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Author Topic: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin  (Read 514 times)

Timmy

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Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« on: December 31, 2018, 01:05:09 am »
I downloaded Osclass software yesterday since someone told me that it was the best and after checking it out I was really amazed until this morning when I found out that it had no internal  messaging system , I don't mean an external plugin , I was very disappointed, I mean what is the use of such a nice piece of software if it had no internal messaging system. So please can anyone help please???
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marius-ciclistu

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 11:21:07 am »
:)) it lacks many other things like expired listings update and so on. It's built to generate plugin sells. That is why many functionalities are made as a plugin and not built in the core.

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 01:16:52 pm »
And now I am been forced to use an older version

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 04:48:06 am »
My 2 cents - yes, it lacks a few things but for what is supposed to do, it is very good for setting up out of the box but if you want to customize it then of course, you need to know what you are doing or need to get someone who knows how to do it or buy plugins. It is good and fast for what it is supposed to do and it takes a lot of work to put out and keep this type of product and Osclass team does not get enough credit for their work.

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It's built to generate plugin sells. That is why many functionalities are made as a plugin and not built in the core.
I am glad that many of the things are not built in the core (such as a messaging system that Timmy is looking for) because just imagine, if most of these are built in to the core product how big, slow etc., the code will be rest of the users. Every user wants some plugin or the other feature and when everything is added it will no longer be a efficient classifieds system and a good one at that.

With regards to plugin sales, they have to make the money some way and I think really the money they make from plugin sales is peanuts and I am sure it does not cover their expenses or pay for their living. Everyone has bills to pay - so everything can't be free (except in a sillicon valey model where customer is the product and they can ask the wall street to print the money by the truckload). Also, it allows others to create plugins to earn some money. If the core system has to be free then there must be some way to money or else no business/product can survive - as simple as that.

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 11:41:02 am »

I am glad that many of the things are not built in the core (such as a messaging system that Timmy is looking for) because just imagine, if most of these are built in to the core product how big, slow etc., the code will be rest of the users. Every user wants some plugin or the other feature and when everything is added it will no longer be a efficient classifieds system and a good one at that.

With regards to plugin sales, they have to make the money some way and I think really the money they make from plugin sales is peanuts and I am sure it does not cover their expenses or pay for their living. Everyone has bills to pay - so everything can't be free (except in a sillicon valey model where customer is the product and they can ask the wall street to print the money by the truckload). Also, it allows others to create plugins to earn some money. If the core system has to be free then there must be some way to money or else no business/product can survive - as simple as that.

I can't imagine a Wordpress cms script without ... let's say ... user Registration functions.

So i can't imagine a classifieds script without an ads renew function. Just an example.


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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 02:14:47 pm »
I don´t post often but this topic I just had to share my thoughts. Osclass is SUPERB script to open classified sites. It covers all the basics you need to open and run classifieds sites. Osclass is the base of your system. I assume your plan is to make money with your site. It would be super good if everything would be free in the world and businesses help each other for free, but be realistic. Building osclass is not free, osclass team also needs income to pay salaries and cover their operating costs. Osclass plugins are basicly free considering their price..ridiculously cheap!!!

If your plan is to became a whealthy man without investing your time and money to your site, you are going to fail and you shouldn´t even start. You can get all type of functionality from market and for such cheap prices. My osclass sites have 43 active plugins installed, that is the level of customization we have done to make a kick ass platform and 2 plugins we have had to custom order and made for us have cost 10 times more than rest of plugins together purchased from market.

It annoys me so much that you even think or assume that everything should be free. Quite the opposite and if you can´t afford to invest into your business.. then you are going to fail.

You need money, time and solid plan what you are doing and how your brand/site will solve some problem and create value for your users so they are willing to pay you for using your site.

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 04:38:13 pm »
@m6mmi Nobody said that Osclass team should provide everything for free. Osclass business "model" is not new or unique to Osclass. Many companies do it. But they do it properly.

I will not go deeper into that (since i have posted my view many times in the past), but you must have noticed that Osclass has declined a lot the last years. This is not a random matter but the result of something. That "something" i will not explain, since it will not make me popular.

All the best with your sites.

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Re: Can Someone Please reprogram the Osclass pm plugin
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 06:19:52 pm »
I was just exposing the facts, not judging or blaming:).
It is as it is and I like it. What It did not have, I made it my self without plugins (with the help of others in this forum).

The only negative thing about plugins is that there are alot of conflicts for a regular user that has over 20 of them.