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The ADA Plugin, offers an easy way to keep a database with specific information for every pet for adoption or lost pet.

  • 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.
  • Create your own statuses – Beside native Lost, Found etc you can create your own statuses.
  • Special information are 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!
  • Thumbs and special data on feeds – Pet feed shows thumbnail and special data.


  • Pet for adoption single post.
  • Widget displaying animals for adoption (all types and statuses)
  • Editing screen
  • Widgets


  1. Unzip and upload ADA Plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin.
  3. Add some Types, Colors, Status and State (Federal Location).
  4. Two new panels appears for add posts types. Chose an option and add a post. Click the ADA Plugin Panel for usage.
  5. Place <?php if(function_exists('ada_pet')) { ada_pet(); } ?> in your templates wherever the single post, archive etc context is used. Best place is below the_title(), but you can place it anywhere within the loop.
  6. Add a widget or menu item for list/display the item.


I found that permalinks for pets are not working or what?!

Right after install ADA, go to Settings > Permalinks. You do not need to change anything, just loading this page will reload the permalink structure for the new posts types.

How to display the especial info in single posts?

Place <?php if(function_exists('ada_pet')) { ada_pet(); } ?> in your templates wherever the single post, archive etc context is used. Best place is below the_title(), but you can place it anywhere within the loop.

How to display pets for adoption/lost pets?

ADA Plugin uses post types for keeping everything in their place. You can add widgets or menu itens for pets available, adopted pets, lost pets and so on.

What are the template files I can create for my theme when using ADA Plugin?

The following files will be used if existing in your theme directory: single-pet.php, taxonomy-status.php, taxonomy-colors.php, archive-pet.php etc. More info:

How to change the output style and colors?

By editing wp-content/plugins/wp-ada/creation/presentation/ada-styles.css.

When adding a pet/lost pet, how to hide contact info if pet was found/adopted?

You don’t need to. Just change pet status do Found or Adopted and the contact info will not be shown. Please note: statuses you have created will not work with this.

Can I add any statuses for lost pets?

Yes. Although you can’t add status when editing, you can do it in Status sub-panel screen. Also, you can style the tags editing wp-content/plugins/wp-ada/creation/presentation/ada-styles.css. Note that some special features will not work, i.e. hide extra info for ‘adopted’ status. Also, you can create your own tag image, named tag-(your-status-slug).

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Contributors & Developers

“WP ADA” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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  • Removed status creation on plugin activation. This will let you create any status you want. Note that some features such hide extra info for adopted/found pets still works.
  • Fixed an issue when generating feeds for posts and pet post types.
  • Added user post count on Users sub-panel. Now you can know how many posts, pages, pets etc was created by every user.
  • Cleaned ou the pet-data.php file. This file handles how pet info looks. Now the tag image is generated by tag-(you status-slug) instead.
  • Added new widget: Pet Categories lists with post number.


  • Added form for posts or pages.


  • Solved issue on listing all pets.


  • Updated metabox script
  • Removed lost post type. Now ADA keep evertyhing under a single post type called pet.
  • Status and Types are created freely but not in editing screen, what is good for contributors-driven sites.
  • Added State (taxonomy) and City (metadata), allow search/browse pets in specific cities/state if need.
  • Added Reference and Fee datas.
  • Merged metaboxes for an universal database.
  • Contributors and up only can see their own posts in editing screens.
  • Widgets display post count in both Type and Status filter.


  • Distinct labels in Menu creation for Pet Status/Lost Status, Pet Types/Lost Types
  • Solved an issue when browsing pets types, statuses and colors


  • Working localization


  • Better localization
  • Thumbnail and special info now in feeds!


  • ADA Plugin launched.