Craigslist Clone – Cost to Build a Website Like Craigslist or Kijiji

by Elaine on January 22, 2011

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Using Wordpress Theme is cost and time efficient.  It will only cost you $155 and you will have a Classified Ads website up in a day.   This Classifieds ads Wordpress template is Classipress.  Check out the features of the template here.  You can use this Classified Ads template to build your own:

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Craigslist Template Classified Ads Wordpress Theme – Classipress

Features Include:

  • Featured ads carousel
  • Allow people to post ads for free or for a cost.
  • Implement cost structure for ad features.
  • Users can manage their own classified ads.
  • Create coupons and manage them from admin panel.
  • Button at top to “Post an Ad”
  • Social Media Integrated
  • Multiple payment gateways including Paypal or bank transfer

Click here to see more features of Classipress

Click here to demo ClassiPress

Click here to download Classipress

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Cost to Create a Craigslist Clone.

1. $56/year – Webhosting. is an affordable and reliable webhost provider.  It offers a free domain name, unlimited email accounts, unlimited disk space, unlimited SQL databases and more.  There currently is a 40% discount promotion at Fatcow so the price is only $56.  Take advantage of this now I don’t know how long it will last.  Check out here.

2. $0 –  Install WordPress. WordPress is an open source platform which is totally free. has fantastico and you can install WordPress easily with a few clicks of your mouse.  You don’t need to touch any code.

3. $99 – Wordpress template.   You need to purchase the WordPress template ClassiPress.   The theme is also auto install.  It’s so simple, also no coding.   Click here to see all the features of the ClassiPress template from

4. -$175 Google adwords credits.   One of the most important part of building your own classified ads site is advertising.  If you don’t advertise how will people know about your site?   If you get your domain hosting from, they also give you a $175 credit to advertise on Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing – $100 on Google, $50 on Facebook, $25 on Yahoo/Bing.

Total cost to create your own Classifieds ads clone site:

  • Total cost = (webhosting + WordPress + WordPress template ) = $155.

If you include the free advertising credits:

  • Startup Cost = (Total Cost + Advertising Credits) = -$20.

Which means you basically pay nothing to startup your Classified ads website.

WordPress with the ClassiPress template is the best way to create your own website like Craigslist or Kijiji.  I love the scrolling featured ad on the Frontpage and that visitors can submit their own ads.  You can also have paid or free classified ads submitted to your site based on ad category.   Users submitting their ads can manage their own ads by editing, deleting or creating new ads.  This is a great Wordpress Theme to create your a Classified Ads Website.   You should definitely demo the Wordpress Theme and see for yourself what an amazing Classified Ads Template this is.

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Click here to see more features of ClassiPress

Click here to demo ClassiPress

Click here to download Classipress

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 Craigslist Clone – Cost to Build a Website Like Craigslist or Kijiji


Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and WordPress tutorials. Elaine lives in Toronto and when she is not online, she is either Marathon and Triathlon training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: Save Money, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Bill Johnson January 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

This is a very good script to use for a Craiglist Clone website. We also use Wordpress for a blog.


Elaine January 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Hi Bill,
Thanks for your comments and yes, Wordpress is a great blogging platform as well.
Thanks for our visit,


Daniel udo February 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm

what about the location? Do it have to option of cities like craigslist or is that a feature you can customize.


Chris Laird April 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Hi Elaine,
I was wondering if and how I can insert html code banners to make money from advertising and is paypal the only payment integration (and bank transfer )

Kind regards



Elaine April 23, 2012 at 3:00 am

Hi Chris,
Please contact ClassiPress support for questions regarding their template. Their support staff is very responsive and knowledgable. I contacted them before and their turn around time is usually within 2 days.
Let me know if you continue to have problems.
Thanks for your visit,


template for craigslist September 18, 2012 at 10:46 am

I’m so lucky today that I was able to read your post which gives me a lot of ideas .thanks for a post


Karel October 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hello Elaine, I try to make a multilingual site like kijiji whit classipress and wpml but I need when I insert an ad, it shows at the same time in both languages. Can you make me any suggestion?


Stephen August 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

i am in cameroon and would like to buy this template.
I could not find my currency cfa. Is there a possibility to manually insert currency


Elaine August 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Hi Stephen,
Please contact AppThemes if you have questions about their theme. They will be able to assist you.
Thanks for your visit,


James Shelby March 13, 2014 at 12:23 am


I’m interested in your service.Please contact me.


Samm Parker September 9, 2014 at 7:18 pm


I want to design a classified ad site like Craigslist using Wordpress. But I keep getting the feeling that what you offer is just adding a classified ad section to an exisitng Worpress/blog type site. I just want an exclusive Craigslist type website using Wordpress. Thanks.


Greg January 23, 2015 at 4:25 am

Hello Elaine,
I’m interested in Classipress but I have a couple of questions.
I want to integrate a custom payment provider that allows escrow.
Also, I want an option for courier companies for purposes of delivery.

What ways can you help?


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