Car Demon is a PlugIn designed for car dealers. Full Inventory Management, Lead Forms with ADFxml support, Dynamic Lead Routing, Staff Page and more
First go to your admin area and click settings, then select permalinks. Add this as a custom permalink; /%postname%/
%post_id% Now click save. You should now be able to go to http://my_site/cars-for-sale and see a list of all your vehicles.
You'll need to add them as users to the website, you can make them subscribers if you'd like. On their profile page you'll
see a section labeled "Extra Profile Information", add a photo (120x120 suggested), a job title, a location and then click
a radio button that matches their duties. Click save and you should now see them listed on your staff page.
You do this on the "Contact Settings Page" under "Cars for Sale".
On each user profile page there is a segment called "Advanced Sales Information", the custom URL can be used by the sales
person to customize the site with their information. "Under Custom Site Leads" you'll need to put a check next to each type
of form they should receive. If you have multiple locations you can also decide if they should receive leads for just their
location or for all locations.
For example, let's say we have a sales person name Bill. He only sells new cars and has permission to bid on trades, but
doesn't have permission to work finance. You would check the "New Car Sales" and "Trade" boxes. Bill will now receive all
"New Car" & "Trade" contact forms from anyone who entered the site using his affiliate link. His name and phone number will
also appear on all new vehicle pages.
The querystring for the affiliate link can be used on almost any page. Simply add it to the end of the url and you're set.
If you're using the Car Demon theme or Car Demon front page you can add custom headers for each sales person and even a
custom slide on the homepage.
All links in the email they recieve will contain the affiliate link, so the original sales person will still receive any
future contacts from their friend. This is especially handy if a sales person wants to email a car to a potential customer.
If the sales person is viewing the site with their own affiliate link then any vehicle they email to a customer with the
"Email a Friend" feature will contain all of their contact info.
If you add ?sales_code=0 to the url for your site it will remove the cookie that stores the sales persons affiliate
information and will restore the site to normal lead routing.
Please make sure you add an "Asking Price" to your vehicles. If you don't wish the price to be seen you can select "Do Not
Show Prices" on the contact settings page.
By default Car Demon will display vehicles titles as Year Make Model Stock #, the title field is currently only used for
descriptive purposes on the back end.
Depending on your theme you may need to install the wp-page-navi PlugIn. The Car Demon PlugIn looks for the existing page
navigation with specific id tags and uses those as an indicator for when the page has ended and which set of vehicles to
Yes it does. Please visit our website http://www.CarDemons.com and look under the F.A.Q for developer resources.
We would love to include your translation! Please visit our website http://www.CarDemons.com and fill out a contact request form
and let us know, we will be more than happy to test your file and include it in our next release.
Yes, Car Demon uses several custom taxonomies; condition, body_style, vehicle_year, make, model and location. These can be
used to create pages containing vehicle categories, for example; Let's say you want to provide links to all the different
body styles, to link to all of the coupes in inventory you would create a link to http:/yoursite.com/body_style/coupe to
link to all trucks it would be http:/yoursite.com/body_style/truck. You can use the same logic to leverage the other custom
taxonomies as well.
Make sure you update your permalinks to /%postname%/%post_id% this should resolve most issues with using custom taxonomies.
The latest version of Car Demon uses a new feature called Content Replacement. Under appearance you should see a menu item
named Car Display Options. On this page you can choose to use the new Content Replacement or the default template pages
that come with the PlugIn.
You can also turn off the default templates and create your own template pages for your theme. Use the template files in
the car-demon/theme-files folder as a starting point.
Shortcodes can be used without arguments and will display a radio selection to determine the location to send the form.
Shortcodes for [part_request], [service_request], [service_quote], [trade] & [finance_form] now have the optional argument
"location" added to them. The location argument accepts the name assigned to that form for the location you wish to send the form to and hides the
radio selection. For example, let's say you have a location called "Our Used Car Lot" and you have two different part departments, one that
handle domestic vehicle parts and one that handles imported vehicle parts. You will need to create 2 locations "Our Used Car Lot Domestic" and "Our Used Car Lot Imports", under contact settings you
would enter a different name for Parts under both locations, ie "Domestic Parts" & "Import Parts". You can now use the part_request shortcode on two different pages and route each one to the correct department. Exp. [part_request location="Domestic Parts"] and [part_request location="Import Parts"]
You will need to set the location argument for your form shortcodes to the form's contact name entered under the default
location. Exp. [part_request location="Default Part Name"], this will hide the location radio buttons.
The contact form shortcode, [contact_us], has an argument of "send_to" that accepts a single email address. If you set this argument in your shortcode it will hide the drop down and send the contact form to the address you
supplied. Exp. [contact_us send_to="me@my_site.com"]
Two new optional arguments have been added to several of the form shortcodes; popup_id and popup_button.
These may be used with the following shortcodes; contact_us, part_request, service_form & service_quote At this time they are NOT available for; trade or finance_form
By setting the popup_id argument to a unique value you tell Car Demon to simply add a button to the page that opens your
form in a popup lightbox. The popup_button argument allows you to customize what the button says. For Example [part_request popup_id="1" popup_button="Request Parts"] this would create a button that says "Request Parts"
which opens the parts request form in a popup lightbox.
Requires: 3.4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-2-20
Active Installs: 1,000+
10 of 15 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.
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