Quickad - ­Classified Ads CMS PHP Script


1. How to get Google Map API?

2. How to get PayPal API credentials username, password and signature?

3. How to upgrade?

4. Facebook login configuration

5. How to provide rating on Envato Marketplaces items

6. How I can setup Google reCaptcha?

7. How can I create new themes?

8. Quickad installation guide

9. 500 Internal server error – Solved

10. Security Header Not Valid When Setting up Paypal

11. How to setup credit card payment methods?

12. Warning: file_get_contents() allow_url_fopen issue

13. How to create new membership package or plan?

14. How to setup the PayPal payment method?

15. Gmail SMTP setup

16. Edit languages file from admin panel

17. Troubleshooting SMTP Issues

1. How to get Google Map API?

Login to Google console

Create new project, and enable those APIs: Google Javascript Map API, Google Embed API

Get a key from: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/get-api-key

2. How to get PayPal API credentials username, password and signature?

Follow these steps

1: Under Tools, More Tools – for latest PayPal interface

  1. Log in to your PayPal account
  2. Move your mouse over the Tools menu in top navigation. Find More Tools within that. And click it.
  3. Scroll the page till you see a box with API credentials written. Click on it.
    Go to Tools - All Tools and find an option for API credentials
  4. ShortcutClick on this link to directly open Tools page in your PayPal account.
  5. Once on the API credentials page, click on the last option for NVP/SOAP API integration.
    Last option - NVP / SOAP API access
    Last option – NVP / SOAP API access
  6. If this is the first time you are creating API credentials, complete the API Credential Request form.
  7. Once you’ve created the API credentials, you will see View API Signature option under NVP / SOAP API integration. Clicking on that will bring you to a page like the following screenshot. Click on each “Show” link to see API username, password and signature.
    View or Remove API signature
    View or Remove API signature
  8. Remember, API credentials are sensitive information. Store them securely and never share them with unauthorized people. In case you suspect a compromise, immediately remove API signature and create a new one – following the steps above.

3. How to upgrade?

Quickad Classified - How to upgrade (video)

1.The first you need download new version from codecanyon
2.extract QUICKAD-CMS-8.2.Zip (version number is random)
3.and now you can update site from admin panel
4.You can update your site automatically from Admin panel > Update and upload new version zip.

4. Facebook login configuration

Facebook Login Configuration (video)

Facebook app is used in many cases, the most used case is Facebook login integration on the website. In this tutorial, we’ll provide the step-by-step guide to creating a new Facebook application. To implement login with Facebook on the website, you need to register an app in Facebook developers panel.You’ll get App ID and App Secret from the Facebook app, these details are required for authenticating your web application with Facebook.

Facebook Apps Creation

To create the Facebook appApp ID, and App Secret, follow the below steps.

Congratulation! your apps creation has completed.

Setup for Quickad Classified

App ID and App Secret are needed for using the Facebook APIs. Check the following tutorials where we’ve used the App ID and App Secret for accessing Facebook Login API. Copy and paste in Admin Setting > Site setting

5. How to provide rating on Envato Marketplaces items


Follow these steps.

  1. Go to your Downloads page.
  2. Find an item that you’d like to rate in the list of items you have purchased.
  3. Rate it! The item will be available for rating only after you have downloaded it. There will be an option to provide a star rating below the download button.


6. How I can setup Google reCaptcha?

You have to get a site key from https://www.google.com/recaptcha/

Once you got the site_key, you can add it in Admin panel > Settings > Google reCAPTCHA > reCaptcha key. and add reCAPTCHA Public Key and reCAPTCHA Private Key:.

7. How can I create new themes?

Make a copy of /templates/{Themes-folder} folder, rename it, open /YOUR_THEME/theme-info.txt and change the details info there.

Once you have changed the info, save the file, go to you admin panel -> Change themes -> and you’ll find your theme there, under your theme name, click on activate me.

8. Quickad installation guide


Quickad Classified - How to install (video)

Before install, Your server must match following requirements to run the script properly

PHP 5.6.0+
OpenSSL PHP Extension
Mbstring PHP Extension
PHP Fileinfo extension
PHP Zip Archive
PDO PHP Extension
XML PHP Extension
JSON PHP Extension
Rewrite Module (Apache or Nginx)

Please consider that some other php setting values might be required.

PHP.INI Requirements

open_basedir must be disabled

File and folder permissions

/includes/config.php        775

Create a new database on your mysql server, after unzpip the file you downloaded from CodeCanyon and upload the contents of QUICKAD-CMS-VER folder to your server root, usually /path/to/www/ or /path/to/html/ or /path/to/public_html/.

Important: Make sure that .htaccess file got copied properly from the download to main QuickadClassified folder on your server.

Open your site in the browser.

It will redirect to /install directory (like http://mysite.com to http://mysite.com/install)

All is done Installation completed. click on frontend and enjoy with Quickad


9. 500 Internal server error – Solved

1. You have to edit the .htaccess file as below:

DirectoryIndex index.php
RewriteEngine On
Options +FollowSymLinks
Options -Indexes
RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-d  RewriteCond %{SCRIPT_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteRule . index.php [L,QSA]

2. You have to edit your apache2.conf file to allow rewrite. Your apace2.conf file is located at /etc/apache2

On the file, find the location on file which says:

<Directory /var/www/>    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks    AllowOverride None    Require all granted

and replace that with:

<Directory /var/www/>    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks    AllowOverride All    Require all granted

3. You have to enable the rewrite module. In your terminal write:

sudo a2enmod rewrite

Then RESTART apache2 for the changes to commit. The site will then show the internal pages.

sudo service apache2 restart

10. Security Header Not Valid When Setting up Paypal

Paypal security header is not valid error message can be shown because of the following reasons:

  1. You have set up live credentials and you have turned Test mode to ON. If you want to test you need to set TEST credentials and have Paypal Sandbox Account

  2. You have white spaces in your credentials.
    Eq.              api_username_123gjh123g – You see how much whitespaces after the Eq.

  3. You put wrong API credential in wrong place ex. API Signature data you put in the API Username field inside QUICKAD or QUICKJOB  or QUICKVCARD  or QUICKQR or QUICKHOMES CMS Paypal fields.

    11. How to setup credit card payment methods?

    Create new account in http://stripe.com

    Go to account settings and setup your bank account.

    One you’re done with your account info, go to API keys, and get the live keys.

    Copy the keys, then save them on Admin Panel > Membership > Payment Methods > Stripe

    12. Warning: file_get_contents() allow_url_fopen issue

    How to enable allow_url_fopen 

    Edit your php.ini, find allow_url_fopen and set it to allow_url_fopen = 1

    Or if you don't understand how to do this then contact to your hosting support team and enable the allow_url_fopen in your PHP configuration


    13. How to create new membership package or plan?

    14. How to setup the PayPal payment method?

    Login to PayPal, then click here: https://developer.paypal.com/developer/applications/create

    Set your app name, and email address and click Create App

    On the top right side, you can see two tabs, SandBox and Live, click on live.

    Copy the client id and secret id, then save them on Admin Panel > Membership > Payment Methods > Paypal

    15. Gmail SMTP setup


    Check SMTP settings, enable less secure apps, and unlock Captcha:

    1. Confirm the form’s SMTP settings are correct.
    2. Enable access to Less secure apps.

    How To Enable Email Sending In Gmail?

    1. Before sending emails using the Gmail's SMTP Server, you to make some of the security and permission level settings under your Google Account Security Settings.
    2. Make sure that 2-Step-Verification is disabled.
    3. Turn ON the "Less Secure App" access or click here.
    4. If 2-step-verification is enabled, then you will have to create app password for your application or device.
    5. For security measures, Google may require you to complete this additional step while signing-in. Click here to allow access to your Google account using the new device/app.

    Note: It may take an hour or more to reflect any security changes

    16. Edit languages file from admin panel

    How to edit the language file text ?

    If you want to change any text which show in frontend, you think this is not correct translation and thinking about to change/edit the content then this is the place where you can edit each text of frontend theme. for any languages. 

    Here is instruction how to edit the text.

    This is the english language choose by user then 

    Go to in-front of english language and click on Edit english file text button

    When you click on this button a new page will open with all text list.

    If you want to change text for Arabic or any other language then follow same process.

    You need to go back and click on Edit Arabic language file .


    Easy & fast process for edit any language keywords.

    Hope you like this article.

    17. Troubleshooting SMTP Issues

    Basic Configuration for SMTP Server


    Description: User was unable to configure the SMTP e-mail server.


    1. Check the SMTP server settings.
      • SMTP server address—Check the host name or network address of the SMTP e-mail server. Typical SMTP server addresses or host names are as follows:
        • smtp.bylancer.com
        • smtp.gmail.com
        • smtp.mail.yahoo.com
        • AWS
      • TLS—Check whether Transport Layer Security (TLS) option is enabled. This setting ensures that the information is transmitted over an encrypted channel. Not all SMTP servers support encryption. If TLS option is enabled for an SMTP server that does not support TLS, then disable the TLS option.
      • Port—Check with your e-mail service provider for the port number that the SMTP server listens to. Generally, port number 587 is used for a TLS connection and port number 25 is used for unencrypted connections.

      Typical SMTP server settings are as follows:

      • smtp.bylancer.com—Set TLS to No and port number to 25
      • smtp.gmail.com—Set TLS to Yes and port number to 587
      • smtp.mail.yahoo.com—Set TLS to Yes and port number to 465 or 587
    2. Check the SMTP authentication settings.
      • Check whether the e-mail server requires authentication. If yes, then specify the following options.
        • From Name
        • User Name
        • Password
        • From E-mail Address
        • NOTE :

        If Gmail blocks SMTP e-mails, then log in to Gmail account, navigate to Advanced Settings > Security > Less secure app access and click the toggle button to turn on Allow less secure apps option.

    3. Test SMTP settings by sending a test e-mail.If you are unable to send a test e-mail:

      1. Check the SMTP server settings to see if they match the SMTP server provider’s settings.
      2. Check authentication credentials.
      3. Check the SMTP server provider’s security settings for SMTP (for example: Gmail blocks SMTP email unless user selects less secure app settings on their gmail account).
      4. Check whether there is network access from CSO to the SMTP server.
      5. Check whether the firewall is blocking SMTP traffic to SMTP server or whether the ports are blocked. If the server settings and authentication settings are correct, check whether the firewall is blocking port 587 and 465 and SMTP traffic. If it is a case of the firewall blocking, then work with the network administrator to unblock ports 465, 587, and SMTP traffic.