How to Create a WordPress Site for Local Pet Adoptions

If you are a friend of the furries, a fanimal of animals and a do-gooder to boot, then you’ll probably want to help homeless critters in your community find good homes. You may even have taken stray animals into your own home until you could find their owners or get them adoptions with loving families.

The new WP ADA plugin makes it easy to create a WordPress site that will bring more people and pets together.

This plugin is the perfect option for small humane societies or adoption shelters eager to get an online database of available pets. It uses custom post types and the post editor has a special info form, specific to pet adoptions.

Pets are displayed as posts, but the plugin also comes with a couple of handy, configurable widgets for showing Lost and Found pets or pets for adoption.

The author discourages its use for pet shops, however, as the main purpose of this development is to assist in the adoption of sheltered animals. If you choose to use it for your pet shop, be warned; no support will be provided.

Check out some features of WP ADA:

  • Auto-tag status in thumbnails – Through CSS, the status is displayed as a tag placed on every thumbnail.
  • Change status, not permalinks – By using posts tags, you can change status any time, without changing the post permalink.
  • Every pet is a fully featured post – You have feed, comments, can add images, videos, everything you need just like a normal post.
  • Special information kept on every post – Data such size, breed, colors etc are kept individually on every post.
  • Widgets for display – Just drop the ADA widgets for display a random available pet for adoption, search form, lost pet and pet color tagcloud.
  • Works with any theme – Add the code for display the special data in pet posts or create a theme template file.
  • Output uses style sheet – You don’t need to dive into codes for customize colors and fonts, change everything within the stylesheet.
  • Export and Import – ADA Plugin uses post type, a WordPress feature, so you can export and import pets posts whenever you need.
  • Contextual Help – Are you lost? Click the Help tab when editing or adding a post type for a quick guide.
  • Fully localized – Help on adding new languages too!

If you have a heart for lost, abandoned or sheltered pets, or just want to donate your time to helping a local shelter find homes for animals, the WP ADA plugin might be the perfect option for your WordPress site. Install it today and start helping the furrry companions in your neck of the woods.