So you’ve already written your ad, and you want to post it to Craigslist. You can either use our Craigslist Scheduler, or use the Quick Post tool to pop an ad online right away.
First, pick the ad you want to post from the drop-down box at the top – then, choose a template. We have a ton of awesome ad templates for you to choose from (even if we do say so ourselves).
You can add a photo gallery at the bottom of your ad if you want by checking the Photo Gallery box. (A lot of our ad templates are designed to have just a few photos in them – usually between 5-8 – so if you have more photos than that and want to make sure renters see ALL of your photos, check this box. It will add a copy of every photo you’ve uploaded for that ad at the bottom of the page.)
OK – now it’s time to copy your HTML code. (Craigslist will let people use basic HTML code within their ads. We’ve taken Craigslist’s guidelines for what HTML code they allow, and used it to create our adtemplates. ) HTML code looks like a bunch of… well, gobbilty goop. You need to copy all of that nonsense to your computer’s Clipboard so you can paste it later.
To copy the code, either right-click with your mouse and hit “Copy,” or you hit the CTRL key and the letter C at the same time (If you’re on a Mac, hit the CMD key and the letter C at the same time.)
Finally, hit the Go to Craigslist button. This takes you to Craigslist where you’ll follow their usual steps (which area are you posting in, what type of ad are you posting) until you get the page where you type up your ad.
You’re now going to paste that HTML code you copied into the box where you’d normally type your Craigslist ad (called “Ad Description”). Remember – the HTML code already contains all your photos, all your text and your contact info, so there’s no need to retype anything in the description box.
Fill in any other blanks that you want to enter on that page, and hit Continue to finish posting.
Ta da! You have a beautiful looking ad on Craigslist now.
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