Version 2 of the Car Demon Inventory Import PlugIn was designed to be as flexible as possible.
It now provides the ability to sync your inventory with multiple import files from different data providers.
You can either upload or link to a .csv or .txt file that is delimited by a pipe (|), comma (,), semi-colon (;), caret (^) or a tab space.
It also allows you to customize the column order of the import to match your file.
There are several presets included that match the most recent files received from users of DealerFusion, vAuto, AutoStar, VinSolutions and AutoTrader.ca
Please contact your data provider to insure they can supply you with an export file.
After you have mapped your columns you can choose to run the import now or schedule it to run daily.
Each time it runs you’ll get a quick report showing you details of the import.
PLEASE NOTE large import files can cause timeouts. Certain considerations need to be made if you intend to import or sync thousands of vehicles.
Some of those considerations include the Hosting Environment, proper setup of WP-Cron, whether you intend to import all images directly into WordPress (Pro Tip: If your importing thousands of vehicles it’s best to import the links to where the photos currently exist rather than trying to import them into WordPress).
If you have questions, comments or concerns then please contact us and let us know.