Craigslist Poster – Real Geeks
Posting to Craigslist is a fantastic way to drive traffic to your site.
How To Video
Note Regarding Hyperlinks
Craigslist no longer allows hyperlinked URLs to be placed in their postings. All URLs added to postings will be displayed as plaintext and will not allow for direct linking. These addresses can still be copied and pasted, but add these URL addresses at your own discretion.
Admins: if you want your agents to be able to post listings on craigslist:
Click “Websites” in the navigation bar
Click “Edit/Add Users”
Click “Edit User” next to the agent/user of your choice
Under the “website” column, select the “Craigslist” role
Click the green “Save Permissions” button
Agents: if you would like permissions to post to craigslist, we recommend you speak with your admin.
Steps to Posting
First thing is first, there are two ways you may post to Craigslist. You may either be registered or unregistered. We recommend that you register, as it allows you to repost your listings once they’re expired.
Download and install Google Chrome if you have not already.
(Optional) Register for Craigslist using the instructions provided by WikiHow.
In Google Chrome, login to your Craigslist account by navigating to Craigslist Login if you have a Craigslist Account. Though this is not required, it is recommended.
In Google Chrome, navigate to your administrative back-end page (ie. ), then put in your username and password.
Click on Post and Manage Listings under the Craigslist category.
You may be prompted to install a plug-in for Google Chrome. This plugin is REQUIRED to proceed. Click “OK” and install the plugin by clicking Add to Chrome in the top-righthand corner of the pop-up window. Once you’ve installed, repeat steps 3 and 4.
Please read and attempt to understand the warning at the top of the page. Once you’ve read it and if you accept the terms, acknowledge your acceptance by clicking “I agree to these terms”.
If you did not login to Craigslist, add a reply-to email in the box provided.
Find the Craigslist URL for your area and place it in the box provided. You do this by going to Craigslist and finding your region. Please note, that some areas have sub-regions; these are visible at the top of the regions page! Click this first before copying the address. Copy the Craigslist URL into this field.
NOTE: Copy the Craigslist URL with no prefix ( or) as the plug-in can get confused and will automatically add an on top of your URL.
Pick a posting template. We provide you with a few basic templates to get you started.
Create a search to find the listings you would like to post. We recommend using an Agent ID, Office ID, or MLS Number to narrow down the search listings; however, you can construct a search that best meets your requirements.
Find the single listing you’d like to post in the list, then click on “POST” in the far right. The Craigslist site will pop-up on your screen. DO NOT TOUCH THE MOUSE! It is going to cycle through several pages until you finally get to the “Craigslist: Create Posting” page. Once there, you may make any minor changes you like and then finally click “continue” at the bottom right. You’ll receive a notification email and acknowledgement telling you the post was created.
Click “POST” on any number of other properties to submit them to Craigslist.
Congratulations, you’re done!
Can I post all of my search results at the same time? I’m a busy man/woman, I don’t have time for this.
How many images can I post?
This tool only supports 1 image from the listing.
How often/frequently can I post the same listing?
As much as you like; however, you will LIKELY get ghosted or banned by Craigslist.
Ghosted? What’s that?
Getting “ghosted” is when Craigslist looks like it posted the listing for you, but in fact, it actually didn’t and never will. It just tells you it did to keep you from trying again or complaining. Typically people will be ghosted if they attempt to post spammy advertisements over and over again.
How do I make a new template?
Go to your site’s backend admin and click templates. Then click the new button. You can pull in information about the listing. Here is the relevant section of the video:
How to Create Clickable Images for Craigslist or Flickr – Small Business …
Posts on Craigslist allow HTML, which means that you can format text, insert links and embed media to enhance your business’s ads. Though you cannot add links to images you upload to Craigslist, you can add links to HTML embedded images. You must store these images externally, such as on a photo hosting site. When you upload the pictures to Flickr, Flickr creates the HTML necessary for you to add them as clickable images. Log in to you Flickr account. Click “Upload Photos & Video” to open the Upload page. Click “Choose Photos and Videos to Upload” to launch the Open dialog box. Navigate to and select your image. Click “Upload 1 Photo, ” then “Upload to Photostream. ” Click the image thumbnail, then click “Share” to open a drop-down menu and select “Grab the HTML/BBCode” to open a new pane containing the image’s code. Select the code and press “Ctrl-C” to copy it. Switch to your Craigslist post. Paste the code into your post. It should resemble the following: Replace the code’s first URL with the link you want the image to open. For example, to have readers to go to ” change the code to: References Resources Writer Bio Ryan Menezes is a professional writer and blogger. He has a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Boston University and has written for the American Civil Liberties Union, the marketing firm InSegment and the project management service Assembla. He is also a member of Mensa and the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
Add Links – Edublogs Help and Support
A link is a word, a group of words or an image that you click on to visit a new page or website.
Linking to articles, websites or another person’s post when you write about them is an important part of writing online.
Your readers want to be able to easy check out the information without needing to Google. Failure to link is a common mistake of all new bloggers!
This support doc explains how to add links to posts or pages.
If you want to create a list of links to other blogs or websites in your sidebar, please visit the Links Menu (Blogroll) support page.
If you’d like to customize the links in your navigation menu, check out the Custom Menu support page.
What’s On This Page? Add LinkBlock EditorMethod 1: Copy and PasteMethod 2: The Link buttonSearch For LinkRemove LinkClassic EditorMethod 1: Copy and PasteMethod 2: The Link buttonSearch For LinkRemove Link
It’s good etiquette to link to:
A person’s blog if you mention a bloggerThe post if you are talking about a particular post on a blogWebsite or article if mentioned in your post/page
How you add a link depends on if you are using the classic editor or the block editor.
The following section explains how to add a link using the block editor. If you are using the classic editor, refer to how to add a link using classic editor section.
There are two ways to create links in your block editor.
Method 1: Copy and Paste
1. Copy the URL of the website you want to link to.
2. In the post/page you are writing highlight the text you want to link.
3. Paste the URL you copied directly over the highlighted text using a keyboard shortcut like CTRL V (PC) or CMD V (Mac).
4. The link is automatically created. The highlighted text now appears underlined and is blue to confirm it is linked.
5. Select Open in new tab if you want the link to open in a new tab.
Method 2: The Link button
2. In the post/page that you are writing highlight the text you want to link and click on Link button.
3. Paste the URL into the pop-up window that appears and then click Apply or press enter.
To open link in new tab you need to select Open in a new tab.
Search For Link
You can link to existing content on your site using the search option in Link.
1. In the post/page that you are writing highlight the text you want to link and click on Link button.
2. Type your search term and list of posts/pages that match the search term will appear. Click on the post title you want to link to.
To edit or remove a link, place your cursor anywhere in the linked text then click on the Unlink button.
Or click on the Edit link to edit the link.
The following section explains how to add a link using the classic editor. If you are using the block editor, refer to add a link using block editor section.
There are two ways to create links in your visual editor in the classic editor.
To open link in new tab you need to click on Edit
Next, click on Link Options
and then select Open in a new tab.
2. In the post that you are writing highlight the text you want to link and click on Insert/Edit Link button.
3. Paste the URL into the pop-up window that appears and then click Apply.
To open link in new tab you need to click on Link Options
You can link to existing content on your site using the search option in Link Options.
1. In the post that you are writing highlight the text you want to link and click on Insert/Edit Link button.
2. Type your search term and list of posts that match the search term will appear. Click on the post title you want to link to.
3. Click Apply to insert your link.
To edit or remove a link, place your cursor anywhere in the linked text then click on the Remove link icon.
Or click on the Edit link icon (the pencil icon) to edit the link.
Frequently Asked Questions about how to post a link on craigslist
Are hyperlinks allowed on Craigslist?
Craigslist no longer allows hyperlinked URLs to be placed in their postings. All URLs added to postings will be displayed as plaintext and will not allow for direct linking. These addresses can still be copied and pasted, but add these URL addresses at your own discretion.May 28, 2021
How do I make a clickable image on Craigslist?
How to Create Clickable Images for Craigslist or FlickrLog in to you Flickr account.Click “Upload Photos & Video” to open the Upload page.Click “Choose Photos and Videos to Upload” to launch the Open dialog box.Navigate to and select your image.Click “Upload 1 Photo,” then “Upload to Photostream.”More items…
How do you post a link?
Method 1: Copy and PasteCopy the URL of the website you want to link to.In the post/page you are writing highlight the text you want to link.Paste the URL you copied directly over the highlighted text using a keyboard shortcut like CTRL V (PC) or CMD V (Mac).The link is automatically created.More items…