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Christos 3-14-14 10:52
Hallo!

How can I have bigger thumbnails in the list and detail view?

I tried to change the css value of width but the file is always 150px width and changing css only magnify the pic.

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Staff E4j 3-14-14 11:41
Hello,
If the real size of your images is bigger than 150px but you are seeing them as 150px wide then there must be a CSS file that is applying a rule to force the dimension to be at 150px. I suggest you to use your browser Inspector to see which CSS classes are being applied.
Christos 3-14-14 11:48
I tried to upload an image with size 1024x768px. I didn't check the option "Resize Images".
The image displays as 150px in width. With firebug i change it to 350px but the image is bad and I run to the conclusion that the image is still resized.

In the admin area, I edit the car and I see the car Image. If I try to save it from there to desktop (with right click) I get the original image.
Staff E4j 3-14-14 11:55
If by saving the image, you get it with the same dimensions as the original file that was uploaded then it means that the picture was never resized. Also, if you don't check the option "Resize Image", the system will not touch it.
I think that a dimension of 1024x768 is too much for being resized via CSS to 150 or 350px, that is why the quality of your image looks bad. Maybe if the original image was 500px wide, the CSS resize to 150 or 350px would definitely look better.
Xoomserve 8-7-14 15:04
In /administrator/components/com_vikrentcar/vikrentcar.php you can change the thump default size.

For me was OK to change it for 300.

Search for:
if ($mainimginfo[0] > 200)

And change all the 6 values to your requested new size.

Regards,
XOOMSERVE
Charlie Rogers 3-10-14 20:56
Is there a way to continue to show a certain car, but have any date choosen come up as unavailable?

I want to contiue to show the car on the website, but I don't want customers to be able to rent it.

When the car search comes up as car unavailable, is there a way to show customers a recomendation...something like "You may also consider this car"?
thanks in advance,

Charlie

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Staff E4j 3-10-14 21:27
Hi,
it is not possible to display cars in the search results page that are actually not available in the dates chosen. We have received some similar requests for suggesting similar cars when someone is trying to rent a car that is not available, maybe from the Cars List view -> Car Details.
We will think of something for the next version of the program.
Camperlife 3-2-14 11:35
Hello!!
I'm long time trying to fix this problem but no way out.

How to show in the booking steps that the same veichle has 2 options in prices. Limitated km and unlimitated. And to give the customer these 2 choices?

Many thanks

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Staff E4j 3-2-14 14:22
Hello,
You should use the Types of Price to give your clients the possibility of selecting the rental cost. If you have a look at the demo website, in the administrator section you will see how we set up the Types of Price. We have created one called "Basic Insurance" and another one called "Full Insurance". In your case they should be called "Unlimited Km" and "Limited Km". Then from the Fares Table task you will be able to set a different cost on each day of rental for the two Types of Price. You might want to consider using the Types of Price Attributes that are simple values that can change on every day of rental, maybe if you want to tell your clients how many Kms they have included with the "Limited Km" price option.
Fidi2610 2-7-14 11:43
Hello,
I would like to know if there is a way to have the calendar to automatically allow only 3days minimum rental by having the dropoff date automatically set to minimum 3 days after the pickup date (so only the dates after 3 days from the pickup date are enabled)... ( I know that I can just remove the prices for 1 or 2 days but I would like to have the calendar setup too)

Also a second question: sometimes in the list car view I get prices with many decimal points depending on the special fares calculated. Where is the code to change so I can have rounded prices by two decimal points!?!! (example: I need to get 87,95euros instead of 87,94933200542euros)

Thank you in advance

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Staff E4j 2-7-14 11:56
Hello,

I assume you are using an older version of VikRentCar because those feature are all available in the latest version 1.8.
From the Search Parameters in the Configuration you can set up 3 days as minimum number of days of rental and the calendar will automatically force the drop off date to the pick up date selected plus 3 days after.
Still from the Configuration, it is possible to define a number of decimals, the decimal point and the thousand separator.
Also, the Special Prices have a new Option called "Round to Integer" so that a cost that was altered by a Special Price can be rounded to the next (lowest or highest) integer in case you don't want to have decimals.
Asher Lambragno 2-3-14 20:20
Hi, i´m trying to put a price for pick up locations and drop off locations, because if a client drop off the car at the hotel we need to receive payment to go there to pick up the car, at this moment is setup the pick up location buen the drop off locations are not available to increase the final cost.

How can i add the price for drop off locations, is different to pick-up locations...

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Staff E4j 2-3-14 21:53
Hi,
The only way for adding a charge to the rental cost depending on the Pickup and Drop off locations chosen, is by using the Pickup/Drop Off Locations Fees. Just create the charge to be applied depending on the locations selected for pickup and drop off.
Tb 1-31-14 11:52
Hello!

I have defined the variable "VRCONFIGFOURORDMAILFOOTER" in the file "De-DE.com_vikrentcar.ini" and "en-GB.com_vikrentcar.ini" with the text "Zahlbar in bar".

However, in e-mail and the PDF document comes the text "Footer text Order email".

Where can I change this text?

Kind Regards
Roland Kraft

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Staff E4j 1-31-14 13:26
Hello,

I assume that you have added that language definition in the language files for the administrator section (/administrator/language/) and for the front site (/language/) because as you know, if you are generating the PDF from the Administrator section, the language file loaded is not the same as the one loaded for the front site.
Besides that consideration, I think the problem is different in the case of the "Footer Text Order email". That text is saved in the database so it cannot be controlled by the language definitions in the .INI files. VikRentCar just loads the HTML text that you have entered with the WYSIWYG editor and that cannot be translated with a language definition, it's just an HTML text saved in the database.
If you want contents that are saved in the database to be translatable into other languages then you need to use a third party extension like Falang, VikRentCar fully supports it and it comes with the content elements for it.
The PHP code should be changed if you wanted to have a language definition to be printed inside the email or the PDF rather than printing that Configuration text field that is saved in the database
You can find more information about translating contents that are saved in the database from the Documentations page on our website. Instead in the Documentation of VikRentCar you can find some information about customizing the PDF.
Stelios 1-31-14 11:42
Hello there!
I have Vik Rent Car and Vik Rent Car Template.
I made a car list and in eatch car i use some icons for the futures. At every icon i want to use a tooltip, on mouseover. I wanted something cool, so i installed a plugin "Tooltips" or another one that uses mootools the "jmootips". After the installation i have a button under the editor. the same at the car description. The thing is that when i mark an icon and click the button "tooltip" it erases the icon and at its place i see the code. {tip ... /tip}.
If i do the same thing outside of the component VikRentCar, i get the right result. I assume that the editor in the component isn't the same with the editor outside the component.
Please enlight me, i am a rooky.. (sorry for my bad english)
Thank you!

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Staff E4j 1-31-14 13:07
Hello,
The descriptions of the vehicles do not load the Joomla Contents plugin, that is a feature of the Joomla Articles only. However you can "easily" load content plugins inside the descriptions of the cars by adding some php code that parses the descriptions and loads content plugins just like the one you want to use for the Tooltips.
I suggest you to search in the Answers Area for posts containing the words "content plugin" and you will find some examples of php code that our users posted.
You will then have to apply that code to the layout page of the view "carslist" that can be found here:
/components/com_vikrentcar/views/carslist/tmpl/default.php

I hope this will help you.
Blackcrownlab.com 1-20-14 09:09
Hello,
I'm trying to activate the authorize.net payment method but I don't know how can I configure it.

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Staff E4j 1-20-14 13:19
Hello,
As you can see from the Documentations page, you need to open the file authorizenet_aim.php which is located in the administrator folder of the program /payments/ and add your credentials directly inside the file.
You will find some PHP comments that will tell you which credentials are required to make the payment gateway work correctly. You obviously need to have an account at Authorize.net and the payment method has to be published in the Administrator section.
Konstantinos Chatziagapitos 1-18-14 10:51
Hello,
I have a question about the offline credit card.
i want the customer to receive the confirmation only when i manually charge the credit card. what do i need to change so that the order will not turn to confirmed after he submits the credit card info?

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Staff E4j 1-18-14 15:31
Hello,
The payment method "Offline Credit Card" sets the order status to Confirmed after the credit card information has been submitted. Unfortunately there isn't a setting to change this behaviour but you can easily change one line of php code so that the order will never be set to Confirmed unless you do it from the Administrator section after having processed the payment.
This is the file that you need to change:
/administrator/components/com_vikrentcar/payments/offline_credit_card.php
Around the line 125, comment or remove the following code of the function validatePayment() that sets the status to Confirmed:
$array_result['verified'] = 1;
Hvilberg 1-13-14 17:26
Hello

How do i change the location of the decimal point of prices on the site?

example:

insted of 124,350.000 i want to display 124.350

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Staff E4j 1-13-14 17:39
Hello,
This feature will be included in the next version 1.8 that will be released very soon, before the end of January and it will be possible to change the decimal point, the number of decimals and the thousand separator.

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