This can be useful if you want to restrict posting only to trusted users or charge them a "Post a new listing fee". If you are interested in charging users for posting listings, please read this article for more information.

How to enable the "Only verified users can post a listing" feature?

This feature can only be enabled by administrators. To enable it:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Settings" tab,
  • go to the "Access preferences" section,
  • check the "Allow only users verified by admin to post new listings" checkbox,
  • click the "Save settings" button.

The feature will be enabled immediately.

How to grant posting privileges to a user?

If the feature is enabled, administrators can choose, for each user, if they can enjoy this privilege.
To grant the "Post a new listing" privilege to a user:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Manage users" tab,
  • browse the list and find the user you want to grant privileges to,
  • in the "Posting allowed" column, check the box,
  • wait a few seconds, this will automatically apply changes and confirm it with a pop-up notification.

That's it! This user can now post listings.

Will the user be notified when they get posting rights?

The user will not be notified that they have posting rights. If you wish you can contact them to tell them that they have posting rights.

What happens if users who are not allowed to post listings try to do so?

All users can still try to post new listings but only the allowed ones will be able to do so. Others will see a message that you can customize by writing instructions (see below).
This instruction texts are a great place to give more details to your users on how this works and how they can earn that privilege (contact you, ...).

How to write instructions to let users know about this restriction?

If the feature is enabled, administrators can write instructions that will be visible to users who try to post new listings but are not allowed to do so.
To write such instructions:

  • log in your marketplace as an administrator,
  • go to the admin panel,
  • open the "Instruction texts" tab,
  • click "Edit information",
  • in the "Info text to non-verified users" section, edit the text with your own content.
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