Creating the Showroom

Add the Showroom page
First you will need to add a new page under Pages -> Add Page. This can be named anything you like except ‘showroom’ as this is the slug that the showroom post type uses and will cause errors in pagination if you use this. Whilst adding the page; under ‘Page Attributes’, make sure you select the ‘Showroom’ template. Now hit ‘Publish’. Now you will need to go to Autos Pro -> Theme Options -> Showroom and select the page you just added in the option for ‘Showroom Page’. This links up the search form throughout the site with that page and also the breadcrumb trail on the inner pages.

Add some ‘Makes/Models’ of vehicles
Next you will need to add some makes/models to begin population of the search, so navigate to Showroom -> Makes/Models.
These are added pretty much in the same way that ‘categories’ are added in the posts section.
Please note that ‘Makes’ should be added as top level, whereas ‘Models’ should be added a sub-categories to the model. e.g. ‘Volkswagen’ would be a parent of ‘Golf’.
If you used the 1-click installer in the admin when activating the theme, a few of these will have already been added for you.

Add some ‘Body Types’
Next you will need to add some body types to further population of the search, so navigate to Showroom -> Body Types.
Again these are added pretty much in the same way that ‘categories’ are added in the posts section. These are things such as ‘convertible’, ’4×4′, ‘hatchback’ etc.
If you used the 1-click installer in the admin when activating the theme, a few of these will have already been added for you.

Add ‘Showroom Items’
Once you have added at least one make, model and body type, you are ready to add a showroom item. So navigate to Showroom -> Add Showroom Item.
Here you will see the options to add a title, description and vehicle details. Don’t forget to select which make, model and body type the showroom item is associated with too!
Note: Showroom items should only be added to one make, one model and one body type.

Add Gallery Pictures to 'Showroom Items'
Additional pictures can be added to a Showroom item that generates a gallery.  To add or edit gallery images navigate to Showroom > Add Showroom Item > Add Media > Create Gallery > Select or Upload Images.

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