Car Attributes PRO Plugin is ultimate extension for Osclass Classifieds Script. It is specifically designed for Car Classifieds, to bring highly customizable vehicle related attributes & properties, but not just that…! Plugin can easily handle Real-Estate, Product or Jobs attributes.
Advanced search box with attributes can be placed easily to home or search page and replace or enrich default search options.
Complete Attributes Plugin for Classifieds
Plugin consists of multiple configurable layers – components those impact how search widget, publish page and item detail looks like:
- Vehicle type – top level. For vehicle types – Car, Truck, Trailer, Construction, …; for general classifieds – Vehicles, Real Estate, Services, …
- Section – box for properties. Assigned to one or more types. Each type usually has more sections. Different sections – groupings can be created for search widget, publish and item detail page.
- Properties – lowest level element. Property is any parameter of vehicle or described item. Can be color, status, if item is new, make, … Properties are assigned to section and types. There are different property types – user defined, pre-defined (select), group, checkbox, …
- Make & model – exists as properties, but their values are managed separately, as models rollup to makes. Primary usage is just with car classifieds.
- Properties values – for pre-defined properties, values for each property are defined.
Vehicle type can be used as “type” only in general classifieds sites. Type can group sections & properties from different classifieds areas – vehicles, real estate, jobs, products, services.
One of most important and cirtical plugin features is search box – widget.
Search box is very customizable and it’s possible to define sections visible in widget by default or as buttons, restrict sections by types (different sections for different types), set section icons, properties in sections, headers etc.
There are many options to customize search box and change it’s layout and visible elements by default, from simple, medium to complex.
Supported input types are:
- Select box with one or multi select option
- Checkbox with one or multi select option
- Text input (also textarea for long text)
- Numberical input (decimal or integer)
Search hook integration
Car Attributes PRO Plugin has solid implementation using Osclass built-in hooks. This includes search filters as well. Each property can be added/removed from search hook form.
As this form could get crowdy, sections are not applied here, properties are shown based on vehicle type of property. It’s recommended to use just few attributes in search hook and instead, user “more filters button” to bring search widget into modal, or integrate search widget box directly into search page above search items.
Powerful Custom Integrated Multi-Select Box
New generation of select boxes has been integrated into plugin to enhance search capabilities and allow users to search exactly what they want.
These boxes has following functionality:
- Multi-select or Single-select
- Required on publish page
- Refine values list by typing
- Select all or Deselect all values
- “Top section” for makes
You don’t like these and prefer HTML select boxes? Not a problem, you can change this in plugin configuration.
Types, Makes and Models widgets
Attributes plugin also provides way to easily display types, makes or models in widget as a gallery with links.
For numerical properties it is possible to create range search in search widget and search page. This is also possible for pre-defined values (like year) where ID used for filtering is identifier/slug of selected value (not primary key) converted to integer/decimal.
For range search there is also smart feature that does not allow to add non-sense interval (ie from 2023 to 2021). In such case plugin automatically clean selected value from opossite select box.
Plugin provide multi language support and basically anything shown in front can be translated (except makes, models and some identifiers/slugs).
Translations are available for vehicle types, sections, properties and property values. This includes names, descriptions, headers, help texts, value names etc.
In URLs, plugin primarily use slugs and identifiers, not primary keys. Here is difference for URL using primary keys and URL using slugs and identifiers:
- Slugs: …/cap-make,audi/cap-model,a4+a6+a8/…
- Primary keys: …/cap-2,123/cap-3,22+23+24/…
Difference is significant. URL is meaningful and help SEO.
Optimized database structure and queries
Comparing to other attributes plugins and also built-in custom attributes, this plugin comes with flat table structure that is re-build with properties changes.
All attribute values for 1 listing are located in one and only 1 row, that allows awesome search capabilities and quick response times.
Besides that, plugin use Osclass query cache features and also stores heavy and frequent queries into user session. This reduce number of database queries from thousands into tens! … making plugin very lightweight and having great performance.
Basic - default data delivered
Plugin comes with default vehicle types, hundreds and thousands of makes, models and properties for car classifieds. This content was created and delivered to simplify plugin configuration. This content is not considered as part of product and complains about default content accuracy or completeness will be ignored. It is possible to install without default content as well, please check documentation for more details.
- Responsive and mobile ready
- Tested on most of available themes
- Use hooks for integration, itself implement many hooks and filters for it’s own customization
- Not using Font Awesome, but supporting Font Awesome icons (FA version depends on theme)
- Rich configuration options (including widgets)
- Multiple menu availables for search widget
- Primary color configuration to match theme design
- Default makes with car brands logos predefined
Link to documentation: https://osclasspoint.com/images/car-attributes-pro/documentation.pdf
Note: This plugin require good management skills to be able to fully configure plugin!
Note: For pixel-perfect setup, basic HTML/PHP skills may be required for correct placement into theme, especially for search widgets.