Instructions for CraigsPoster Pro

Basic instruction Guide

Windows Installation

*note: This product does not work with Windows XP

1) Download the installer program from our download link, then in your Firefox tool bar find it by going to Tools>> Downloads.

2) You will need to exit all programs now, this includes your browsers.

3) Log in as administrator (important!!), and while you are still connected to the internet, click the installer's icon to install our program.

4) Run the installer application and enter your membership details, the login information for your members area, the email address you signed up with, and your members password. You were sent a welcome note when you signed up, the email address that this note was sent to is your membership address.

Reset your password here if you have already forgot it.

5) Once you have completed your installation, please restart your system. You do not get multiple installs, you get one installation unless you have purchased a multi license with multiple installations. Once you have successfully installed the software, our security will not allow you to install it again. You will need to read and follow the instructions to activate / update or repair your new software.

How do I find my software?

Navigate to the "Tools >> Add-ons>> Extensions" and the CLS App Manager plugin will be found there.

You can navigate to the "Tools >> Add-ons" and you will see the App Manager just underneath the Extensions tab. That is where we install and manage the specific Apps.

Our software is designed to work with Firefox 42 64-bit or Firefox 42 32-bit. There is a possibility on some systems that the plugin is disabled by default at the beginning. Simply navigate to the "Tools >> Add-ons>> Extensions" and the CLS App Manager plugin will be found there. Enable it if it is not already.

If this guide just popped up in your browser, your software is now installed. Once the software is installed, and your browser restarted you will need to locate the Ghostbusters icon in the Firefox toolbar. Usually it is found in the top right corner. If it is not, click View >> Toolbars >> Customize and look in the bottom of the customize window, and drag out the icon in the photo below, and place it in your toolbar where ever you want it. (we placed it on the left in the photos below, beside our two FoxyRevolver icons, which is a separate product with its own installer) Then click "done". Then click the grayed out Ghostbuster's icon (left photo) and activate your software by entering your username and password for the members area. If you need to constantly authenticate your software.. it is because you're deleting your cookies, and you should not be touching those cookies for our site unless you want to keep logging into your software all the time.

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Installation or Operating issues

CraigsPoster Pro uses Firefox to activate, and Internet Explorer / Edge to run the bots. Some of you have gone into those IE settings, and made adjustments you shouldn't have, which may affect the operation of the program. This automatic Internet Explorer repair tool may help with that. If your OS is not supported with this tool, you can also go into Internet Explorer> Tools> Internet Options> Advanced> and click Reset Internet Explorer Settings.

Use the correct Correct Browser Firefox 42 64-bit or Firefox 42 32-bit:

Our software is designed to work with Firefox 42 64-bit or Firefox 42 32-bit only. To prevent any unintentional Firefox interruptions of your CraigslistSoftware tools, you need to disable automatic updates from Firefox (Tools > Option > Advanced > Updates). This means, you need to download and install Firefox, prior to installing our software. Then, you need to open Firefox, and then go into your email, and open the link we sent you. We want to make sure you are up and running when you purchase the software. Contact us if you're not.

How do I turn this on?

Once you have installed and activated the software, you can turn it on by simply clicking the dropdown link beside the Ghostbusters icon that is in your Firefox toolbar, then click "Launch CraigsPoster Pro". The CraigsPoster Pro Dashboard page will then pop up in your Firefox browser, and give you a variety of options to choose from. The CraigsPoster Pro app is enabled by default. All you need to do is launch the dashboard to access the application and the manual. You can deactivate it, or reactivate it by navigating to the "Tools >> Add-ons" and you will see the App Manager just underneath the Extensions tab, click on that to manage any installed apps such as CraigsPoster Pro.

dropdown menuCraigsPoster Pro has been designed to work along with all of our companion Apps that can be purchased separately from our App Store. You can click the arrow beside the Ghostbusters logo, when your on craigslist's website to activate or deactivate these different Apps if you have purchased any of them separately from our App Store. To activate an App, select it, then refresh the applicable craigslist page, and it will take effect. The same for deactivating apps is true. When you are on a page that has nothing to do with any of our apps, the apps will not be active. This is normal. Apps only activate on the pages where they are required to be of use. Some Apps don't get embedded into a target page such as CraigsPoster Pro. These Apps can be activated by hovering over the "Launch Pad" link in your App Manager, and choosing the App you want from there. If you have not purchased any additional Apps, then they are not applicable, but you may add any at any time in the future if you like, as long as your CLS App Manager remains installed and active.

First Use

Using CraigsPoster Pro is pretty easy.

1) Open the CraigslistSoftware App Manager hover over the link that says "Launch Pad" then click "CraigsPoster Pro" in your Firefox browser, by clicking the dropdown arrow next to the Ghostbusters Icon in your Firefox toolbar.

2) Click the launch button on the dashboard page and the control panel for the bots will pop up. When first run, input the 5 digit order number found on your Member's area online My Account page when you are logged into the site, also it is in your welcome email.

3) Set your desired master schedule. Bots will only run between those hours, and the panel will say {Awaiting Schedule} if you are currently not within the hours you set. Once the time is within the parameters you set, the program will resume operation.

4) Add your account name and password into the right side of the control panel for each bot you want to use.

5) From the main control panel, click the "bot" you would like to set up, and click RUN to add that bot to the cycle of bots taking turns renewing your ads. The other bots do not run unless you activate them. Each will take its turn based upon the order it was activated.

5) Set the timers on the bot to suit your individual needs and renewal volume.

6) Check the box that is labeled "Scan Renewals" if the pause button is flashing.

7) Repeat steps 4, 5 & 6 for each new bot you would like to run.

8) You may "Hide" all CraigsPoster Pro bots, and minimize the control panel, but you may never shut off the control panel while you are using bots. It controls their behavior and is required for a bot to function. However, you may shut off Firefox while CraigsPoster Pro is operating. It will continue to operate.

9) Your machine can only log into ONE craigslist account at once, so the bots take turns, when one is working, the others are waiting in the order in which they were activated.

That's all there is to it!

If your ads do not say renew next to them like in the photo, our software will not Edit Delete Repostpick them up for renewal. Ads generally come up for renewal 48 hours after you post them if you have a healthy ad, and healthy account. If you do not have a healthy account, please read our posting guide, and make one, then follow our rules to keep it healthy.

Also, as we mention in our posting guide, you do not "revolve" your IP's to post. This will get your account softblocked fast. You use the same ip to post each time from the same account. Do not mix them up. Use the same IP you used to create your new account. Do not use old accounts and expect good results. Step one is to create new accounts, one by one, one per day. Please read the posting guide before you try to use our software and confuse yourself.

You can run 10 different accounts, 50 ads per account at the same time, and the bots will all patrol each account that is assigned to them, and renew all ads in a renewal state, then go to sleep and wait until its time to work again. There is a randomizing factor built into the scheduling of these bots, and the timing between the renewals of each post.Those are the lower two timers. This will help to avoid the pattern recognition software that patrols the craigslist posting sector looking for posting robots activity.

Control Settings: We added a master schedule so you can target your marketing window. If you waste your renewals in the middle of the night, then by morning everyone will top-post you before you even wake up. The master schedule controls all bot movements. The default is set between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Bot Settings: We recommend, sleep for 38 minutes, work for 2 – 4 minutes, randomize renewals between 4 and 15 seconds. This strategy will pepper your renewals over a greater span incase someone is sitting there monitoring the section.You don't want the CraigsPoster Pro to dump all your renewals at once in one lump, and have someone steal the top spot with one top-post.

Tactical logic: With settings such as those mentioned above, the bot will fool your human competition into thinking you have gone from the machine. They will top post you after they think you left, then they will watch for a bit, and leave (go back to work). Then your robot will come back to life 38 minutes later, and post several ads, but not all of them. It goes to sleep after a few minutes, and saves some of your renewals in the event someone top posts you in the next 38 minutes. Adjust to your own needs and renewal volume accordingly.

Proxies: You don't need proxies to login and renew your posts with CraigsPoster Pro from anywhere in the world for all 10 accounts in any locations you like. If you're a heavy poster, you may need clean proxies to post the initial ads. Please see our proxies tutorial, and posting, ghosting, VPS tutorials to determine your posting requirements.

Don't use Internet Explorer!

CraigsPoster Pro is using certain files and directories that belong to internet explorer. Do not interfere with the robot by using internet explorer while CraigsPoster Pro is running, or you may interrupt its process, and mess up its cookie jar etc. Use Firefox, or Chrome if you must browse while running CraigsPoster Pro, these will not interfere.

Watch your Cookies

For those of you that don't know, craigslist drops persistent cookies on your machine that last for one month. These cookies are replaced each time the robot functions to avoid long term tracking statistics on your accounts and keep you from being ghosted. Some people run several accounts very moderately from the same IP address. This is fine if you keep your posts less than 10 per day, per account. However, if you need to boost your productivity, or if you just want to play it safe, you may require more IP addresses. This robot has been specifically designed to work along with FoxyRevolver software if you want control over the IP each of your bots use.

How do I find out if my Proxy is from where they say it's from? How does Craigslist know where I'm located?

Craigslist uses state of the art geoip-location services such as Maxmind to pinpoint your IP's location. This online tool uses the exact same database as Craigslist to determine where in the world your IP is from along with other information that is provided by Maxmind. Visit http://www.ip-tracker.org/ to see all of the information that craigslist can tell about you directly from your IP alone. You can also use this web-tool to check the validity and location of all of your proxies as well before you try to use them to post on Craigslist.

How should I post the original ad so CraigsPoster will pick it up in the renewal cycle?

It is absolutely mandatory for you to read the Posting Tutorials, and learn how to post properly if your ads are not coming up for renewal. Post a few a day only.. over time, you will have dozens of them coming up for renewal every 48 hours.. at that point, you can stop posting ads, and let our system keep bumping them up to the top by renewing them.

Once you learn how this is done, with one account.. you can open another.. following our rules of course for opening new accounts.. and repeat this process for use with up to 10 accounts with CraigsPoster Pro. Our CraigsAccount app automates the cookie removal and replacement procedure, so you NEVER forget when your making new accounts, or logging into existing ones. It also stores all of your Craigslist Accounts email and password combinations for easy one click access on the login page.

To help you post your original ads, we have developed an app for Firefox called CraigsPostMaster. This app creates an encrypted database in Firefox, and allows you to save all your ads, and photos inside of the database. When your on the posting page, you just select from our CraigsPostMaster toolbar a drop down list of all your ads organized by user, and title, then click the title of the ad you want to inject into your post.. All of your photos can be injected into the post as well from a separate drop down menu. CraigsPostMaster will also import and export excel spreadsheets of all of your ad details so you can also use these for other similar posting applications, or edit them in excel if you desire. Check out our members only App Store for a complete list of our additional Apps and their capabilities.

I want to put this on more than one machine, how do I do that?

Just visit our store and purchase the software license for each machine you require it on. We have great deals on multilicenses.

Updates:

You will need to enter your membership credentials, your username and password to install or update your craigslistsoftware products. If you do not remember your credentials, you were sent a welcome email when you purchased the software. This email address is your Member's username. You chose your password. If you cannot remember your site password, please reset it here.

We will be addressing any defects in our software as fast as possible. If Craigslist changes their site for any reason, we cannot predict this and it will take just a bit of time for us to adapt to their new code. We appreciate your patience when this occurs, you're welcome to drop us a quick note if your software stops functioning, we will put your report on the desk of our software crew if it is a Craigslist update that caused the issue. If craigslist has not changed anything, then it is your system with the fault, and you may use the built in update feature, if your running the windows version to try to repair your flagging software. You will not be charged for the updates, this is free of charge for 6 months.

Your Update link is in your program directory, just click it for the latest version of your CraigsPoster Pro to be installed into your system. You likely need not contact support. Your updater will function for 180 days from date of purchase. If this fails for any reason, contact us and we will resolve the issue for you. We have a specific Update page for specific information on exactly how to update or repair your software with this built in update feature.

Membership & Support:

Your members area will now be available to you from the navigation bar under "Members" Your registration has been approved an you have full access of our entire site.

Do not remove the software for any reason, if you do, we do not replace it free. If you have any issues you cannot overcome, you need to contact support. If you removed it anyway, you need to visit our store and buy a new copy.

We have ZERO tolerance for piracy, and we can see you using it, and/or installing it. If we determine that our terms have been violated, we can and will deactivate it at any time remotely.

You can browse the applicable guides below as well. All other issues may be resolved by contacting support. Thanks for your support!

How do I contact support, what is the best time?

You can reach us here, and you can send your mails when ever you like. Our staff does their best to serve you as fast as possible. Sometimes we are able to assist you outside of business hours, and if we are here we will. If we are unavailable, please be patient. There are very few of us dealing with very many. If you are disrespectful to the support staff, they may at their discretion mark your email as spam, and we will no longer receive them. If you bought the software and the tutorials, you are entitled to them.

You are entitled to have the software installed on one machine, as it is right now. You are not entitled to email us with every personal problem or general issues unrelated to our software. It is our goal to work with everyone as partners in our effort to make Craigslist profitable for us all. Incessant or repetitive emails just can't be dealt with.

We need our support staff to be dealing with technical support. The members area is for the methodology required to make the software perform optimally. If there is truly something that we have not addressed in the members areas that is limiting your ability to use our software, please let us know. If you have a testimonial or a great suggestion, we would be glad to hear it.

We are constantly updating the members section with new scripts cool software and more elaborate tutorials. Please give us some room to perform for all of our members by limiting your use of our support staff. Our programmers and graphics guys are answering your mails as double duty, and it is impossible to get anything done some days. Thanks for your patience, support, and understanding.

Troubleshooting

If you use Internet Explorer at the same time, or if you have a system crash, it is possible you will damage CraigsPoster Pro, or Windows files.

  1. If you click the Update Feature in your program directory for CraigsPoster Pro, it will replace all of the CraigsPoster Pro core files. You can find more information about the update / restore feature on the Welcome page at the top.
  2. If there is still an error, you can try a system restore, and restore your system to the restore point we asked you to make earlier. If this doesn't work, it is possible your Firefox profile has become corrupted.
  3. Rather than delete the entire profile, or reinstall Firefox you can just delete the prefs file found in your Firefox profile folder. To do this quickly, in the Firefox toolbar just visit Help>>Troubleshooting Information and on that page, it says Show profile folder. Click that button, and shut off Firefox. Go into the profile folder that you opened, and rename prefs.js to prefs.jsold. Then restart Firefox.
  4. If your software appears in the Extensions tab of Firefox, but it is disabled with no Enable button, this is because you allowed Firefox to go past version 38 with our software installed. To bring back the Enable button, in the Firefox toolbar just visit Help>>Troubleshooting Information and on that page, it says Show profile folder. Click that button, and shut off Firefox. Go into the profile folder that you opened, and rename extensions.json to extensions.jsonold. Then restart Firefox. The enable button will have reappeared, enable the software, restart Firefox, and all is well.
  5. If your software is still misbehaving, only once you have completed the above applicable steps, contact support.

If you damage your own system with bad shutdowns, or by allowing Firefox or Windows to Auto – Update, we do not assume liability and you will need a new license. Our license is for ONE INSTALL ONLY, as YOU agreed to during the installation. We are very upfront about this and very strict about our policy. This is why it is important for you to create a System Restore Point the moment all of your software is installed and operational, and take care of your system.

Craigsposter Pro is not showing up in Firefox..

Check your other addon's.. and you should find "CLS App Manager". Enable it if it has been automatically disabled, and restart Firefox. This will resolve the issue, and your new installation will now appear as it should.

Do you have an invasive super paranoid anti-virus installed? Norton is known to interfere with many different kinds of software and even windows it's self. If this is the case, disable or replace your anti-virus with a known working free antivirus such as Avast.

CraigsPoster Pro is not posting my ads..

CraigsPoster Pro only posts the ads that are in a renewal state, as described clearly in our product description, and on the front page of it's website, www.craigsposter.me

Our program does not place adds, it renews ads you place. If you post properly from a proper account, they come up for renewal on their own 48 hours after you place the ad. like in the picture on the left.

If you're using a junk "softblocked" account, which you probably are if you have had it for a while… or if you're using the same ad again and again.. or if it gets ghosted flagged or deleted, it will not come up for renewal, and it will not be renewed. You need to replace that account, and begin posting into it again, and follow our posting rules, exactly.

Once you post properly from a clean account, you will see your ads coming up again for renewal on their own in 48 hours. Only once they are in the renewal state, our software bumps them to the top and renews them. Its all in your posting technique, to get craigslist to put them in a renewal state every 48 hours. Our software is not a substitute for posting properly. Our software does not force the ad back into craigslist, or force it to renew. You need to post properly in the first place, or its not going to be renewed.

CraigsPoster Pro seems to have locked up in a perpetual waiting mode

 

All new versions of CraigsPoster Pro come with a reset feature built into your programs directory. If you cannot find your program directory due to newer "Metro" versions of Windows interface, you can google "classic Shell" and install that free program to restore your Windows 7 style menu, and look under Craigslist Software to find features such as the Updater and the Reset function.

If you are still running an older version of CraigsPoster Pro, or refuse to use classic shell, just click this link, download the .bat file and double click it to run it. It deletes the exact part of the registry where CraigsPoster Pro keeps its saved settings. Then just rerun the CraigsPoster Pro program again, and its as good as new. This deletes all your CraigsPoster Pro timer settings, but also the account names and passwords. Make sure you have a backup of those before you run this file. CraigsPoster Reg Fix the program deletes the proper data, then removes its self in about 3 seconds. If you need to use it again, just pop back in here, and grab another copy, or find the link in your program directory to reset CraigsPoster Pro.

In Conclusion

Either by it's self, or used along with the other software we have mentioned, CraigsPoster Pro is the conscientious auto renewal tool that will keep your reputation with craigslist safe, and keep your posts online, and not ghosted. Only those with extreme posting needs would need to call upon a VPS proxy server to assist them with larger posting requirements.

However, if you have 10 posting robots putting your business online day and night, it is likely a good investment to have an old laptop running from home day and night patrolling your accounts and making sure your posts are live. In your free time, you can still log into your craigslist account from anywhere and add a few posts to the rotation, or edit the ones that are already there.

All other posters on the market have ghosting problems and gloss over the little details like cookies and proxies. If they have not mentioned any acceptable methods of handling each all important issue, it's because they haven't handled it, they have just glossed over it. They gloss all the way to the shopping cart of their website. The ones that clearly state you don't need free proxies, or that they scrape proxies online are going to ruin your PVA's, get you ghosted, and cause more problems than they solve.

CraigsPoster Pro is the only software that can repost from 10 accounts with NO PROXIES REQUIRED.

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