Today we’ll be taking a look at WPSuperDealer and the Startup Guide tab on the settings page.
Here's a quick video to get you started.
Visit the settings page by going to dashboard, then vehicles and clicking settings.
Now that we’re on the settings page for the first time we’ll see the welcome tab.
If you look at the other tabs you’ll see one called start up guide.
The first thing you’ll notice is the tips and tricks section here at the top of the tab.
Each of the core tabs that have settings on them have their own tips and tricks section.
On the other tabs you’ll notice they’re closed by default, but on the start up guide it’s open.
This was done because the first thing you should do when starting with a new tab is check out any tips and tricks the creators might have.
If you look on the left you’ll see a video. This is the same video we have listed at the top of this page.
On the right you’ll see a few quick tips to get you started.
One of the best tips we can give you is to take the time to read the tips and tricks, then take the time to watch the videos.
Now if we go down below the tips and tricks section we’ll see the very first step, selecting the vehicle types we’ll be using.
By default automobile is setup, but you can easily click on any of the vehicle types to add them.
To fully manage your vehicle types you’ll need to visit the vehicle options tab.
From there you can manage global specifications, add and remove vehicle types, create custom vehicle types and change their available specifications and options.
Let’s click on one and add them to our site so we can see what that looks like.
Now let’s scroll down to step number two.
This step is just letting us know we need to fill out the information for the vehicle seller.
Locations control the contact information for their vehicles and allow some minor control over showing prices and adding additional fees to a vehicle’s price.
Step number three walks us through setting up a page to display our inventory.
You can use a block or shortcode to drop your inventory into a page or you can use the tool on this tab to create a page and drop the inventory and optionally a vehicle search form into it.
Go ahead and use the tool to create a page then click on the link to open it in a new tab.
You can see a basic vehicle search form and the inventory section, which is blank because you haven’t added any.
That brings us to step four.
This tool let’s you import up to 30 sample vehicles so you see what this will look like with some vehicles in it.
Go ahead and add some vehicles, which can take a few minutes because it has to download the main image for each vehicle into your WordPress install.
The gallery photos for the sample vehicles are not downloaded, but are instead saved as URL links to their current location.
From a visitor’s perspective they’ll look like they’re on your site but you won’t have to worry about them filling up your media library.
Now that you have some vehicles in your inventory you can see how what a basic listing looks like.
The last step on the start up guide gives you a few quick tips in case your run into trouble.
If you would like to change the look and feel of your listings or enhance your capabilities then check out our add-ons by clicking “PlugIns” in the menu above.
That brings us to the end of our look at the startup guide and publishing our first inventory page.