craigslist Bulk Posting Interface


craigslist provides a bulk posting interface for easy submission of multiple new posts in a single request to our server. This document describes that interface and how it is used.

New postings are submitted to the bulk interface in RSS format with additional craigslist-specific elements via HTTPS POST. craigslist returns another RSS document detailing which postings are valid or which have been posted.

A description of the protocol, RSS submission and response formats, and a reference of acceptable values is below.

craigslist has recently added new features to the existing bulk posting interface. These features include modifying price on active postings, looking up account balances, checking posting fees by location, and more.

For developer documentation on these expanded features, see


Access to the bulk posting interface is granted to high volume posters (hundreds of postings per month or more) on a case-by-case basis, and is limited to paid posting categories in the U.S.:

For more information regarding access to the bulk posting interface, please call us at 415-399-5200 x8283.



To submit a request to post or validate postings:
  1. establish an HTTPS connection to craigslist at one of these URLs:
  2. send an HTTP POST request
  3. wait for a response.
  4. check the response for an <cl:warning> tags

The character encoding of your document will be determined by the following rules, but it must be utf-8:

  1. First, the "charset" parameter in the Content-Type HTTP header, e.g. Content-Type: application/xml;charset="utf-8"
  2. If that is not set, then the "encoding" parameter in the XML prolog, e.g. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
  3. Otherwise it will default to "utf-8"

See the code sample in this document for an example bulk post client.


Possible HTTP status values:

Posting Submission Format:

Below is a sample RSS bulk posting submission containing two NYC housing postings.

A submission consists of a <channel> element containing a list of postings to be processed (within <items> element), and a <cl:auth> element containing authentication credentials for the user submitting the postings. The <items> element should contain <rdf:li> elements, each having an attribute, rdf:resource=, whose value is an arbitrary user-supplied string identifying each posting. These identifiers need only be unique within the RSS document.

Additionally, there is an <item> element for every posting submitted, containing various subelements defining the post content. The about= attribute of this element should contain a value that matches one of the rdf:resource= attributes in an <rdf:li> element. A description of the various elements allowed within each <item> is below this example.

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<rdf:RDF xmlns=""

      <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample1"/>
      <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample2"/>

    <cl:auth username=""

  <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample1">
    <cl:neighborhood>Upper West Side</cl:neighborhood>
    <cl:housingInfo price="1450"
    <cl:replyEmail privacy="C"></cl:replyEmail>
    <cl:brokerInfo companyName="Joe Sample and Associates"
                   feeDisclosure="fee disclosure here" />
    <title>Spacious Sunny Studio in Upper West Side</title>
      posting body here

  <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample2">
    <cl:housingInfo price="2175"
    <cl:mapLocation city="New York"
                    crossStreet1="23rd Street"
                    crossStreet2="9th Avenue"
    <cl:replyEmail privacy="C"
    <cl:brokerInfo companyName="Joe Sample and Associates"
                   feeDisclosure="fee disclosure here" />
    <title>1BR Charmer in Chelsea</title>
      posting body goes here
    <cl:PONumber>Purchase Order 094122</cl:PONumber>
Sample RSS Posting Submission

Inside <channel> Element:

Note: time-related attributes specified as "integer" should be expressed as POSIX timestamps.


Inside <item> Elements:



Posting Response Format:

Below are some examples of an RSS response document for validation and posting, as well as a description of the craigslist-specific elements


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns=""
                <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample1"/>
                <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample2"/>
    <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample1">
        <cl:postedExplanation>This posting seems to be valid.</cl:postedExplanation>
            HTML preview of posting will appear here.
    <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample2">
        <cl:postedExplanation>This posting seems to be valid.</cl:postedExplanation>
            HTML preview of posting will appear here.

Sample RSS Validation Response


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns=""
                <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample1"/>
                <rdf:li rdf:resource="NYCBrokerHousingSample2"/>
    <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample1">
        <cl:postedExplanation>Successfully enqueued posting.</cl:postedExplanation>
            HTML preview of posting will appear here.
    <item rdf:about="NYCBrokerHousingSample2">
        <cl:postedExplanation>Successfully enqueued posting.</cl:postedExplanation>
            HTML preview of posting will appear here.

Sample RSS Posting Response

<item> Elements:

See the sample XSLT in this document for a possible way to process a response.

Note: If you submit a posting item with the same rdf:about as an existing posting item, the existing posting item will not be updated. Presently the only way to alter the content of a posting is via URL specificed in the cl:postingManageURL element.



apa apartments / housing for rent housing
off office & commercial housing
reb real estate - by broker housing
vac vacation rentals housing
acc accounting/finance jobs
ofc admin/office jobs
egr architect/engineer/cad jobs
med art/media/design jobs
bus business/mgmt jobs
csr customer service jobs
edu education/teaching jobs
etc et cetera jobs
fbh food/beverage/hospitality jobs
lab general labor jobs
gov government jobs
hea healthcare jobs
hum human resource jobs
lgl legal/paralegal jobs
mnu manufacturing jobs
mar marketing/advertising/pr jobs
npo nonprofit jobs
rej real estate jobs
ret retail/wholesale jobs
sls sales jobs
spa salon/spa/fitness jobs
sci science/biotech jobs
sec security jobs
trd skilled trades/artisan jobs
sof software/qa/dba/etc jobs
sad systems/networking jobs
tch technical support jobs
trp transportation jobs
tfr tv/film/video/radio jobs
web web/html/info design jobs
wri writing/editing jobs
ppd appliances - by dealer for sale
snd atvs, utvs, snowmobiles - by dealer for sale
ptd auto parts - by dealer for sale
wtd auto wheels & tires - by dealer for sale
bod boats - by dealer for sale
bfd business/commercial - by dealer for sale
ctd cars & trucks - by dealer for sale
mod cell phones - by dealer for sale
syd computers - by dealer for sale
eld electronics - by dealer for sale
grq farm & garden - by dealer for sale
fud furniture - by dealer for sale
fod general for sale - by dealer for sale
hvd heavy equipment - by dealer for sale
hsd household items - by dealer for sale
mad materials - by dealer for sale
mcd motorcycles/scooters - by dealer for sale
rvd rvs - by dealer for sale
tid tickets - by dealer for sale
trb trailers - by dealer for sale

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hsv huntsville / decatur
htf hartford, CT
hts huntington-ashland
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hum houma, LA
hvn new haven, CT
hyd hyderabad
iac iowa city, IA
ibz baleares
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imp imperial county
ind indianapolis
inl inland empire, CA
isp long island, NY
ist turkey
ith ithaca, NY
ixc chandigarh
jai jaipur
jan jackson, MS
jax jacksonville, FL
jbr jonesboro, AR
jfn ashtabula, OH
jkt indonesia
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jnb johannesburg
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jrs jerusalem
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jxn jackson, MI
jxt jackson, TN
jys jersey shore
kbp ukraine
kch kitchener-waterloo-cambridge
kel kelowna / okanagan
ken kent, UK
key florida keys
klf klamath falls, OR
klt kaiserslautern
kml kamloops, BC
kng kingston, ON
knx knoxville, TN
kol kolkata (calcutta)
koo kootenays, BC
kpr kennewick-pasco-richland
krk kirksville, MO
ksc kansas city, MO
kwi kuwait
kzo kalamazoo, MI
laf lafayette / west lafayette
lal lakeland, FL
lan lansing, MI
lau lausanne
law lawton, OK
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lax los angeles sfv san fernando valley
lax los angeles sgv san gabriel valley
lax los angeles wst westside-southbay-310
lbb lubbock, TX
lbf north platte, NE
lcq north central FL
lcr las cruces, NM
ldn london, UK
lds leeds
lej leipzig
lex lexington, KY
lft lafayette, LA
lgu logan, UT
lil lille
lim peru
lis lisbon
lit little rock
liv liverpool
lkc lake charles, LA
lko lucknow
lma lima / findlay
lnk lincoln, NE
lns lancaster, PA
lon london, ON
lou louisville, KY
loz lake of the ozarks
lpb bolivia
lrd laredo, TX
lse la crosse, WI
lsl la salle co
lth lethbridge, AB
lux luxembourg
lvg las vegas
lwr lawrence, KS
lws lewiston / clarkston
lyn lynchburg, VA
lys lyon
mad madison, WI
man manchester, UK
mbs saginaw-midland-baycity
mca mcallen / edinburg
mcn macon / warner robins
mdd madrid
mdo mendocino county
mdv meadville, PA
mei meridian, MS
mel melbourne, VIC
mem memphis, TN
mer merced, CA
mex mexico city
mfd mansfield, OH
mfr medford-ashland
mga nicaragua
mgm montgomery, AL
mhk manhattan, KS
mhv mohave county
mia south florida
mia south florida brw broward county
mia south florida mdc miami / dade county
mia south florida pbc palm beach county
mil milwaukee, WI
min minneapolis / st paul
min minneapolis / st paul ank anoka/chisago/isanti
min minneapolis / st paul csw carver/sherburne/wright
min minneapolis / st paul dak dakota / scott
min minneapolis / st paul hnp hennepin county
min minneapolis / st paul ram ramsey county
min minneapolis / st paul wsh washington co / WI
mkg muskegon, MI
mkt mankato, MN
mlb space coast, FL
mli quad cities, IA/IL
mlk moses lake, WA
mlu monroe, LA
mly malaysia
mml southwest MN
mne maine
mnl manila
mnr monroe, MI
mnt eastern montana
mob mobile, AL
mod modesto, CA
mon montreal, QC
mos moscow
mpl montpellier
mrs marseille
msc mason city, IA
msl florence / muscle shoals
mso missoula, MT
mtb monterey bay
mto mattoon-charleston
mty monterrey
muc munich
mum mumbai
mun muncie / anderson
mvd montevideo
mvw skagit / island / SJI
mxp milan
myr myrtle beach, SC
mzt mazatlan
nap napoli / campania
nbo kenya
nbw new brunswick
nce nice / cote d'azur
ncl newcastle / NE england
nct northwest CT
ndk north dakota
nfk norfolk / hampton roads
nfl st john's, NL
ngo nagoya
nhm new hampshire
njy north jersey
nkg nanjing
nlo eastern CT
nmi northern michigan
nmo nanaimo, BC
nms north mississippi
nor new orleans
not nottingham, UK
nph tuscarawas co
nsc niagara region
nsh nashville, TN
nte loire valley
ntl newcastle, NSW
nue nuremberg
nwg northwest GA
nwh east anglia
nwi northern WI
nwk northwest KS
nyc new york city
nyc new york city brk brooklyn
nyc new york city brx bronx
nyc new york city fct fairfield co, CT
nyc new york city jsy new jersey
nyc new york city lgi long island
nyc new york city mnh manhattan
nyc new york city que queens
nyc new york city stn staten island
nyc new york city wch westchester
oaj jacksonville, NC
oax oaxaca
obx outer banks
oca ocala, FL
och deep east texas
odm odessa / midland
ogd ogden-clearfield
ohu athens, OH
oka okinawa
okc oklahoma city
okk kokomo, IN
okv winchester, VA
olp olympic peninsula
oma omaha / council bluffs
onh oneonta, NY
ool gold coast
orc orange county, CA
orl orlando, FL
osa osaka-kobe-kyoto
osl norway
osu stillwater, OK
ott ottawa-hull-gatineau
otu southeast IA
owb owensboro, KY
ows owen sound, ON
oxf oxford, UK
oxr ventura county
pak pakistan
pal west bank
pan panama
par paris, FR
pax peace river country
pbl puebla, MX
pdx portland, OR
pdx portland, OR clc clackamas county
pdx portland, OR clk clark/cowlitz WA
pdx portland, OR grg columbia gorge
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pdx portland, OR nco north coast
pdx portland, OR wsc washington county
pdx portland, OR yam yamhill co
peg perugia
pei prince edward island
pek beijing
per perth, WA
pfn panama city, FL
pgp porto alegre
phi philadelphia
phn port huron, MI
phx phoenix, AZ
phx phoenix, AZ cph central/south phx
phx phoenix, AZ evl east valley
phx phoenix, AZ nph phx north
phx phoenix, AZ wvl west valley
pia peoria, IL
pit pittsburgh, PA
pkb parkersburg-marietta
plb plattsburgh-adirondacks
plm pullman / moscow
pnq pune
pns pensacola, FL
poc poconos
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prg prague
pri puerto rico
prv rhode island
psl treasure coast, FL
psp palm springs, CA
psu state college, PA
ptd potsdam-canton-massena
pto porto
pub pueblo, CO
pvr puerto vallarta
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qcy western IL
qui ecuador
rac kenosha-racine
ral raleigh / durham / CH
rap rapid city / west SD
rbg roseburg, OR
rck high rockies
rcs rochester, NY
rdd redding, CA
rea reading, PA
rec recife
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reg regina, SK
rfd rockford, IL
ric richmond, VA
rin richmond, IN
rio rio de janeiro
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rmn rochester, MN
rno reno / tahoe
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sdj sendai
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sdq dominican republic
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sea seattle-tacoma tac tacoma / pierce
sek southeast KS
sel seoul
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sfo SF bay area pen peninsula
sfo SF bay area sby south bay area
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sfo SF bay area sfc city of san francisco
sgf springfield, MO
sgy saguenay, QC
sha shanghai
shb sherbrooke, QC
shd harrisonburg, VA
she shenyang
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shv shreveport, LA
sic sicilia
sjt san angelo, TX
ske skeena-bulkley
skt saskatoon, SK
sky sandusky, OH
slc salt lake city
sle salem, OR
slo san luis obispo
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smd southern maryland
smo southeast missouri
smx santa maria, CA
sng singapore
snj south jersey
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sof bulgaria
soo sault ste marie, ON
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spi springfield, IL
spk spokane / coeur d'alene
spo sao paulo
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srn sarnia, ON
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stc st cloud, MN
stg st george, UT
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stj st joseph
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stl st louis, MO
stp st petersburg, RU
str stuttgart
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sun sunshine coast, BC
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tby thunder bay, ON
tfn canarias
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thb the thumb, MI
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tls toulouse
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tok tokyo
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tor toronto drh durham region
tor toronto mss mississauga
tor toronto oak oakville-milton
tor toronto tor city of toronto
tor toronto yrk york region
tpa tampa bay area
tpa tampa bay area hdo hernando co
tpa tampa bay area hil hillsborough co
tpa tampa bay area pnl pinellas co
tpa tampa bay area psc pasco co
tpk topeka, KS
trh iran
tri tri-cities, TN
trn torino
trs trois-rivieres, QC
tsc tuscaloosa
tsu san marcos, TX
tts twin tiers NY/PA
tul tulsa, OK
tun tunisia
tus tucson, AZ
twd taiwan
twf twin falls, ID
txk texarkana
txm texoma
uae united arab emirates
usm hattiesburg, MS
ust st augustine, FL
uti utica-rome-oneida
uva charlottesville, VA
val valencia
van vancouver, BC
van vancouver, BC bnc burnaby/newwest
van vancouver, BC nvn north shore
van vancouver, BC pml tricities/pitt/maple
van vancouver, BC rch richmond
van vancouver, BC rds delta/surrey/langley
van vancouver, BC van city of vancouver
vaw southwest VA
vce venice / veneto
vcz veracruz
vic victoria, BC
vie vienna
vis visalia-tulare
vld valdosta, GA
vpi new river valley
vps okaloosa / walton
vrg virgin islands
vtn vietnam
vtx victoria, TX
wau wausau, WI
waw poland
wco waco, TX
wdc washington, DC
wdc washington, DC doc district of columbia
wdc washington, DC mld maryland
wdc washington, DC nva northern virginia
wen wenatchee, WA
whh whitehorse, YT
whi whistler / squamish
whl northern panhandle
wic wichita, KS
win winnipeg, MB
wky western KY
wll wellington
wlo waterloo / cedar falls
wma western massachusetts
wmd western maryland
wnc wilmington, NC
wnp bicol region
wol wollongong, NSW
wor worcester / central MA
wpt williamsport, PA
wsl winston-salem, NC
wsr windsor, ON
wtf wichita falls, TX
wtn watertown, NY
wtx southwest TX
wuh wuhan
wva west virginia (old)
wvu morgantown, WV
wyo wyoming
xiy xi'an
yak yakima, WA
ybs yuba-sutter, CA
ycc cornwall, ON
ykf yellowknife, NT
yng youngstown, OH
ypq peterborough, ON
yrk york, PA
yuc yucatan
yum yuma, AZ
yup upper peninsula, MI
yxs prince george, BC
zag croatia
zam zamboanga
zur zurich
zvl zanesville / cambridge

Categories for which bulk posting is no longer supported:

Do not use the bulk posting interface to post to these categories. Thanks.
aiv apts registration fee Housing
sbw sublet/temp wanted Housing
rew real estate wanted Housing
swp housing swap Housing
sub sublets & temporary Housing
rfsreal estate for saleDeprecated
reo real estate by owner Housing
prk parking & storage Housing
hou apts wanted Housing
ssl summer sublets Housing
abo apts by owner Housing
sha room/share wanted Housing
roo rooms & shares Housing
telnetwork/WAN/telcom jobs Jobs

Sample Bulk Post Client:

This example bulk posting client script is written in perl5 and requires the LWP perl module. It processes commandline options, reads an RSS file from disk, then submits it to craigslist for either verification or posting. It returns the reply RSS to STDOUT unless -o option is specified.
use LWP;
use LWP::UserAgent;
use Getopt::Std;
use strict;

use constant BASE_URL => '';

# process options
my $opts = {};
getopts('o:f:p', $opts);
my $post     = $opts->{p};
my $filename = $opts->{f};
my $outfile  = $opts->{o};
unless($filename) {
  print "usage: $0 [-p] [-o outfile] -f filename\n".
        "       options:\n".
        "       -f  -  the name of the RSS file to submit (required)\n".
        "       -p  -  actually post (otherwise just validate)\n".
        "       -o  -  output filename (otherwise results sent to STDOUT)\n\n";

# open file
my $content;
open my $cfh, "<", $filename || die "can't open $filename for reading: $!";
{ local $/ = undef; $content = <$cfh>; }
close $cfh;

# prepare request
my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new();
my $post_url = BASE_URL .'/'. ($post? 'post': 'validate');
my $req = HTTP::Request->new(POST => $post_url);

# issue request
my $res = $ua->request($req);

# print result
if($res->is_success) {
  if($outfile) {
    open(my $ofh, ">", $outfile) || die "can't open $outfile for writing: $!";
    print $ofh $res->content;
    close $ofh;
  else {
    print $res->content."\n";
else {
  print "request failed:\n".

Sample Perl Bulk Posting Client Script

Sample XSLT for transforming from the Posting Response Format to HTML

Here's an example XSLT stylesheet for transforming a posting response. This example converts a posting response to HTML.

<xsl:stylesheet version = '1.0'
    extension-element-prefixes="cl rdf"

    <xsl:template match="/">
            <head><title>Bulk posting results</title>
                    tr.error { color : red; }
                <xsl:apply-templates select="rdf:RDF"/>

    <xsl:template match="rdf:RDF">
        <h3> Bulk posting results: </h3>
        <xsl:apply-templates select="rss:channel"/>
        <table border="1">
                <tr> <td>Item</td><td>Status</td><td>Explanation</td><td>Manage-link</td><td>View-link</td><td>Warnings</td> </tr>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="rss:item">
                <xsl:sort select="@rdf:about"/>

    <xsl:template match="rss:channel">
        <xsl:apply-templates select="rss:items"/>

    <xsl:template match="rss:item">
        <xsl:variable name='status' select="cl:postedStatus"/>
        <xsl:variable name='rowclass'>
                <xsl:when test="$status = 'POSTED' or $status = 'VALID'">
        <tr class="{$rowclass}">
            <td> <xsl:value-of select="@rdf:about"/> </td>
            <td> <xsl:value-of select="$status"/> </td>
            <td> <xsl:value-of select="cl:postedExplanation"/> </td>
                <a href="{cl:postingManageURL}">
                    <xsl:value-of select="concat('Manage-', cl:postingID)"/>
                <a href="{cl:postingViewURL}">
                    <xsl:value-of select="concat('View-', cl:postingID)"/>
                    <xsl:for-each select="cl:warning">
                            <xsl:value-of select="current()"/>
Sample XSLT

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