Compare Listings

The Compare Listings Plugin allows your users to add a few listings to a comparison list, apply the action to further compare them in a nicely formatted table. The compared listings are grouped in columns allowing users to scrupulously compare various listing properties and features without switching back and forth from one ad to another.

The Plugin is an extremely useful add-on for any classifieds site but it comes in especially handy for a real estate marketplace or car classifieds site allowing users to compare car specs or different property types in a table.

How it works

In front end, the Plugin adds an icon depicting two arrows facing each other to the top of the listing gallery on listing details, or next to each listing, if they are shown on the Browse page. Hovering a cursor over the icon will bring up a tip reading "Add to a comparison table". Once the user clicks the icon, a property or car he is viewing will be added to a comparison list allowing him to manage ads in the list before adding them to the table; that is the user may either remove some ads from the list or add new ones to it.

After getting the right list the user will need to click the Compare button; he'll be taken to the comparison page to view and compare the listings line by line in a conveniently formatted table. More so, the user may save his comparison results, and the data will be added to "Saved Results" allowing the user to get back to it later and view it again, or create more comparison tables for different types of listings. If the user has added quite a few listings to a comparison table, a horizontal scroll bar appears the bottom of the table allowing him to easily scroll across the columns.

Why your users need the Plugin

The ability to save the results is especially convenient for a car classifieds site when a user is considering different car makes and wishes to have different comparison tables based on a particular make or model. The same relates to real estate sites, if the user is searching for various property types, for instance a vacation or a beach house or an apartment, in the same way, he may create and save different comparison tables for each of the property type.

The Plugin facilitates navigation across multiple similar listings and helps users make a more informed purchasing decision. Primarily developed with an insight into real estate and auto, the Plugin may also be used for other types of classifieds helping users compare different listings easier and faster.

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Nov 09, 2018
  • Compare tab position issue fixed
  • Compare icons position issue in RTL fixed
  • Icons issue on 404 and need login pages fixed
May 23, 2018
  • Plugin reworked from scratch
  • Support for mobile interface added
  • Plugin performance improved
  • All reported bugs fixed
Nov 07, 2017
  • Comparison tools removed from the Add/Edit Listing pages to improve their stability
Dec 22, 2015
  • Minor improvements
Oct 02, 2015
  • column height issue after removing a listing from comparison table fixed
  • highlighting identical values in table when hovering improved
Sep 07, 2015
  • The plugin is adjusted to Flynax 4.4.1
Jun 01, 2015
  • The plugin is adjusted to Flynax 4.4
May 07, 2015
  • Minor bugs fixed
Aug 12, 2014
  • "Add/Remove from compare list" icon removed on mobile view for Flatty templates
Apr 17, 2014
  • "Add to compare list" icon issue fixed for General Flatty template
Apr 16, 2014
  • Fullscreen mode bug fixed
  • Add to compare list on listing details issue fixed
Feb 26, 2014
  • Adjusted to the responsive templates
Sep 20, 2013
  • Auto switching to default view mode added
Jun 13, 2013
  • Add/Remove icon moved to navigation bar on listing details page.
  • Remove Comparison table option added
Feb 12, 2013
  • Fields height issue in the comparison table fixed for FireFox 18 version
Sep 29, 2012
  • Remove listing from comparizon table issue in IE9 fixed
Jun 18, 2012
  • "Add to compare" icon activated on "Recently added page"
  • Listing fields fetching logic changed on "Comparison table" page
May 09, 2012
  • IE9 Floating panel position problem in fixed
  • nofollow tag added to navigation icons
Apr 19, 2012
  • Floating tab position fixed for IE8
  • Comparison table fields alignment correcter for Chrome and IE browsers
Apr 12, 2012
  • Empty fields on Comparison Table page fixed
Apr 11, 2012
  • IE problems solved
  • Full-screen button title changed
Apr 10, 2012
  • Floating tab removed from mobile version
  • Missed istallation tags added
Apr 06, 2012
  • Now the Plugin is available for Flynax v.4.0
  • Floating tab added
  • New full-screen mode added
  • Comparison tables saving feature added
Mar 22, 2011
  • Wrong slashes in icons' paths fixed
Nov 24, 2010
  • Full screen mode added
Aug 20, 2009
  • Initial release
  • Is RTL supported by this plugin?

    Does this plugin support Right to Left layout?

    Abbood, Dec 08, 2010
  • RE: Is RTL supported by this plugin?

    Yes, the plugin supports right-to-left languages.

    Developer, Dec 13, 2010
  • Version 4.0 looks great

    Looks great on 4.0 version, very well done :D

    Chris, Apr 06, 2012
  • great

    it really is a great module, but there is a little issue with saving results
    when you add listings to table, you are required to log in in order to save results (if you are not logged in),
    so it does not save results in such case. If you are logged in prior to saving it works great
    please fix it

    lev, Apr 08, 2012
  • RE: great

    Visitor can't save the tables without having account and be logged in, it isn't bug.

    John, Apr 08, 2012