Craigslist Preview Feature Guide

We have a number of great Craigslist enhancements bundled into our extension. Depending upon your subscription, our features are as follows:

Subscriptions

Free

  • Linkify: This app creates clickable links from any urls that are found in Craigslist posts.
  • Theme: This feature toggles Dark and Light themes, dark theme is the default to save device battery power.
  • To Top: This feature creates a back to top scroll button for easier navigation.

Basic

  • CraigsCookies: This app will delete all of the Craigslist tracking cookies when you click the cookie icon.
  • Unbanish: When you flag an ad on Craigslist, the site will auto hide it. This app removes that behavior and replaces their feature with our feature which allows you to easily hide and manage any ad you like with the controls embedded into any search page. You can even hide or unhide all of the ads at once and easily manage and restore the hidden ones.
  • CraigsEnforcer: This app allows you to create an auto preview cycle of any ads that you have not set to hidden with the Unbanish app. You can Reinforce all your unhidden ads with the click of a single button and preview the entire list that comes up when you search your keywords or section as it is in operation.

Pro

  • CraigsFlagger: This app allows you to create an auto preview cycle of any ads that you have not set to hidden with the Unbanish app. You can Flag as spam all the unhidden ads with the click of a single button and preview the entire list that comes up when you search your keywords or section as it is in operation.
  • CraigsAccounts: Our handy accounts app works on the accounts page. It clears all past cookies for the Craigslist site every time you load the Craigslist account page. This protects your privacy and prevents Craigslist from tracking your movements from one account to another. You can add as many sets of credentials with the controls embedded into the top of the accounts page, and recall these credentials from a simple dropdown which populates the login box automatically. You can import and export all of your Craigslist accounts credentials easily, and never lose your credentials from an account again.

Instructions

Linkify

This is a free feature. To enable it, visit the options page, and check the box beside the Linkify label to enable this particular feature. Once enabled, Linkify automatically turns itself on and off and runs silently in the background. When you visit a Craigslist post, it will search a variety of different page elements such as the title and posting body for URLs.

If it finds anything that looks like a URL, it will create a link so you can simply double click the URL to visit the page in a new tab. When you are not visiting a Craigslist post, it turns itself off and listens for you to visit another post. When you do, it turns back on and scans for URLs again.

Theme

We install a dark theme by default to save device battery and go easy on the eyes. You can visit the Options page and toggle between the dark and the light theme. Your settings will be remembered between sessions.

To Top

This is a handy fixed floating scroll to top button. The default Craigslist back to top feature is located all the way at the bottom of the page. This is really handy if you are using the mobile version for one handed navigation.

CraigsCookies

This feature clears all of Craigslist’s cookies when you click the cookie icon. You can access this feature from within the search page by clicking the tools icon on the far right within our main Preview toolbar. The app toolbar will become unhidden, and based upon your subscription, you will find controls and links to various apps there including this one.

Unbanish

This feature is available to logged in users with an active Basic subscription. To enable it, first login, then visit the options page, and check the box beside the Unbanish label to enable this particular feature.

This application runs on any Craigslist search results page. Part of this feature listens for you to flag or hide any Craigslist ad, and it stops Craigslist from hiding this ad from your sight. The front end of this feature embeds user controls into each Craigslist search results page beside each listing, and in a toolbar above the search results. You will find the garbage can icon now to the left of each search result. This hides an individual ad.

The buttons in the toolbar show you how many ads have been hidden. *Note: Flagged ads will not be hidden from the search results unless you manually choose to do so. You can hide all ads on the page with one button, then view hidden ads, and restore the few you want to target. Then you can click the show targets button, and return to the search results which will display only the unhidden ads.

The Unbanish feature can work alone, or as a companion to the Preview feature. When you use the Preview feature to go through the search results, it will only act upon the unhidden ads (targets), and ignore the hidden ads.

CraigsEnforcer

This feature is available to logged in users with an active Basic subscription. To enable it, first login, then visit the options page, and check the box beside the CraigsEnforcer label to enable this particular feature. This feature requires the Unbanish feature to operate correctly.

This application runs on any Craigslist search results page. There are two settings areas for this feature. There is a widget on the left of the page with a visibility preview toggle checkbox. This allows the user to show or hide the ads as they are being previewed. Beneath this checkbox, ther is a slider control for timing the duration between ads as it previews, and another timer which will monitor for errors and pages that dont load, and after the elapsed time set in the slider, it will skip that ad and move on to the next. You may need to adjust this error timer in the case of a slow connection, or slow proxy. The “Stop Preview” button will halt any running preview cycle.

The main toolbar is found above the search results on any Craigslist search results page. Unbanish was designed to cooperate with the Preview feature. All ads which are not hidden by the Unbanished feature will be targeted by the preview feature. All hidden ads will be ignored. There are automatic cycles, you can preview all non hidden ads 1, 4 or infinitely in a cycle.

To Reinforce your ads: You can hide all ads that are not of interest to you with the Unbanish controls, and then run a preview cycle to view them automatically as a sort of slide show while the application is cycling. You would toggle the visibility checkbox in the widget to see the ads as they are cycled. In this way, you can have a hands free Craigslist slideshow of all the ads you search. The more your ads are viewed, the more flags that are required to remove them. This is very simple, but also very effective.

The reset button will clear all control settings and stop the preview cycle. You can also stop the preview cycle by clicking the “Stop Preview” button in the widget control on the top left of any search page.

CraigsFlagger

This feature is available to logged in users with an active Pro subscription. To enable it, first login, then visit the options page, and check the box beside the CraigsFlagger label to enable this particular feature. This feature requires the Unbanish feature and the CraigsReinforcer feature to operate correctly.

This application runs on any Craigslist search results page. There are two settings areas for this feature. There is a widget on the left of the page with a visibility preview toggle checkbox. This allows the user to show or hide the ads as they are being previewed. Beneath this checkbox, ther is a slider control for timing the duration between ads as it previews, and another timer which will monitor for errors and pages that dont load, and after the elapsed time set in the slider, it will skip that ad and move on to the next. You may need to adjust this error timer in the case of a slow connection, or slow proxy. The “Stop Preview” button will halt any running preview cycle.

The main toolbar is found above the search results on any Craigslist search results page. Unbanish was designed to cooperate with the Preview feature. All ads which are not hidden by the Unbanished feature will be targeted by the preview feature. All hidden ads will be ignored. There are automatic cycles, you can preview all non hidden ads 1, 4 or infinitely in a cycle. There is a hidden sub-toolbar that can be exposed by clicking the gear icon on the far right within the main toolbar. There are 2 types of preview modes.

Spam mode: If your section is overrun with spam ads, you can hide all the non spam ads, and easily automatically mark all the non hidden ads as spam without having to open and click each one manually. The Unbanish feature will ensure that these ads will remain visible even after they are marked as spam unless they are manually hidden. You can make this process visible if you choose, and preview the ads as they are being visited and marked as spam. *Note, flagging an ad does not make it disappear. Flagging an ad from multiple locations within a 50 mile radius of where it was posted from does. Please do not abuse this feature, or we will remove it.

Reinforce mode: You can hide all ads that are not of interest to you with the Unbanish controls, and then run a preview cycle to view them automatically as a sort of slide show while the application is cycling. You would toggle the visibility checkbox in the widget to see the ads as they are cycled. In this way, you can have a hands free Craigslist slideshow of all the ads you search. The more your ads are viewed, the more flags that are required to remove them. This is very simple, but also very effective.

The reset button will clear all control settings and stop the preview cycle. You can also stop the preview cycle by clicking the “Stop Preview” button in the widget control on the top left of any search page.

CraigsAccounts

This feature is available to logged in users with an active Pro subscription. To enable it, first login, then visit the options page, and check the box beside the Accounts label to enable this particular feature.

This application runs on the Craigslist account login page. The Accounts feature clears all past cookies for the Craigslist site every time you load the Craigslist account page automatically in the background. This protects your privacy and prevents Craigslist from tracking your movements from one account to another.

The controls for the front end of this feature are embedded in the top bar of the Craigslist account page. Here you can add as many sets of credentials with the controls as you like, and recall these credentials from a simple dropdown which populates the login box automatically with any of the save credentials. To add new credentials, simply type them into the account login box, then click save.

To modify or delete an existing set of credentials, select them from the drop down, edit and click save, or delete the credentials.

Your saved details will now be available via the dropdown box. You can also import and export all of your Craigslist account credentials easily, and never lose your credentials from any account again.

Support

To subscribe for Basic or Pro features, you can visit this link: Craigslist Preview

To manage your Account or your subscription visit this link: My Account

To visit the Ghostbusters members area included with your Basic or Pro subscription, login to your account, and hover over the Members link in the top navigation bar to access tutorials and the Craigslist members video library.

For instructions to install this on any modern Android device, click here.

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