I am already very confused as I am typing this thread out. Please forgive me if my query is a little too difficult to understand.
I have an existing Real Estate Site that I intend to move 100% into WordPress. The existing site has one backend for listings and another blog section for reviews.
You can probably see why I have decided to make the move to a full WordPress powered site. Maintaining both ends of the site is both tedious & cumbersome.
I have read and understood Custom Post Types & Custom Taxonomies and how they work. I am rather excited about implementing them. However there is some content I am finding difficult to organise.
* An existing database table of about 4,000 Condominium Projects
Each entry in the Condominiums table has some "bio-data" like Year Completed, No. of Units, Facilities, Amenities etc.
Currently each listing in my site has an ajax query that fetches information from this table on demand.
In the new site, I intend to have a link to the respective condominium in each property listing. This link should display information about the specific condo and display 'results' of matching listings.
Also, some condos have long article reviews done for them. In my current site, these reviews are displayed in the blog section. Separated altogether.
So here's my question.
How would I connect everything together. A duplicate perhaps? Taxonomy & Post for each condo? That will mean over 3,000 unique entries. Wouldn't that be an "overkill"?
If it is a taxonomy, the link will probably display all posts (listings) that have that condo name. But it wouldn't link to an actual page of either it's review or bio-data.
Any thoughts will be very much appreciated... Please feel free to ask if I have missed out any vital information!
Thanks in advance
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1:How to make a list that displays the top level subpages, and any subpages or siblings off of the current page
- Each condid receive s stored in a custom post type. Extending TinyMCE Wordpress Plugin with more plugins. How do I set up a custom URL shortener for my posts?
- All the "bio-data" receive s stored in a custom field. In WordPress how do you create a custom post type with the author's name in the slug?Alternately you could create a taxonomy called "bio-data" and have a term value for each of the options although this won't job well for things like "SqFt" unless you did ranges (i.e. Wordpress and Drupal on the same domain cause htaccess conflicts?1200sft-1300sqft) for the reason this terms must only be used for "true/false" attrialthough es (i.e. either it applies or it doesn't) and not for specifics like exact offer prices, etc..
- The long articles must just be stored in the "content" section of the condid post type (unless you have multiple per condid then you must either store in comments as @Jan Fabry suggested or you must create a custom post type "review").
- A Custom Post Type for Condominiums labelled 'Reviews' in the admin section. The property 'Bio-data' is in custom fields. This Custom Post Type has a rewrite rule: .
That way, I managed to have each Permalink to show any thing like:.
array( 'slug' => 'condominium' );
- I have added a page called Condominiums and had it set to use a custom template - which basically shows the latest posts of condominiums with reviews. I also intend to extend the template for it to show a Search Condominiums function..
- Added relevant taxonomies this must be searchable - like Brands & Developers..
- I have already converted previous reviews to this. The last thing I will have to did will be to post all the Condominiums from the condominiums database to the wp_posts table using this Custom Post Type. .