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[resolved] Car Demon Plug In Installation (49 posts)

  1. Henry123456
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,
    I've downloaded and installed the Car Demon plug in. I've added cars and was ready to go, but there is something not working properly.
    I can't get the search cars option to bring anything up and your FAQ is vague. Have you got another troubleshooter or similar to read?
    Thanks,
    Henry
    http://www.prestoncarfinance.co.uk/cars/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/car-demon/

  2. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Henry,

    Sorry to hear you're having trouble. Let's see if we can get you on the right track.

    Let me ask a few quick questions to narrow down the issue.

    Are you using the search widget to look up vehicles or are you just trying the view the entire inventory?

    If you go in to edit a vehicle and click on view post does the vehicle page load?

  3. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Henry, I never heard back from you so I'm going to go ahead and mark this resolved. If you decide you want further assist please make a new thread. Thanks!

  4. ufswa
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello theverylastperson,

    I have just found your Car Demon plugin and installed it into one of my WP sites, but I cannot seem to figure out how to get vehicles showing on my site.

    Can you help me out with this please?

    I'm trying to view inventory, not search.

    When I add a new vehicle and Edit Vehicle options, I'm not sure whether it's even saving the info I input, and then I can't get it to display any vehicles - it keeps giving me a error (something like a 404?)

    I would be EXCEEDINGLY grateful if you were able to help me get this plugin working, because I am hoping it will fulfil my needs (where nothing else has so far)...

    Thanks very much.

    Eran

  5. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello Eran,

    I'd be happy to assist you in resolving your issue.

    Log into the admin area of your WordPress and go to settings, then select Permalinks. Let's try adding;

    /%postname%/%post_id%

    to "Custom Structure" then select save. Now go back to the "Cars for Sale" area and try to view a vehicle, hopefully that will resolve the 404 issue.

    To view the entire inventory without using search you can enter the URL to your WordPress install then add /cars-for-sale to the end of it. That should bring up a list of all of your vehicles.

    If these suggestions don't help then send me a link to your WordPress install and I'll take a quick look at it.

    Let me know how it turns out.

  6. ufswa
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello & thanks for your prompt reply.

    I did as you suggested and I can now see the post, here:

    http://ufsvehiclereviews.com.au/cars-for-sale/test-ford-falcon-xr8-2012

    However, I cannot see any of the additional vehicle data which I entered via the Vehicle Options section.

    When I add data to the various tabs, there doesn't seem to be an option to save it, so I'm not even sure whether it is saving it or not, let alone how to get that actual data to show on the WP post?

    Having just typed the above, I just tried changing the options to use the theme included with your plugin and it shows the vehicle data properly now.

    Is there some way to use the default theme and style the layout myself?

    Also, can the plugin be modified to change from US-centric measurements (inches, gallons, etc.) to show Australian measurements (litres, metres, cm, kg, etc)?

    Would it be possible to exchange contact details (email/skype?) to chat a little more about your plugin?

    I'm really keen to get the most out of it, but I'm struggling to understand how to best use it at this stage.

    BTW, if you don't mind me asking, what's your name? I feel a bit strange addressing you as theverylastperson :-)

    Thanks very much in advance for your help & time.

    Eran

  7. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Eran,

    You can call me Jay, I should probably update my profile to reflect that.

    When you add the fields on the backed they should turn green to let you know they've been updated. On a future release I'll modify it so it's a little more obvious the data is being updated.

    The vehicle options should be showing up in the tabs under the photos, I checked your page and it looks like there might be an error in an image path. I'll try to do some debugging on it in the morning and release an update to resolve any issues I find.

    I believe we can leverage the language file to replace the US-centric measurements with the Australian equivalent. I'll try to put together a .pot file to switch that info out, might be a couple days before I get a chance, but it shouldn't be a big deal.

    Send me an email and I'll discuss some styling options with you.

    You can email me directly at theveryfirstperson at gmail.com

  8. casca07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Jay,

    I am having some issues viewing the entire inventory. I tried your suggestion above.

    Log into the admin area of your WordPress and go to settings, then select Permalinks. Let's try adding;

    /%postname%/%post_id%

    to "Custom Structure" then select save. Now go back to the "Cars for Sale" area and try to view a vehicle, hopefully that will resolve the 404 issue.

    To view the entire inventory without using search you can enter the URL to your WordPress install then add /cars-for-sale to the end of it. That should bring up a list of all of your vehicles.

    Its just not working for me.

    justfun.ca/wordpress

  9. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey casca,

    You caught me right before I turns in for the night. I'd be more than happy to help resolve your issue.

    Can I ask a couple questions real quick? I'm curious who your web host is? It might help me debug the problem.

    When you go to view a vehicle are you seeing the following error;

    "The system cannot find the file specified."

    I can't do much debugging this evening but I'll look into a bit deeper tomorrow as soon as I can.

    Have a great evening and I'll touch base as soon as I can.

    -jay

  10. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey casca,

    Hadn't heard back from you yet. We may be looking at a session issue on your server. Can you install the phpinfo plugin; http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/phpinfo/

    Then look at the information it brings up and find the section labeled "session" and tell me if "Session Support" is enabled.

    Let me know what you find out.

    -jay

  11. casca07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Jay, Thanks for the quick response,

    Sorry I was out this evening, My hosting is done by hostnexus.

    Ok so I have installed phpinfo, but I am not finding the information your asking for, below is what I have found.

    Thanks Again

    PHP information for http://justfun.ca/wordpress

    max_execution_time: 30
    max_input_time: 60
    file_uploads: 1
    upload_max_filesize: 2M
    post_max_size: 8M
    register_globals:
    safe_mode:
    allow_url_fopen: 1
    eaccelerator.enable:

    Other information:

    PHP Server API: isapi
    WordPress Version: 3.4.2
    WordPress Blog URI: http://justfun.ca/wordpress
    WordPress Installation URI: http://justfun.ca/wordpress
    WordPress Theme: /wp-content/themes/wiredrive-classic
    WordPress Permalink Structure:
    WordPress wp-content directory is writable
    WordPress does not use Gzip Compression
    WP-Cache is not running on this installation of WordPress
    GD library is installed
    PHP Version: 5.2.17
    MySQL Version: 5.1.56-community
    Browser used: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/22.0.1229.94 Safari/537.4

  12. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Casca,

    I'm sorry I thought I replied to your last post. I didn't mean to put you off.

    I wanted to get you to try a test for me. If you go into the admin area and click on "Car Demon Settings" there's an option in there that says "Use included theme files", can you switch that to "No", then save it and try to view a vehicle page.

    This won't fix your issue, but it will tell me if it's having a problem loading the included theme files.

    Give that a shot and let me know what happens and again I'm sorry you had to wait so long for a reply.

    take care,
    -jay

  13. casca07
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jay, No worries,

    Ok so I did what you asked this is what I get when I say "YES"

    I go to cars for sale and click view the template loads and I get a big picture of photo coming soon, with the pics I added below it. and the right column the search inventory shows up.

    Now if I click "NO" just my pics show up on the blog side and nothing on the right.

    Sorry about all this.

  14. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Casca,

    Well that rules out a couple potential issues, unfortunately they would have been the easier one's to fix.

    Can you send me a link to an individual vehicle page and leave the setting I mentioned above set to "Yes".

    It appears that the template for the custom post type archive page isn't loading. To confirm this you can ftp into the Car Demon PlugIn folder, then go into the theme-files folder and copy "archive-cars_for_sale.php" into the root of your theme's (twenty eleven) folder. Then try to view the inventory page.

    If we're real lucky a page will load (minus some images).

    On a side note, the reason the individual car pages are loading the "coming soon" image is because you need to set your main photo as the featured image. If you need help with that let me know.

    take care and let me what happens.

    -jay

  15. coffeefreakdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am having a problem where the cars I've loaded (which are just dummy data for now) are not showing up in the inventory and the sort buttons are not showing up. My site can be seen at http://www.coffeefreakdesigns.com/compmotors/cars-for-sale

    Help!!!

  16. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Coffeefreak,

    I'm away from my desk right now so I can't check the issue with the sort images, but I have a couple ideas on what might be causing the vehicles to not show up.

    First can you check to make sure you published the vehicles, I know you probably did but sometimes it's best to start with the simple items. Next can you check to see if you've added any prices to the vehicles? If not try adding a zero dollar amount and see if the vehicle shows up in the list. If that works let me know.

    I'll try to find some time later this evening to look at the issue with the sort images.

    talk soon,
    -jay

  17. coffeefreakdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I tried both of those and still nothing.

  18. Danijel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    I had same issue. In my case it was about not setting the sold to no. It's a bit more tricky than just checking that it's set to no.
    Bug: when adding new vehicle to the stock you must set the vehicle as sold:yes and than sold:no otherwise value is not set and vehicles does not appear in stock on /car-for-sale.

    /D

  19. coffeefreakdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WOW!!!! That fixed it! All the sudden, the buttons showed up too - weird....

    Thanks!!!

    I'll post again if I have any other issues.

  20. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good Morning,

    Sorry for the delay in getting back, I was away from the keyboard most of the weekend. We've had lots of family coming into town for the upcoming Holiday here in the States.

    Danijel, thank you for letting me know about the issue and the resolution, I'll correct the code ASAP.

    Thanks for your patience coffeefreak and many thanks to Danijel for detailing the issue.

    -jay

  21. coffeefreakdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I do have another question... is it possible to change the text on the main picture to say something other than "Low Price!"?

    No problem, Jay - I understand fully!

  22. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Are you talking about the banner that shows up on the photo? At the moment the only way to change this is to edit the banner directly. The PlugIn is using some rudimentary logic to determine which banner to display. There are several banners included, the default is "Low Price!".

    In the PlugIn folder under "theme-files/images" you'll find several images that start with "ribbon-" you can edit those to achieve the result you're looking for, although when you next update the PlugIn it will overwrite the change.

    I'll make an effort to add a feature to the PlugIn to let you select a new default ribbon, turn ribbons off or to select a specific ribbon for a specific vehicle. This feature may not be added for a week or two, but I'll try to get it added as soon as possible.

  23. coffeefreakdesign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, that banner. I was hoping to be able to put different banners with different vehicles to show off a particular item of that vehicle. If they all say the same thing, then I'd probably just as soon turn them all off and have the pictures by themselves. The banner looks really cool, though!

  24. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Totally understand and couldn't agree more.

    I'm going to address this in the next update and at the bare minimum give the ability to turn the banners off completely and if possible give the ability to select a pre-built banner, upload a custom banner, or turn the banner off for selected vehicles.

    Should be ready in a day or two.

  25. senso321
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    i got a little problem. Im using your plugin but somehow its not using my layout for the whole site. Instead it generates some sort of its own layout. Can you help me with that problem ?

    Thanks

  26. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi senso321,

    I'd be more than happy to help you.

    Can you post a link to your site or let us know what Theme you're using?

    If you'd like to keep it private you can swing by our site http://www.CarDemons.com and fill out a contact form.

  27. senso321
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sent the message :)

  28. Michelle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello - I have installed the plugin on my site, updated my permalinks and am able to display vehicles on the site. The problem is that I am receiving the following error message on the cars-for-sale page:

    Warning: Illegal offset type in isset or empty in /home/michell5/public_html/amc/wp-includes/post.php on line 840

    Any ideas on how I can resolve this?

    Also, wondering how I can modify/customize the forms that are included with the plugin.

    Thanks so much for your help!!

  29. Jay
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Michelle,

    I'd be more than happy to help you resolve this. Can I ask a few quick questions?

    Are you using the latest version of the PlugIn?

    What Theme are you using?

    Are you using any other PlugIns?

  30. Michelle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jay,

    Thank you for such a quick response!

    I just downloaded and installed the plugin yesterday. Unless there have been changes since then, I believe I have the latest version.

    The error seems to be coming from my SEO plugin - WordPress SEO by Yoast. When I disable the plugin, the error resolves itself. When I activate, I get the error.

    I am using the Hosting Square theme purchased through Themeforest.

    Let me know if you have any other questions.

    Michelle

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