API - integration - solution - dog resuce

What Im looking to accomplish: Setting up the ability for WP users on their sites to easily post dog bios/info/photos that will also send back to Petfinder.com. I know it will push over to Facebook and Twitter but Im stumped on the API/feed back to petfinder. I have an API key, just not API savvy.

Q. Would one of the classified plugins work or what do you have for suggestions in that area?

My first website was a huge success for a dog rescue and many more are in the works and I want to get this streamlined. Thx in advance, Jeff.

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Jeff,

    Welcome to WPMU Dev!

    Thank you for this great question and a significant item to bring up in which I have no idea about dealing with the petfinder api and the subject is far from the support we do indeed provide.

    However, I am going to go ahead and see about getting @Mason in here to comment on possibly what we should do next to get some help with this issue other then the obvious contacting the petfinder API developers/coders.

    Though this may take a bit longer then a normal ticket, I will try to get him in here asap.

    Cheers, Joe

  • Jeff
    • New Recruit

    No worries on the time table, just grateful that you might be able to guide me in right direction. You can see how I have a dog rescues adoptable dogs that were originally listed on Petfinder on their site here with API key i have now.: http://tinypawsrescue.com/adoptable-dogs (not my finest work lol, it was my first site).

    There is a paid program that has this functionality but the setup/ui is challenging, esp for the volunteers running these org's, technology isn't their specialty and they don't have time to learn it.

    I have thoroughly researched Petfinder, looked for plugins, technology blogs, ect but have found nothing already in place or even a reference point to start at to start building a program. It's a vital need in their industry too. Thx again for the help.

  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick

    Hiya,

    Yeah, you'll definitely need a custom developer to code this for you.

    You'll need to create an account here:
    http://www.petfinder.com/developers/api-key

    So that you can view the API documentation. They also mention developer partners (which would mean developers that are familiar with their API) right here:
    http://www.petfinder.com/info/api-partners

    I'd hit up a few of the developers on that page, ask them if they have any previous experience working with WordPress-based sites and make sure to have the specs for your project as fully detailed.

    Hope this helps!

  • Jeff
    • New Recruit

    Yeah looks like Im going to have to roll up my sleeves and crash course myself on api integrations and possibly writing the code for a plugin. I'll post back here in a month or two on my progress. Thx and wish me luck!

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