DTO Garage Plus


DTO Garage Plus Admin Control Panel Options
User Interface to Create Garage
Detail Provided When Editing Garage
Garage Index View
Garage Display
Example of an Advanced Search Screen

Overview - vBulletin Garage Plus

Automotive, Truck and Powersports community members have spent many hours and dollars to modify, improve, and perfect their pride and joys. With DTO Garage Plus members not only can share their rides but the site owner can also create a new revenue stream by delivering Garage features as the basis of a paid membership program. DTO Garage Plus is fully compliant with vBSEO, providing both SEO friendly URLs and a sitemap generation add-on to insure that member garages are fully crawlable by the most popular search engines.

Utilizing usergroup permissions the site owner can delegate not only which usergroups can make use of the Garage Plus features but also how many garage entries they may fill. Furthermore, the site owner can customize the terminology of what information is made visible to the Garage users. Site owner's can take advantage of the built-in promotional tools to encourage member use of the Garage Plus feature.

For the users, management of their vBulletin garage is conveniently handled through their UserCP. The intuitive user interface encourages even the most challenged to create a compelling Garage. Images are added via a wizard form either the users own computer or a specified URL. Local storage of uploaded images prevents broken image links and over quota messages. Thumbnails are dynamically created with high-resolution images displayed in a navigable Lytebox. Users can designate whether a garage is visible to the rest of the site members or hidden until they have time to polish the information and give it the debut it deserves. Other users can view garages using interactive pop-up menus embedded in each post or through the Garage owner's profile. Included is a full featured search allowing users to browse Garages by Username and most recently added or modified. An Advanced Search supports highly detailed search criteria to locate garages meeting specific criteria.

Key Features

  • vBulletin Options-based customization of information collected and presented in garages
  • vBSEO friendly insuring all user-submitted content is crawled by search engines
  • Usergroup-based permissions for Garage use
  • Number of garages enabled can vary by usergroup
  • User management of garages via User Control Panel
  • Simple-to-use image uploads per garage
  • Lytebox presentation of high resolution garage images
  • bbCode supported in information areas
  • Additional image placement in information area supported
  • Dynamic presentation of garages in postbit and user profile
  • Multiple browse and search options for end users
  • Supports vBSEO and includes sitemap generation add-on
  • Complete documentation that is searchable and indexed

DTO Garage Plus is the feature rich version of our free DTO Garage product. To learn more about the features you'll find in Garage Plus click on the button below.

System Requirements

  • A valid vBulletin license (versions supporting 3.6.X through 3.8.X and 4.X available now)
  • PHP 5.X and later (compiled with GD support)
  • MySQL 5.X and later

Recommended Optional Products

  • DTO Clubs – support clubs within your community and enable a regional advertising program
  • DTO Vendor Tools – Attract new and retain current vendors, building value for all in your community
  • vBSEO – Forum search engine optimization and sitemap generation

Drive Thru Online products include online Help tailored for everyone from the Site Admin to new members. We don’t leave you at the door after purchase either. Our products include forum-based support, implementation examples, best practice discussions on implementation, management, and operation of vBulletin-based sites. We also offer installation services for all of our products and can support your custom development needs.

Contact Us today and let Drive Thru Online help you turn your passion into profit.