I am creating a plugin that connects to a remote API that has car listings and displays the data that’s returned in that call.
The plugin essentially does not need to interact with the WordPress database at all.
I already know I can use things like wp_remote_get, file_get_contents and file_get_contents to retrieve that data.
My problem is that I’m not sure if I should be creating a plugin for this or just shortcodes or page-templates or what.
I want the urls to look like:
example.com/cars/ //Cars listing results example.com/cars/2 //Page 2 of Cars listing results example.com/cars/?doors=4&engine=v8 //Search parameters for Cars listing results example.com/car/1234 //Car info page 1234 is the car_id
I was thinking I could create pages in WordPress called
car and then create custom shortcodes that would hook into some functions I build to interact with the API, but for some reason that doesn’t seem like the best idea to me.
Can anyone recommend a better structure for setting this up?