1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started
    1. Installation
    2. Sample Data
  3. Theme Update
  4. Car Dealer Templates
  5. Front Submission
    1. FAQ
  6. Attributes
    1. Attributes Guide
  7. Addons
  8. Theme Settings
    1. General Settings
      1. Site Layout
      2. Site Logo
      3. Back To Top
      4. Site Preloader Option
      5. Site Header
      6. Topbar
      7. Search
      8. Page Header
      9. Site Footer
      10. Color Scheme
      11. Sidebar Settings
      12. Google API
      13. MailChimp API
      14. Performance
      15. Maintenance
    2. Inventory Settings
      1. Inventory Page
      2. Detail Page
      3. Detail Page (Mobile)
      4. Currency Settings
      5. Vehicles Listing Filters
      6. Vehicle Compare
      7. CarGurus Settings
      8. Export Vehicle Detail
      9. Geo Fencing Settings
      10. VINquery VIN Settings
    3. Lead Forms
      1. Request More Info
      2. Make an Offer
      3. Schedule Test Drive
      4. Email To Friend
      5. Financial Form
      6. Trade-In Appraisal
      7. All Forms - Field Labels
    4. Front Submission
      1. General Settings
      2. Page Settings
      3. Dashboard Endpoints
      4. Add Car Form Sections
      5. Additional Attributes
      6. Wishlist
      7. Dealer Review
      8. Advertise Item
      9. Listing Payment
    5. Page Layouts
      1. Blog Settings
      2. Archive Settings
      3. Single Post
      4. Team Page Settings
      5. Testimonials Settings
      6. 404 Page
    6. Woocommerce Settings
    7. Site Info/Social Sharing
      1. Site Contacts
      2. Social Profiles
      3. Social Sharing
    8. Custom Typography
    9. Custom CSS/JS
    10. Sample Data
    11. Team Page Template Setting
    12. FAQ Page Template Settings
  9. WPBakery Shortcodes/Elementor Widgets
    1. Vehicles Carousel / Vehicles List
    2. Promo Code
    3. Promo Code Image
    4. Testimonials
    5. Buttons
    6. Space
    7. Feature Box
    8. Feature Box Container / Feature Box Slider
    9. Counter
    10. Recent Posts
    11. Our Team
    12. Section Title
    13. Social Icons
    14. Quick Links
    15. Timeline
    16. Call To Action
    17. Multi tabs
    18. Custom Filters
    19. Clients
    20. Opening Hours
    21. Icon
    22. Newsletter
    23. List
    24. Image Slider
    25. Verticular Multi Tabs
    26. Video
    27. Video Slider
    28. Vehicles Search
    29. Vehicles Conditions Tabs
    30. Vehicles By Type
    31. Potenza Share
    32. Custom menu
  10. Theme Translation
    1. Translate with Poedit
    2. Translate with Loco Translate
    3. Translate with WPML Plugin
  11. Extra
    1. VINquery Decoder
    2. Vehicles Compare Functionality
    3. Financing Calculator
    4. Vehicles Category
    5. GEO fencing
    6. Promo Code
    7. Website Optimization
    8. Vehicle Review Stamps
    9. Dealer Inquiry Forms
    10. Import Functionality
      1. WP All Import
      2. Vehicle CSV Import
    11. Export Functionality
    12. PDF Generator
    13. Pricing Packages Plan (with Subscriptio Plugin)
    14. Sell Vehicle
    15. CarGurus Rating Badges
    16. GDPR Compliance
    17. Browser Support
    18. Retina Display
    19. How to rate this item
    20. WooCommerce / Shop integration
    21. Plugins Documentation
    22. Image Size
    23. Google Analytics
    24. Car Dealer 3.7.0
  12. FAQs
    1. How to add Custom Fields
    2. How to Remove Vehicle Attributes/Fields from Vehicle Details Page?
    3. WPALLIMPORT or ALLIMPORT common mistakes
    4. WebManager Integration
    5. How to make sold vehicle page?
    6. How to edit footer contents?
    7. Unable to Import Sample Data
    8. Got a Query?
    9. How do I contact support when support system down?
    10. How to Fix Outdated WooCommerce Templates?
    11. Getting Limit Error on Purchase Code Activation?
    12. How To Hide Out of Stock Products?
    13. Sample Data Look Different than Demo Pages?
    14. Enable WPBakery Page Builder in Posts and Custom Post Types?
    15. Missing style sheet error when installing the theme
    16. Unable to Save Page with WPBakery Page Builder
    17. Unable to use WP bakery page builder after WordPress update.
    18. Change the image of Sold Car?
    19. Translate car attributes in different language?
    20. Disable "Add Car" button from menu?
    21. How to change "Add Car" button text?
    22. Use Contact form 7 instead of Custom forms in Car detail page?
    23. Remove required field validation from Front End Car Submission form?
    24. Add/remove filters on the inventory page?
    25. Display Address and Phone number in the TopBar?
    26. Order the attributes on the car detail page?
    27. How to use "Pricing Plan" feature of Car Dealer theme?
    28. Why are all homepage demos not displayed until I install the default demo?
    29. Edit Inventory page with WpBakery/Elementor
    30. How to Fix a 403 Forbidden Error
    31. How to add a logo in the Make/Body Style attribute?
  13. Source & Credits
  14. Videos
  15. Downloads
  16. Changelog

Car Dealer Templates

In the Car Dealer v4.0.0, we introduced Car Dealer Templates. With Car Dealer Templates, you can create and design your custom templates (hereinafter referred to as “Builder Templates“) by drag-and-dropping elements with Elementor and WPBakery page builders. And you can use these templates to display the vehicle pages that are displayed using theme templates (hereinafter referred to as “Theme Template“).

Currently, two layouts are available in the Car Dealer Templates, and many more coming soon.

  1. Vehicle Detail
  2. Vehicle Detail (Mobile)

Requirements

To use the Car Dealer Templates, the theme and plugins must be updated as per the below list. For updating the theme and plugins, please refer to the theme update documentation.

  1. Car Dealer theme: 4.0.0 or greater
  2. Car Dealer – Helper Library plugin: 4.0.0 or greater
  3. Other bundled plugins: Latest (Optional, but recommended to avoid any conflict/error)

Create Template

To create a new template follow the below steps:

  1. Go to Admin Panel > Vehicle Inventory > Templates.
  2. Click on “Add New” button.
  1. In the opened popup, select Template Type and enter Template Name.
  1. When Template Type is selected, it will display predefined templates as per the template type selection.

Important Note:
If no predefined template is selected, a blank template will be created, which you can design as desired.

  1. Once template is created, it will redirect you to the template editor, where you can design layout as per your requirement and can publish it.

Using “Builder Template”

Once the theme and plugins are updated and the system is ready, configure the settings (mentioned below) to use the builder templates.

There are two ways to use templates, first, by default in all vehicles, and second, in some specific vehicles.

1. All Vehicles

In this way, you can use templates by default in all vehicles. For this follow the below steps.

  1. First of all create template(s) and design layout as per your requirements. Refer Create Template section to create templates.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page and set below options
    1. Vehicle Template Type: Select “Builder Template”.
    2. Hide Page Header: Select “Yes” to hide the page header when “Vehicle Template Type” is set to “Builder Template”.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page (Mobile) and set below options
    1. Vehicle Template Type: Select “Builder Template”.
    2. Hide Page Header: Select “Yes” to hide the page header when “Vehicle Template Type” is set to “Builder Template”.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Car Dealer Templates and set below options
    1. Vehicle Detail: Select a vehicle detail template for desktop view.
    2. Vehicle Detail (Mobile): Select a vehicle detail template for mobile view.

Do you want to display the Builder Template in specific vehicles, while displaying the Builder Template in all vehicles using the above method?

You can do this by following all the steps in the “All Vehicles” method, steps #5, and #6 in the “Specific Vehicle” method.

2. Specific Vehicles

In this way, you can use templates in some specific vehicles. For this follow the below steps.

  1. First of all create template(s) and design layout as per your requirements. Refer Create Template section to create templates.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page and set below options
    1. Vehicle Template Type: Select “Builder Template”.
    2. Hide Page Header: Select “Yes” to hide the page header when “Vehicle Template Type” is set to “Builder Template”.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page (Mobile) and set below options
    1. Vehicle Template Type: Select “Builder Template”.
    2. Hide Page Header: Select “Yes” to hide the page header when “Vehicle Template Type” is set to “Builder Template”.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Car Dealer Templates and unset/clear below options
    1. Vehicle Detail: Unset/clear selection.
    2. Vehicle Detail (Mobile): Unset/clear selection.
  1. Then, go to Admin Panel > Vehicle Inventory > All Vehicles, select a vehicle in which you want to use a template.
  2. Go to Car Dealer Templates metabox and select a template in the Desktop Template and Mobile Template fields.

Note that you can set the Desktop Template and Mobile Template fields individually too. It means if you want to set the template only on the desktop only, then select the template in the desktop field and leave the mobile field as default. Then, it will display the theme template in the mobile view. And, you can reverse the settings for the mobile template.

Using “Theme Template”

If you want to continue using the theme’s built-in template, please do the following settings.

  1. Go to Theme Options > Car Dealer Templates and unset/clear below options
    1. Vehicle Detail: Unset/clear selection.
    2. Vehicle Detail (Mobile): Unset/clear selection.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page and select “Theme Template“in the Vehicle Template Type field.
  1. Go to Theme Options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page (Mobile) and select “Theme Template” in the Vehicle Template Type field.

Elements (WPBakery Shortcodes/Elementor Widgets)

In the Car Dealer Templates, we have provided the following elements to display the vehicle data/content on the vehicle detail page.

ElementDescription
Vehicle AttributesAdd vehicle attributes to the page content. You can manage the attribute list using the theme option in Theme options > Inventory Settings > Detail Page > Detail Attributes.
Vehicle BreadcrumbAdd breadcrumb to the page content. There are no settings are available in this element. You can manage breadcrumb in the Breadcrumb NavXT settings.
Vehicle ButtonsAdd vehicle action buttons (e.g., Request More Info, Make an Offer, Schedule Test Drive, Email to a Friend, Financial Form, Trade-In Appraisal, PDF Brochure, Print, and Buy Online) to the page content.
Vehicle Compare ButtonAdd a vehicle compare button to the page content.
Vehicle Fuel EfficiencyAdd a vehicle fuel efficiency section to the page content.
Vehicle GalleryAdd an image gallery (carousel) to the page content.
Vehicle Gallery (Wide)Add an image gallery (carousel) to the page content. This gallery will display the carousel in wide view.
Vehicle PriceAdd vehicle price to the page content.
Related VehiclesAdd a related vehicle carousel to the page content.
Vehicle Review StampsAdd vehicle review stamps to the page content.
Vehicle ShareAdd vehicle share link to the page content.
Vehicle Short DescriptionAdd a short description to the page content.
Vehicle SubtitleAdd vehicle sub-title to the page content.
Vehicle TabsAdd vehicle tabs (e.g. Overview, Features & Options, Technical Specifications, General Information, and Location.) to the page content. Note that the built-in tabs depend on the content so that they will appear according to the data.
Vehicle TitleAdd vehicle title to the page content.
Vehicle Video ButtonAdd a vehicle video button to the page content.
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