Theme Compatibility Guide
☑️ Activate the Inventory Presser plugin
Inventory Presser creates a custom post type to hold vehicles called
inventory_vehicle. The list of vehicles is located at
☑️ Disable post excerpts
Some themes work great right away, like Twenty Twenty. While testing both Astra and OceanWP, we found post excerpts needed to be disabled in order for the vehicle archive or listing page to work correctly.
☑️ Shortcodes can do the work
Inventory Presser will display vehicle listings and vehicle details pages even when the active theme does not contain templates for vehicles. This feature works by inserting a shortcode on
Disable post excerpts
If you’re having trouble with the way Inventory Presser displays vehicle listings out of the box, post type archives might display post excerpts instead of full posts. Post excerpts with “read more” links strip HTML from the post content and break vehicle lists. If the first word of each listing is “Mileage”, your problem is post excerpts.
Disable Post Excerpts in Your Theme
|Astra||Change Customizer setting Blog → Blog / Archive → Post Content from “Excerpt” to “Full Content.”|
|Divi||Enable Blog Style Mode at dashboard menu Divi → Theme Options → General|
💡 To enable the Visual Builder on vehicle listings, enable the vehicles post type at dashboard menu Divi → Theme Options → Builder.
|OceanWP||Change Customizer setting Blog → Blog Entries → Excerpt Length to 500|
Shortcodes in New Pages Always Work
If your vehicle pages do not look like our screenshots, or you cannot disable excerpts, create two pages that contain these shortcodes as a workaround.
[invp_archive]for archives or listing page
[invp_inventory_grid]for a grid of vehicle thumbnails, with year, make, model, and price
- See more shortcodes →
Inventory Presser automatically inserts shortcodes into
the_content to achieve broad compatibility, but themes that show excerpts in archives clobber the attempt.
Screenshot on Twenty Twenty
Here is a screenshot of Inventory Presser displaying vehicles in the Twenty Twenty theme before any custom CSS.
This may not be ready to launch, but it is many minutes ahead of writing a custom template to show the fields Inventory Presser uses to list a vehicle.