Autostock

Description

AutoStock is “Work-in-progress” for websites that are used for car dealers. I plan on adding additional functionality
that allows for motorcycles, caravans, motor-homes and boats shortly.

This plugin creates custom content types for motor vehicle with taxonomies for makes, models and features.
IMPORTANT – Note that your
hosting server must be running minimum of PHP 5.4 as the code includes namespaces.

You should be able to use this plugin as a custom post type for vehicle sales. (See the screenshots)

I have decided not to incorporate any image gallery as we have access to hundreds, if not thousands through the WordPress Repository.
I am using the built in WordPress Gallery to manage images for each vehicle and a simple plugin to add a light box plugin (Lightbox Galleries EWSEL).

If you feel this plugin is useful and you would like me to continue developing it please consider a small donation 🙂

This plugin is far from finished as I intend to add some additional features.

Please contact me if you have any request or features that would be useful.

Latest builds ( unstable ) can be taken from my github account dollardad->autostock

Screenshots

  • Setup vehicle options, vehicle year range and kilometres vs Miles.
  • Vehicle makes, features and types are categories ( so we can use them for indexing), here you can load some defaults.
  • Add new car just like any other post/page. Enter in the vehicle details which can be displayed via your theme.
  • Select vehicle features, which are categories so you can add/edit them like any other category.
  • In the body add vehicle description and images. You can optionally use one of the many hundreds of plugins to create a gallery or use the built in WordPress gallery library.
  • Some countries require you to display fuel economy information (I have copied the New Zealand badge from the government website).
  • Add vehicle make, model and badge, here I have used three levels as I intended to use these later in my indexing.
  • Manage your categories just like any other.

FAQ

Where is the image upload function

I have not added any custom image or gallery function as we have so many, hundreds if not thousands to choose from it would seem wrong to limit this plugin by a single imaage/gallery option.
With my demo site I amd using the built in WordPress gallery and I’ve added the Lightbox Galleries EWSEL plugin to give me a simple light box.

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Changelog

1.0.4

  • Added PHP compare to stop plugin being loaded into site with php less than 5.3.6

1.0.3

  • Added Vehicle Details and Features category to post type

1.0.2

  • Added custom car features to car post types as taxonomy with checkboxes.

1.0.1

  • Added settings options and taxonomy for makes and models

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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