In this article we will look at and explain the various fields in the Vehicle Manager Vehicle edit interface which are used when entering all Vehicles details manually.
Manual Vehicle entry in Vehicle Manager
Manual Vehicle entry in Vehicle Manager has one very simple principle:
To enter Vehicle manually in Vehicle manager, go to Components > Vehicle Manager > Vehicles in the Joomla Administration backend, then click on the New icon in the top bar.
You will see the Vehicles edit screen (we will explain all fields below the screenshots):
Filling in the details is fairly self-explanatory, but here are the descriptions. On screenshot 1 you can find:
This is the VehicleID for your internal reference. Fill in your own internal VehicleID here if you have set the option in Settings Backend for Auto-increment VehicleID to NO. If you have set that option to YES, you do not need to bother with this field.
TIP about internal reference IDs (VehicleIDs):
To make it easier for your internal administration, it is a good idea to use a numeric prefix for certain categories, for example all Vehicles in the category "Sport cars" will have their VehiclesID preceded by "01", all vehicles in the category "Crossrovers" will have their VehiclesID preceded by "02", etc.
You can then choose how many numerics you want to assign to Vehicle, so you end up with VehiclesIDs like this for Vehicles in the "Sport cars" category: 01001, 01002, etc.
Select the category the Vehicle should belong to from the dropdown box.
Enter the Vehicle description here.
Edocument Download Link URL
You can add download link URL that users can download the edocument of this vehicle, if they want.
Maker. In this dropdown box select the maker of vehicle, which added. If there is no correct model select Other.
Model. This field automatically changed when your select the Maker of vehicle. In the dropdown box select the vehicle model. If you early select “Other”, entry vehicle model manually.
Vehicle type. In this dropdown box select the vehicle type, which added.
Listing type. You may select the parameter vehicle for rent or vehicle for sale.
Price. In this fields setup the price of vehicle.
Price type. Select type of vehicle price negotiable or starting.
Vehicle Title. You can write full vehicle title.
On screenshot 2 shown recommended to fill fields, they are explained below.
Adress. Fill the address of location vehicle.
Owner. Were is owner of vehicle.
Latitude. Fill the latitude of location vehicle or it automatically filled when you marked vehicle on map.
Longitude. Fill the longitude of location vehicle or it automatically filled when you marked vehicle on map.
Click on the map to choose the vehicle location. Moving the map with the hand-cursor find the vehicle location and mark them.
Year of issue. Select year in the dropdown box.
Condition. Select condition of vehicle in the dropdown box.
Mileage. Write the vehicle mileage in this field.
Listing status. Select the listing status in the dropdown box.
Engine type. Specify the engine type of vehicle which you add.
Transmission. Select the transmission type automatic or manual.
Dive type. Select the drive type of vehicle in the dropdown box.
Number of cylinders. Select the number of cylinders.
Number of speeds. Select the number of speeds.
Fuel type. Select the fuel type of vehicle in the dropdown box.
City MPG/KPL. Specify manually the city MPG/KPL in this fields.
Highway MPG/KPL. Specify manually the highway MPG/KPL in this fields.
Wheelbase. Write the wheelbase in this fields.
Wheel type. In this fields specify the wheeltype.
Rear axel type. In this fields specify the rear axel type.
Brakes type. Specify in this fields the brakes type.
On screenshot 3 shown exterior, interior and other options fields.
Exteriors colors. Specify the vehicle colors in this fields.
Number of doors. Select the number of doors in the dropdown box.
Exteriors extras. In addition you can describe the exteriors extras manually.
Interiors colors. Specify the vehicle interiors colors in this fields.
Number of seats. Select the number of seats in the dropdown box.
Dashboard options. You can specify the dashboard options in this field.
Exteriors extras. In addition you can describe the interiors extras manually.
Safety options. Describe the safety options in this field.
Warranty options. The warranty options list.
Roadside assistance. Fill this field if you consider it necessary.
On screenshot 4 explain how upload the vehicle photos.
Upload main photo. To upload main photo click the Browse button, than select the necessary photo in your computer.
Click to upload new photos for vehicle photo gallery. To upload other photos of vehicle click the Add new photo > Browse buttons and select the photos in your computer.