5. Creating Vehicle Categories in Vehicle manager

In this article we will look at creating and editing 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. Go to Components > Vehicle Manager >Categories.

Vehicle Manager:Categories

Categories will only be shown in the frontend if there are vehicles inside it and those vehicles are published.

The Checked Out By column indicates if the category is currently being edited by another Administrator.

Next click the button New

Vehicle Manager:Categories
    Fill in the details for your vehicle category:
  1. Category Alias. The Category Alias is what will show in the frontend of your website.
  2. Category Title. The Category Title is what is used in the database for this vehicle category.
  3. 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.
  4. Image. 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 vehicles categories will have the standard folder icon in the list.
  5. Remark: optimum size for category images is 48x48 pixels

  6. Image Position. The alignment of the Vehicle category image. Choose between left or right.
  7. Ordering. Select which position the new category will have in the category order. You can always adjust this later on.
  8. Access. Set the user rights level which will have access to this Vehicle category.
  9. Published. Set whether or not this Vehicle category is published.
  10. Details. 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 Vehicle 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 Vehicle inside it and those vehicles are published!

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