A Garage Sale Plugin for Wordpress

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This plugin is a lightweight solution to put a kind of yard sale on your wordpress blog.
Users can put their stuff with a picture, description, price and contact details on a wordpress page.
The users are wordpress users with access right Subscriber (so every registered user can use the garage sale).
The plugin was successfully tested with the current version of 3.8 and 3.8 Multisite Wordpress.


Download the Plugin from download.
Unzip the ZIP file in your wordpress plugin directory (usually WORDPRESS-INSTALLATION-DIR/wp-content/plugins).
Finally activate the plugin as an administrator in the plugin section.


Every User with the role Subscriber can now add items to the online sale using the administration user interface with the menu GarageSale Add Item or directly in the Dashboard Widget.

The user can define a title, the contact details, a description, a price and upload a picture for every item.

The user can set the item to sold (these items will not be displayed in the public area) or fully delete the item in the list of items.

The administrator can access all records of all users using the menu Settings › Garage Sale Admin and can delete or change the records if necessary.

To display the garage sale on a page of your wordpress blog, simply add the text [GarageSaleList] to a static page and the plugin automatically shows the list of all active items on this location.

Now all (not saled) items of all users are displayed on this page.
The name of the user is taken from the profile using the field Display name publicly as.


The layout for the users view starts with the call of the file templates/getList4User.tpl.php from method GarageSalePlugin::theContent, which uses the wordpress hook the_content to check all displayed pages for the text [GarageSaleList].
The table is created by the class GarageSale_List_Table4User from file php/garagesale_list_table4user.php.
This class is inspired by the class WP_List_Table, which is used for all tables in the administration user interface.
These methods are interesting for modifications:

In opposition to the class WP_List_Table the method GarageSale_List_Table4User::displayTable() returns the output instead of displaying it directly!



Click the menu delete in the plugin administration user interface and the plugin, all additional tables and all pictures uploades from the users will be removed.
ATTENTION: all data and pictures are irrecoverable lost after deleting the plugin!



See also Wordpress Plugin Page


Ing. Leo Eibler


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