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Pet Manager

Pet Manager is a WordPress plugin that help you to run an animal shelter website. The goal is keep the management as easy as possible.

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By , for WP 3.8.2

Plugin top. Thank you!

3 stars
Nice addon
By , for WP 3.8

Could be a little cleaner and have the option section integrated with adding a pet where you can place the breed, color, coat and pattern. Other than that very good addon.

5 stars
Simple and it works!
By , for WP 3.6.1

Moved a donkey rescue shelter to WordPress and needed a simple way for the organization to manage their listings. This plugin worked right out of the box. I was able to customize it to their requirements with very few issues. Would recommend this plugin to any pet shelter. Minimal user training required. You can visit http://www.longhopes.org to see the plugin in action.

1 star
Fatal error when trying to activate the plugin
By , for WP 3.6

This is what I am getting when I try to activate the plugin:

<img src="http://oi44.tinypic.com/2d8p5w5.jpg" width="1414" height="125" border="0">

My theme designer says the plugin is using types of code only a theme should use and thus the conflict.

Can you update this?

Thanks!

5 stars
Great Plugin!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I needed to switch over to this new plugin because WP ADA was being discontinued, Diana was awesome at helping me make the switch. One thing I had trouble with when switching over, was that the image thumbnails needed to be recreated which I did using this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ajax-thumbnail-rebuild/ before I did that, the photos were not being cropped to the nice thumbnails and would come in vertical or horizontal - depending on the photo, making it look quite awkward.

I'm still working on tweaking the CSS to work with my theme, but overall the transition was smooth.

Also, I found a minor issue with ie and reported it to Diana, she had it fixed & updated in the repository in less than a day!

I give Diana and the plugin an A+!

5 stars
Pet Manager
By , for WP 3.5.1

Brilliant Thank you !!

2 stars
Great idea, but...
By , for WP 3.5.1

This add-on is a great idea. I work for a small animal rescue and I was hoping something like this would come along. It's a great first-go.

That being said, I think it should have been in pre-release numbers (0.6, rather than 1.0) as it is very unfinished. I would have assumed at 1.0 it would have been significantly more polished.

There needs to be some degree over control of various factors -- such as changing the name of the option 'desexed' to the proper terms (neutered / spayed), as 'desexed' is a very harsh and strange word at least in the Western world anyway.

Adjustment over font size and type where the options are concerned would be good, as the answers on any one pet's page to the options (such as gender, 'desexed', etc) appear in an extremely small font. I could go into the code and change it myself, but that sort of change immediately gets erased upon the next update, so I'd like to see control over that added to the user's end without having to go code-crawling.

There is also a huge white space to the right of the image, rather than allowing the text to wrap nicely which would make so much more sense.

I'd also like to see the option to display a complete list, including small thumbnails, of pets on the Pets Page / search page itself underneath the search options. Visuals are -huge- in the pet rescue arena. If you aren't drawing your audience in with visuals, people lose interest very quickly. Just having a link to a category is not enough in my opinion. There should be the option to have a default list of all animals (or at least all adoptable animals) displayed below the search options so that the user can see something enticing for having visited the page at all, rather than just seeing a bunch of text.

And finally, the 'Status' indicator when you set a category (of which my test categories are Adoptable, Adopted, Not Available and Adoption Pending) displays directly over the image you set. As in smack right in the middle of the image. This is incredibly inconvenient as it blocks a portion of what is already a small photo (photo size options would be nice, almost necessary in my opinion when you're talking animal rescue) and looks terrible and awkward.

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It's really not a bad little product for a first release, but I'd say it needs a lot of polishing before it should have been released as a full 1.0 candidate, and I look forward to future release candidates that are more 'ready'.

All in all, this add-on is not, at it's 1.0 phase, something I will be switching our rescue's website to any time soon. It is just far too unfinished.

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