– Ad Classified Website Application

With you could have your own ad classified website set up in minutes. It comes with minimalistic theme which provides unobstructive UI/UX.


Quick Look

openList Home Page
openList Home Page Category View Category View


  • Custom fields for ad categories like real estate, for sale etc.
  • Email verification and ad manager for deletion/editing
  • Ad flagging ie spam, like, violation, etc
  • Minimalistic design and use of templates ease customization
  • HTML filter, Captcha and WYSIWYG editor
  • clean URLs
  • photo upload
  • nested categories


PHP5 or higher with GD support for Captcha, MySQL, access to .htaccess file.


  1. Download application as zip package or clone from GitHub repo (azat-co/openlist).

  2. Start your favorite local web server (e.g. MAMP) and MySQL database. Point localhost to your folder or change class/config.php file with a new host name, aka SITE_URL, more info below.

  3. Modify class/systemconsts.class.php file with your database parameters. By default they’re:

    const DB='test',
  4. OPTIONAL: modify class/config.php file such parameters as language (English or Russian), numbers of ads/posts per page, number of days after which ad/post will expire, photo size limit, website URL, path to templates, etc.

  5. Run install.php by going to SITE_URL/install.php or localhost/install.php.

  6. View application at localhost or your custom host name (it will be pre-populated with data).


  • class/config.php – global constants.
  • class/systemconsts.class.php – database parameters.
  • install.php – initial data, e.g. cities, categories, custom fields, etc.
  • tpl/*.tpl.php – Savant3 templates (basically just PHP), aka “view” in MVC architecture.
  • class/model.class.php – “model” layer of MVC architecture, it uses PDO library.
  • class/service.class.php – business logic layer.
  • index.php and htaccess – “controller” layer of MVC architecture.

To change cities, categories and other data just modify SQL statements in install.php or edit your database with phpMyAdmin.


Those dependencies are already included in the package/repository. You could use newer version at your own risk.

  • Slightly modified PHP template engine Savant3 – the backbone of application MVC architecture.
  • JavaScript and HTML WYSIWYG client-side editor TinyMCE for new rich text editor.
  • PHP HTML filter HTML Purifier for cleaning malicious user input.
  • PHP Captcha script Securimage