Multi Dealer Plugin

WP Plugin OnLIne Guide

Intro

Multi Dealer Plugin is a wordpress plugin to manage, list and sell your products online.

For example: Real Estate, Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles,  Boats, Campers,  RVs, Motorhome, Travel Trailer, Trailers,  Lifts, Trator, Forklift & Lift Truck, Snowmobile, MotoSnow, Snow Motorcycle, Motorbike Motor Full,   and even Aircrafts,  Jets Aircrafts,  Helicopters,  Turboprops,   Charter,  Airplanes,  Aerotrader AirPlanes. And much more…

To install this plugin, you need WordPress 4.0 or newer. 

Useful links to get you started on Wordpress Installation

 

 

After that, you can go ahead...

 

Fresh Plugin Install

WordPress Plugins are composed of  scripts that extend the functionality of WordPress.

The installation of this plugin is similar to all the other WordPress plugins.

You can find more plugin's info in this link.

 

Installing the free version of the “Multi Dealer” can be done:


1) By searching for “MultiDealer” via the “Plugins > Add New” screen in your WordPress dashboard;
or
2) Download the plugin via WordPress.org and Upload the ZIP file through the ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ screen in your WordPress dashboard. Then, activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
or
3) By FTP, extract the zip file and just drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation.

 

Then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

 

 

Update the Plugin

After install, look  for Multi Dealer Plugin at your's plugin's page.

If you find un link "Update Available", click over to allow the system to update the plugin to the last version available.

 

Plugin Setup

After install and activate your plugin, go to the settings tab and click over the Settings tab.

 

Dashboard => Multi Dealer => Settings

 

Then, choose your currency, metric system and so on.

 

Permalinks:

Set Permalinks to Post Name
(Dashboard=> Settings=> Permalink).

 

 

After that, click UPDATE to save.

 

Fields Setup

 

Important: Don't use old Internet Explorer browser. Better use updated version of firefox, Chrome or Safari.

 

Go to Field Table and add some fields.

 

Dashboard=> Multi Dealer => Fields

In the FIELDS screen you can manage the main table fields. This fields will show up in your main dealer form management, search bar and search widget. 

Each row represents one field. 
For example, if you are a Car Dealer, maybe you want add this fields: 

  • Fuel Type
  • Year
  • HP
  • And So On

Or, if you are, in Real Estate Business, maybe you want add this fields:

  • Bedroom
  • Pool
  • Garage
  • And So On


Technical WordPress guys call this of Metadata. 
You don't need add this fields:

  • Product Name (title)
  • Price
  • Featured
  • Year

Don't create 2 products with the same name. 

Tooltip available in this form. Just put the mouse over each field.


Click Update to Save

 

 

Add Widgets

It is not required add widgets.

We have 3 dedicated Widgets:

  • Recent Post
  • Featured Products
  • Search Products

To install,  just go to Dashboard=> Appearance=> Widgets and install them.

 

If you want learn more about widgets, click here.

Language

We have a language file ready to you translate this plugin for your language.

You can find the file at:

/wp-content/plugins/multidealer/language

the name of the file is multidealer.pot

Please, contact me about that (contact page).

To get the right currency pontuaction, you need setup the right language at (dashboard)  Settings => General => Site Language.

Since WordPress 4.0 the "WPLANG" constant is deprecated and should no longer be used, therefore removed from "wp-config.php" file.

We have some languages file included:

  • English,
  • French,
  • Germany,
  • Italian,
  • Spanish and
  • Portuguese.

If you want to use, for example, Mexico Spanish Language file, you need to make a copy of the Spanish file and rename it. Look the example below:

Directory: /wp-content/plugins/multidealer/language/

name: multidealer-es_ES.mo
to: multidealer-es_MX.mo
 
To know your country code, run this search on google:
wordpress complete list locale codes
 
Save this new file in your local hard disk to upload it after each update of the plugin.

 

 

Shortcodes

 

For the free plugin, you can use only this shortcode:

[multi_dealer]

 

Paste it to your page and yours products will show up there.

 

Extra Shortcodes (avaiable only in premium plugin)
 
Order by (Price, Year, ascending, descending) 
Last Products
Featured Products
Number of Products to show
Show or Hide Pagination
Show or Hide Search Box

 

Show only the search bar, no listing below.

[multi_dealer onlybar="yes"] 

 

Show listing with template gallery 

[multi_dealer template="gallery"]

 

Show listing with template list-view 

[multi_dealer template="list-view"]

 

Filter by makes:

[multi_dealer make="Ford"]

(replace Ford with the desiderated make.)

 

Filter by models

Fist off all, create one Field type drop down named model and add some models.

Update your products.

Add this shortcode in your page:

[multi_dealer model="big"]

(replace big with desiderated model.)

 

 

Some shortcodes combinations:

(just copy and paste at your page)

 

Order by Price Ascending:

[multi_dealer orderby="price_low"]

 

Order by Price Descending:

[multi_dealer orderby="price_high"]

 

Order by Year Ascending:

[multi_dealer orderby="year_low"]

 

Order by Year Descending:

[multi_dealer orderby="year_high"]

 

Last Products:

[multi_dealer option="lasts"]


Featured Products:

[multi_dealer option="featureds"]

 

No Pagination (and featureds):

[multi_dealer pagination="no" option="featureds"]

 

Max 2 Products, No Pagination and Featureds:

[multi_dealer max='2' pagination="no" option="featureds"]

 


No Pagination, No Search and Featureds:

[multi_dealer pagination="no" option="featureds" search="no"]

 

You can combine pagination, search and number of Products with product  featured and last Products.

 

 

 

 

Add Products

Go to Multi Dealer and Choose Products Table,  Add New

Dashboard => Multi Dealer =>Products Table

Fill Out all info

Add one Featured Image. (look for the "set featured image"  link at the right column of the products page.)

Load images:
Just create one wordpress gallery. Our plugin will create automatically one nice slider gallery. For details how to create a wordpress gallery, check the wordpress site.

 

Click Publish to Save.

Update e Remove Products

Go to Multi Dealer, Products Table and Choose one for edit.

 

Dashboard => Multi Dealer =>Products Table

 

Choose Edit or trash...

Products Show Room Page

 Go to your Pages and chose one (or more) page where you want show the products.

Paste this shortcode there:    

 [multi_dealer]

 

Click Update to Save

Import & Export

You can import (and export) your product's database using WordPress import Plugin.

Dashboard => Tools => Import 

WordPress Run Importer.

For details, visit:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-importer/

You can ask more details about in their Support page:

https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/wordpress-importer

In this moment, this is the unique option available to import and export.

Support

Should you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please you can submit a support ticket. (guest ticket available)

When creating a support ticket, try to explain as clearly as you can the issue you are having and what you were trying to do when the problem occurred.

don't forget to provide the link to your site, wp-admin and FTP credentials. 
Our support guys will get back to you as soon as possible.

The Multi Dealer plugin support center works Monday through Friday.

 

Thanks a lot for using this plugin. Hope you found this documentation helpful. Please support this product by giving your ratings and testimonial. For any further help, you can visit our help site.

With best wishes

Bill Minozzi
www.MultiDealerPlugin.com