In this article we will look at creating and editing vehicle categories in Vehicle manager.
Creating Vehicle categories in Vehicle manager
In order to enter vehicles in Vehicle Manager, you will first need to create categories which will hold the vehicles. We will create categories first, and then Shopceed with how to enter books.
Categories will only show up in the frontend if there are books inside it and those books are published. Go to Components > Vehicle Manager >Categories
The Checked Out By column indicates if the category is currently being edited by another Administrator.
Next click the New (button in right corner).
Fill in the details for your vehicle category:
• Category Alias
The Category Alias is what will show in the frontend of your website.
• Category Title
The Category Title is what is used in the database for this vehicle category.
• Parent item
Vehicle Manager supports unlimited subcategories. If you have created categories already, you can select which main category the new one should belong to. Of course, if you don't have any main categories yet, you can't assign a parent item.
Here you can assign an image for the vehicle category. This will show on top of the vehicles list in that category.
If you have chosen to have Custom Category Images > YES in Settings Frontend, then each vehicle category will have its own particular icon in the category list (image is set in each category). If set to NO, all book categories will have the standard folder icon in the list.
Example how looks standard image in the categories.
Remark: optimum size for category images is 48x48 pixels
• Image Position
The alignment of the vehicle category image. Choose between left or right.
Select which position the new category will have in the category order. You can always adjust this later on.
Set the user rights level which will have access to this vehicle category.
Set whether or not this vehicle category is published.
Here you can fill in a description for the vehicle category if you want, for example: "This category holds vehicles which are rented". This description will then show on top of the vehicles list in the category next to the category image and also in the main category list in the main Vehicle Manager entry in the frontend.
When you are done, Save (button in right corner) your category entry.
Categories will only show up in the frontend if there are vehicles inside it and those vehicles are published!