then Add a New App.
  3. Enter any display name, your email adress and click Create App ID
  4. Click Add Product in the left sidebar, then Facebook Login, select Web, enter your site url. You can ignore the rest of the panels in quickstart wizard.
  5. Click Facebook Login -> Settings and enter http://mysite.com/auth/facebook/callback into Valid OAuth redirect URIs field.
  6. Click Dashboard in left sidebar and copy/paste APP ID and APP SECRET into .env file.

 

Now, you have to setup your admin panel:

  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Social Login
  • For Facebook: set 'Facebook Client ID' and 'Facebook Client Secret'
  • And save your changes.

Or place all the config values and api keys in the .env file.

Facebook Example in .env file

FACEBOOK_CLIENT_ID=your-facebook-client_id
FACEBOOK_CLIENT_SECRET=your-facebook-client_secret

NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Google

  1. Register for regular google account, if you don't already have one.
  2. Open this url, create a new project, click Credentials in left sidebar, select Oauth Client ID -> Web Application.
  3. Enter http://mysite.com/auth/google/callback into Authorized Redirect URIs field and click Create.
  4. Copy/paste Client ID and Client Secret into .env file.

 

Now, you have to setup your admin panel:

  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Social Login
  • For Google: set 'Google Client ID' and 'Google Client Secret'
  • And save your changes.

Or place all the config values and api keys in the .env file.

Google Example in .env file

GOOGLE_CLIENT_ID=your-google-client_id
GOOGLE_CLIENT_SECRET=your-google-client_secret

NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Google Maps

You have to activate Google Maps Embed API and Google Maps JavaScript API in your Google Console.

Admin panel setup

  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Others
  • Set ‘Google Maps key
  • And save your changes.

Or use /.env file setup

  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit .env file.
  • Add this code:
GOOGLE_MAPS_API_KEY=your-googlemaps-key
  • Replace your-googlemaps-key.
  • Save and upload the file.
  • You are done.

Captcha

Recaptcha Key

What is recaptcha

reCAPTCHA is a free CAPTCHA service that helps protect your site against spam, malicious registrations and other forms of attacks where computers try to disguise themselves as a human. reCAPTCHA comes in the form of a widget that you can easily add to your blog, forum, registration.

How to setup.

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  • Click Register
  • You will now get your site key and secret key

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Admin panel setup

  • Go to your LaraClassified Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Security
  • Turn ON or OFF 'Enable reCAPTCHA'
  • Set 'reCAPTCHA public key' and 'reCAPTCHA private key'
  • And save your changes.

Or use /.env file setup

  • Login to your FTP account
  • Open /.env file.
  • Provide the keys there.
RECAPTCHA_PUBLIC_KEY=your-recaptcha-public_key
RECAPTCHA_PRIVATE_KEY=your-recaptcha-private_key
  • Replace your-recaptcha-public_key and your-recaptcha-private_key.
  • Save the file.
  • You are done.

NOTE: The /.env file settings override those of the admin panel.

Image Processing

Image Setting

The script support for two image processor.

  • GD
  • Imagick

GD is very basic image resizing driver for PHP and only to used on basic website. It has memory issues and doesn't perform well at all conditions.
If you want your site for pro-photography or better quality images we prefer you to use imagick instead for better quality results.
Please make sure that your server has imagick installed.

Imagick

First make sure that you have imagick installed on your server, if not then contact your hosting provider.

  • Login to your FTP account.
  • Open and edit /.env file.
Search
IMAGE_DRIVER=gd
Change it to
IMAGE_DRIVER=imagick

Clear Cache

Clear All Image Cache

Caution..!! Your site might face down time until all images are re-cached
For those who are not using cloud CDN
  • Login to your FTP.
  • Visit storage/framework/cache
  • Delete all file from it.
  • Visit your site in browser and refresh it.
For those who using cloud CDN (Coming soon)
  • Login to cloud server
  • Visit cache folder
  • Delete all file from it.
  • Now login to your website FTP account
  • Visit storage/framework/cache
  • Delete all file from it.
  • Visit your site in browser and refresh it for 10-15 times.

Geo location

How can I enable Geo location?
  • Visit the Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Geo Location and turn 'Enable Geolocation' to ON by checking the checkbox.
  • If you want to redirect users to their country's website based on their IP address, you should leave blank the parameter "Default Country" in your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Geo Location. ATTENTION: When you reset this option by setting a default country, you need erase all your browser's data (like: historic, hosted app's data and cache, etc.) to see the effect of the change.
  • (Optional) Go to: https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/
  • (Optional) Download the latest binary version of the 'GeoLite2 City' database (or use this link)
  • (Optional) Extract it in the Maxmind database folder at /storage/database/maxmind/ like this /storage/database/maxmind/GeoLite2-City.mmdb
    You can replace the current file (if exists) to update the Maxmind database.
  • You are done.

SVG Maps

The script uses Simplemaps SVG maps (http://simplemaps.com/resources/svg-maps). And the map of some countries (Kosovo, some islands, etc.) are not available.

For some countries you need to edit the SVG files to change some states or provinces name etc. You can find all the SVG maps files in the /public/images/maps/ directory.

There are a free (commercial use) license and a paid license. So you can buy a license for some missing SVG maps and hire a local developer to add them for your website (based on current code). You can also disable the SVG maps from your Admin panel.

Countries Data

Geonames Database

It is important to know that the script uses Geonames database (http://www.geonames.org) (their most structured database) for data on cities and administrative divisions.

But, sadly, this database is not complete for any country. And you need to update this database (from your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> International -> Countries -> "Admin. Division x" or "Cities") by adding new data (respecting the Geonames data format) or by modifying existing data or by deleting them.

From v3.1+ you have to update the countries locations database from your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> International -> Countries (see the screenshot below)

The script does not support certain countries (Kosovo, some islands, etc.) automatically because the data in these countries are not reliable. And you will need to add the missing (or incorrect) data manually from your admin panel.

Your own Database

You can also delete all data from Geoname and add your own data.

To do this, you need to:

  • Clear the "subadmin1", "subadmin2" and "cities" tables in your database (using phpMyAdmin)
  • Add new data from your Admin panel for your country (or for active countries)

Languages

How can I add new languages?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> Languages
  • Click 'Add language'
  • Go to the translation folder at /resources/lang
  • The script has been duplicated the folder /resources/lang/en/ to /resources/lang/<abbr>/
  • NOTE: Don't forget to translate the database translatable entries from the Admin panel (Users -> Titles, Ads -> Ad Types, Ads -> Categories, Setup -> Packages, Setup -> Report Type, etc.).
How can I change the default language?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> Languages
  • Create a new language entry and check the "Default" field. Or click on Edit to edit an existing language and check "Default".
  • Save all of changes
  • You are done.
  • To prevent the missing translations in the new default language, please open the file /config/app.php and change the fallback_locale value with your default language <abbr> value (e.g. de). Save your files on your server.
How can I edit translations?
  • Go to the translation folder at /resources/lang/(each language has his language code as folder name).
  • Go to the folder of the language you wish to translate and their files (e.g. global.php contains 90% of the site’s texts, mail.php for emails contents, etc.).
  • To translate a file, you must change the values and not the keys of PHP array.
  • Save your files on your server.
  • Your are done.
  • NOTE: It's important to know the script does not support the RTL direction.
How can I disable languages?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> Languages
  • Select a language and edit it.
  • Uncheck ‘Active’ checkbox and save.
How can I delete languages?
  • Go to your LaraClassified Admin panel -> Setup -> Languages
  • Select a language and delete it.
  • IMPORTANT: By deleting the language, the language files folder /resources/lang/<abbr> will be also removed.

How To

How can I set the Default country?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Geo Location and set 'Default Country' with your country code (only ISO alpha-2 codes are accepted). From v2.x or above the script set the default country during installation.
  • Your are done.
How can I set the Default currency?
  • The default currency will be that of the current country, except the Packages's currency that you can set from Admin panel -> Setup -> Packages.
How can I setup the packages/Plans?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> Packages
  • Select a package and edit it
  • NOTE: You can add new packages or delete current packages in the actual version.
How can I setup the advertising code (e.g. Adsense)?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> Advertisings
  • Edit 'top' and 'bottom' code.
  • The code will be displayed on the search results pages and the ads page.
  • Your are done.
How can I setup Recaptcha?
  • Go to your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Security
  • Turn ON or OFF 'Enable reCAPTCHA'
  • Set 'reCAPTCHA public key' and 'reCAPTCHA private key'
  • And save your changes.
Please see more features by visiting your Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings...

Cron Job

How can I set the Cron Job?

To set the Ads Cleaner command you need to add the code below in the Cron Job tool of your server:

{PHP_BIN_PATH} -q /path/to/YourWebsite/artisan ads:clean

NOTE

  • {PHP_BIN_PATH} => Ex: /usr/bin/php7.1.3, /usr/bin/php, /usr/lib/php
  • /path/to/YourWebsite/ => You have to replace this path by your real path.
  • You can set the Cron Job to run every hour or day. You can also run it on a specific hour every day.
  • Don't hesitate to ask more information about it from your hosting provider.

More information about Cron Job:


How does the Cron Job command work?

After setting it up to run every hour (for example), you can consider 2 cases:

 

1. Regular Ads

You have to set up the options below from the Admin panel -> Setup -> General Settings -> Cron:

  • Unactivated Ads Expiration: After this time (in days) the unactivated ads will be deleted
  • Activated Ads Expiration: After this time (in days) the activated ads will be archived
  • Archived Ads Expiration: After this time (in days) the archived ads will be removed

 

2. Premium/Sponsored/Paid Ads
  • After the Packages duration time (in days) that you have set up from the Admin panel -> Setup -> Packages -> [EDIT] -> Duration, the Premium Ads become Regular Ads.
  • And then, the Regular Ads rules (seen in #1) are applied to clear the website database.