SocialEngine Plugins

SocialEngine Marketplace Ads / Items Plugin

$120 / license

Current Version:
v4.10.0 for SEv4
v3.0.1 for SEv3

This plugin allows you to run a marketplace for your social networking site. With support for multiple item profile types, you can virtually turn it into a all-in-one multi-listing classified ads such as merchandise, vehicles, rentals, jobs, pets etc... The plugin is packed with plenty of powerful features, easy to customize via built-in widgets, custom fields/questions, and come with many built-in addons to serve your needs. Plus, you can optionally charge your members for posting on the marketplace and earn a lot of money!

Key Features

  • Almost ALL of public-facing pages are widgetized, and managable via Layout Editor:
  • Full pack of built-in widgets (59+) with many pre-filter parameters and options so that you can decide where / how things should be shown.
  • Support multple item profile types, each can have their own set of custom fields / questions.
  • Multi-category, and sub-categories (2nd level) with profile types mapping capability.
  • Ability to charge your members to post items via package management with different cost, duration, features, and permissions.
  • Proximity local search with Google map integrated on widgets, browse, view pages etc..
  • Members can review item, give star ratings, make recommendation, and voting feedback on review itself
  • Badges and awards can be given to worthy items
  • Members can save their favorited items to their own built-in item bookmark list with label and personal notes.
  • Certain items can be claimed by your members, which notification, and admin approval process.
  • Built-in photo album upload for item
  • Three special icons (Hot / Featured / Sponsored) can be assigned to items, and be displayed in nicely formatted slideshow, ticker-news, and slider list.
  • Detailed settings, and member level with many permission controls on global, and built-in addons
  • Tagging / popular tag cloud, and auto generated geo location directory.
  • Powerful search / filtering / sorting system to show only what user want to see
  • Item can have officers with custom title, and can be given permission manage/edit item
  • Support custom personalized item profile url (vanity name)
  • Item can post announcement (ie: promo/coupon) and status updates
  • Rich Text / HTML Editor for item overview tab
  • Contact Us form allow visitor to send message directly to item owner whom will receive it via email
  • Item's owner can input their own payment HTML Buy Now button code
  • Items can optionally have price, FREE, or no pricing at all.
  • many more ..

Built-in Addons

Review / Rating

  • Members can write full review, and rate items with optional pros / cons details.
  • Member can update existing past reviews with new review / rating to reflex the most recent experience. These reviews will be automatically grouped in chronoligical order, and item rating will be auto recalculated.
  • Notification to item owner when a new review is posted.
  • Activity feed stream post for new review.
  • Global reviews browsing with filtering supported.
  • Review can be voted for its usefulness, funny, or cool.
  • Reviews can be commented / liked
  • Statistic / break-down for rating distribution
  • Recommendations can be given to items
  • Admin can manage reviews, set global / member level settings.

Badge / Award

  • Admin can create unlimited badges
  • Badges can be given to items as awards with custom title, and description
  • Badge icons are displayed next to awarded busineses to make them more standout.
  • Browse badge and award listing pages

Bookmark / Favorite

  • Members can bookmark their favorited items
  • Built-in labels to categorize bookmarks (To Review, To Try etc..)
  • Notes can be attached when bookmarking
  • Bookmarks can be search, update, and delete
  • Admin can manage bookmarks, set global / member level settings.


  • Members can submit claim for items that they own.
  • Email notification to admin when new claim is made.
  • Admin can process claims with different status, and note to claimer.
  • Notification to members when their claims are processed
  • Members and Admin can browse / search submitted claims


Below are built-in item widgets with a lot of configuration options / settings allowing you to customize the item pages via Layout Editor anyway you like. Click here to see list of widgets in admin

Item General Widgets

You can use these widgets and drop on SE managable pages via Layout Editor such as Home Page. All built-in Item Landing / Browse / Reviews / Badges / Photos / Manage / Tags etc .. pages are built using these widgets.

  • List Items: Displays a list of posted items with different filtering options (can be used to build variety of item listings such as Recent Items, Most Commented by XYZ user with specified category etc..)
    • Title Header
    • Max Item Entry (control number of items to be displayed)
    • Sorting (varieties of ordering, such as rating, recent, alphabet, most voted/commented/viewed etc..)
    • Time Period (limit items submitted within defined period, such as 24 hours, weekly, monthly etc..)
    • User (limit items created by specific user)
    • Keywords (limit items match certain keywords)
    • Location / Distance (force items within inputted proximity area)
    • Category (show only items belong to selected category)
    • Featured (only show featured items)
    • Sponsored (only show sponsored items)
    • Hot (only show hot items)
    • Display Style (wide mode for main column, narrow mode for left/right side columns, float block mode)
    • Display Output (control what to show: photo, details, meta, description, rating etc..)
  • List Featured Items: Displays slideshow of featured items with different filtering options (wide mode)
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Items widget above
  • List Hot Items: Displays showcase of hot items with different filtering options (wide mode)
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Items widget above
  • List Sponsored Items: Displays ticker-news of sponsored items with different filtering options (side bar)
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Items widget above
  • List Badge Awards: Displays a list of recently badge awards
  • List Badges: Displays a list of item badges (support wide/narrow column).
  • List Reviews: Displays a list of item reviews with different filtering options (support wide/narrow column)
  • List Categories: Displays a list of item categories (support narrow / wide mode).
  • List Packages: Displays available item packages with full details such as title, terms, features, descriptions etc..
  • Menu Top Main Nav: Displays a item main menu navigation (Browse Items, Reviews, My Items, Submit New Item).
  • Menu Gutter Manage Nav: Displays manage gutter menu navigation (such as My Bookmarks, My Reviews, My Claims)
  • Map Items: Displays a map of posted items with different filtering options (can be used to build variety of item listings such as Recent Items, Most Commented by XYZ user with specified category etc..)
  • Link Browse Packages: Displays a quick navigation link to "Item Posting Packages" landing page
  • Link Submit Item: Displays a quick navigation link to post new item
  • Popular Locations: Displays item popular locations (listing / drill-down mode)
  • Popular Tags: Displays item popular tags (different sorting options)
  • Search Alphabet: Displays search alphabet listing characters.
  • Search Bookmarks: Displays search item bookmarks form on manage bookmarks page.
  • Search Claims: Displays search item claims form on manage claims page.
  • Search Items: Displays search items form.
  • Search What+Where: Displays search items form simple format / big box (What | Where) on item home page.
  • Search Reviews: Displays search item reviews form.
  • Top Reviewers: Displays list of top item's reviewers
  • Top Submitters: Displays list of top item's submitters

Item Profile Widgets

Below are built-in item widgets which let you build Item Profile Page (similar to Member Profile page) via Layout Editor

  • Profile - Announcement: Displays a item's announcement on its profile.
  • Profile - Breadcrumb: Displays a item's breadcrumb on its profile.
  • Profile - Buy Now: display item's buy now button on its profile.
  • Profile - Comments: Displays a item's comments on its profile.
  • Profile - Description: Displays a item's short description
  • Profile - Details: Displays a item's details (customized question/field data) on its profile.
  • Profile - Icon Featured: Displays a icon for featured item on its profile (text or icon mode).
  • Profile - Icon Hot: Displays a icon for hot item on its profile (text or icon mode.
  • Profile - Icon Package: Displays item package's icon on its profile (text or icon mode.
  • Profile - Icon Sponsored: Displays a icon for sponsored item on its profile (text or icon mode.
  • Profile - Info: Displays a item's info (category, tag, owner, officers..) on its profile.
  • Profile - Location: Displays a item's location and google map.
  • Profile - Main: Displays a item's main content (rating, address, contact info, badge, icons etc..) on its profile page.
  • Profile - Notice: Displays a item's system notice such as approval status, expiration, preview message etc..
  • Profile - Options: Displays a item's options / gutter menu (View Submitter Items | Create | Edit | Delete | Contact | Claim etc..) on its profile.
  • Profile - Overview: Displays a item's full overview rich content on its profile.
  • Profile - Photo: Displays a item's main photo.
  • Profile - Photos: Displays a item's album photos on its profile.
  • Profile - Rating: Displays a item's rating stars and average on its profile.
  • Profile - Rating Distribution: Displays a item's rating stars and average on its profile.
  • Profile - Related Items: Displays a item's related items (by tags) on its profile.
  • Profile - Reviews: Displays a item's reviews on its profile, 1st to review, average, other stats.
  • Profile - Social Shares: Displays a item's social shares such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg using AddThis service on its profile.
  • Profile - Stats: Displays a item's stats (date, various of view, comment, like, review, recommend counts) on its profile.
  • Profile - Submitter: Displays a item's submitter on its profile (photo, name, total count)
  • Profile - Title: Displays a item's title on its profile.
  • Profile - Tools: Displays a item's tools (Share | Report) on its profile.
  • Profile - Write Review: Displays "Write a Review" button on item and/or review profile.

Page Specific Widgets

These widgets are used on certain specific item pages such as badge view page, item manage/edit pages, review profile/view pages etc..

  • Badge Profile - Desription: Displays a item badge short description
  • Badge Profile - Photo: Displays a item badge main photo.
  • Manage/Edit Item - Info: Displays item info block on its editing pages
  • Manage/Edit Item - Gutter Menu: Displays item edit menu navigation links on its editing pages
  • Review Profile - Options: Displays review's options (gutter navigation menu) on its page
  • Review Profile - Reviewer: Displays review's reviewer info on its page

Integration Widgets

  • Member Profile Items: Displays a member's items on their profile. It also supports displaying items that are created by specific page/subject owner, example: when use this widget on Group Profile page, and config User=OWNER mode, it would shows items created by the group's owner. If you set User=VIEWER mode, then the widget will displays items created by current logged in member.
    • Support many settings / parameters similar to List Items widget above
    • Two user's filtering mode: OWNER (item's created by owner of the current viewing page) and VIEWER (item's created by the current active logged in member)


Manage Items

  • Easy to browse submitted items using search / filter form
  • Mark items as featured / sponsored / hot (icons)
  • Ability to change item's subscribed package, and optional override default package settings
  • Ability to update item's approval status with custom date
  • Ability to change / set manual expiration date / never-expired for items
  • Ability to change / transfer item ownership to another member
  • Mass delete items

Global Settings

  • Support pre-ordering (ie, can force sponsored / featured items to be on top of listing result)
  • Define number of items to show on browse page
  • Ability to set default distant unit for proximity search (mile, km)
  • Set default item profile type
  • Can control whether to include the custom fields on item submitting form
  • Config whether Location field is required
  • Enable / Disable pricing site-wide
  • Config whether Price field is required
  • Enable / Disable fields such as phone, email, website, reason

Member Level Settings

  • Granularity and detailed permission control
  • Permission to view: no, yes and for owner only, all items
  • Permission to create: no, yes
  • Permission to edit: no, owner only, all items
  • Permission to delete: no, owner only, all items
  • Permission to comment: no, owner only, all items
  • Privacy options for viewing, commenting, photo uploading, manage/edit items
  • Ability to limit number of items a member can post

Profile Types & Customizable Fields/Questions

  • Ability to have multiple profile types (ex: merchandise, cars, real estate, pets, tickets, services etc..)
  • Allow to add additional fields/questions to item submission form
  • Control customized fields to be searchable, displayable.

Manage Categories

  • Ability to map / define item profile type for main categories (ie: Vehicle category => Cars profile type)
  • Support sub-categories (2nd level)
  • Category can have description
  • Photo / Icon upload supported
  • Ability to move category as well as ordering them
  • Edit / Delete categories

Manage Packages

  • Ability to define various of posting packages
  • FREE or charge $$$ per post
  • Define different listing durations (ie: expires after XYZ days/weeks/months/year or never expires)
  • Mark item as featured and/or sponsored
  • Allow / disable renewing of current package
  • Allow / disable upgrading to other packages
  • Ability to give badge photo to items listed for particular package (controlable via widget on Item Profile Page)
  • Full details item package view page with HTML editor in admin
  • Auto / Manual process payment for admin approval
  • Set / give permission access to extra tools / features
    • Personalize Profile URL
    • Item Overview
    • Post Announcement
    • Location Map
    • Contact Form
    • Custom Profile Style
    • Buy Now Button
  • Give / assign default icons: featured / sponsored / hot

Manage Payments

  • Search and browse item's payments
  • Can add manual payment (such as transactions handled outside system like cash, check)
  • Process / edit / delete payments


  • Reviews
    • Enable / Disable review site-wide
    • Manage / search / edit / delete reviews
    • Set number of reviews to show per page
    • Turn on/off Pros field when posting review
    • Turn on/off Cons field when posting review
    • Set member level permissions to create / edit / delete review
  • Badges
    • Manage / edit / delete badges with photo, description
    • Give badge as an award to item with custom title, description
    • Browse / search / edit / delete awards
  • Claims
    • Enable / Disable claim site-wide
    • Browse / search for submitted claims
    • Process claims with different status and response notes
    • Set number of claims to show per page
    • Ability to define owners of items that are claimable
    • Set member level permissions to create / edit / delete claim
  • Bookmarks
    • Enable / Disable bookmark site-wide
    • Browse / search for bookmarked items
    • Set number of bookmarks to show per page
    • Set default bookmark label
    • Set member level permissions to create / edit / delete bookmark


For demonstration purposes, we have turned off some options / features on purpose to prevent abuse. We strongly recommend you to create a test account on our demo site to have full test-drive experience.


Below are sample screenshots for plugin's front-end and admin control panel.