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  1. Rincewind
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    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been working on a lottery site as a hobby project which isn't live at the moment and I'm wanting to include some statistical facts about the individual numbers in the lottery games.

    The urls would similar to http://www.domain/facts/(0-9{1,})/ or http://www.domain.com/facts/game/lotto/(0-9{1,})/

    These urls are from the rewrite rules the last number in the urls is the ball number 1-49.

    I'm not sure what the best way to go about this is, would it be best advised to do a custom post type and put short codes into the posts to keep the ever changing statistics update, this would mean I could put the custom post type into the menu easily and have the individual games as a drop down from the number facts pages.

    Or would it be best to create a single page called facts have the short code from a plugin inserted here and have the plugin handle everything, it would mean I would have to use custom links in the menu to get the links for individual game statistics. The only downside I can see is that I would lose the blog style listing when viewing the number facts for an individual game as the custom post type option would have an individual post per number and game. So this option may not look quite as good or easy to read and find and could potentially be more work and hassle for me to make it look good.

    The number fact page for an individual number would have some basic textual facts and a graph also in the page.

    You can see a rough idea of what I mean here, click on any number to see the page information I was talking about above not linked to an individual number as the link is quite long! - http://lottery.merseyworld.com/Palace.html

    What are your thoughts any help advice or suggestions your able to provide would be most helpful!

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