The best of both worlds... WordPress plugin and experienced automotive inventory support

Even before our work with WordPress, we saw a need for dealerships to have quality digital marketing professionals that they can trust close to home. In other words, a professional local digital marketing company or person that can meet with the dealer on a consistent basis, not just sell them a product and disappear.

Starting in late 2006 as an experiment for micro-sites, our work with WordPress has evolved into a powerful plug and play solution for the automotive industry. As you can see in the timeline below DealerTrend has released 4 versions of our WordPress plugin. With each update we have taken what we've learned from previous experience and client feedback to offer a solution that is easy to use, powerful, and extendable.

The timeline below shows our progression (roughly) 🙂 with WordPress all the way to our current CarDealerPress plugin.

The History of CarDealerPress

Version 1.0

Early 2007 Version 1.0 of our WordPress integrations was nothing more than a PHP include that worked in WordPress as well as Blogger and some other publishing software.

Version 2.0

Spring 2009 The second major version evolved to include more features and was used primarily for us to create car dealer websites and microsites directly for our car dealer clients.

Version 3.0

Spring 2012 Version 3 was the DealerTrend API plugin for WordPress. This version made the plugin much more portable and a true plug and play solution. This version was used on roughly 400 live dealer sites from 2012 to 2015

Version 4.0

Summer 2015 The current version which is now called CarDealerPress. To answer the requests and needs of our users we updated the plugin to be very portable and extendable. In this version developers can now create their own inventory displays.


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