I have a situation where I am creating a vacation rental website for a friend. I would have just used a theme that is already made for that purpose, but none of them support the dynamic pricing that her home owners use.
She uses a property management system that exposes an API that does everything except show the actual homes. She inputs the homes in the PMS and it lists them on Airbnb, VRBO, Booknig.com and others. But she needs a website of her own to display her properties.
The problem is that I cannot find a grid control that will work with the APIs. I can create custom post types and keep the properties, descriptions, etc. on the local site, but determining which properties are available for a certain date range is best done with a call to the API. The API will return a list of properties that are available for booking during the given date range.
And that’s where the problem is. Although I have a list of properties with each having a unique property_id, I cannot show only those properties in any grid by passing in the property_id list to the grid. They all seem to want to pre-configure taxonomies and search parameters but I will never know which properties need to be shown until I get the list from the API.
Can your grid control allow me to pass in a list of properties by property_id (the property_id value is unique and will also be listed in each property’s property_id field in the custom post type) and just show those properties whose property_id is in the list passed to it?
There is no grid control that I can find anywhere that will allow dynamic updates of the contents of the grid by passing in a list of values from one of the fields in the custom post type.
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