I am looking at using WordPress to archive a book collection.
I'm looking for a solution which can do the following:
• Create static pages (WordPress can do this, I know)
STATIC PAGE TAGGING OPTION A: • Use MySql to create static pages with specific criteria so users can view or search for specific attributes (such as "First Edition", "1800 - 1810", Authors last name, etc.
STATIC PAGE TAGGING OPTION B: • Create "Tags" for the static pages. (In other words, if a static page is tagged with "First Edition", "Hardcover" and a user wants to either search or view the static pages by tag, they could search by (or view by) specific tags: show all first editions for instance.
• Create static menus on the homepage (Something like links which read, "First Editions" "Out Of Print", etc which would return static pages tagged with the corresponding tags)
I like the customizable aspect of WordPress (I currently use Blogger for a simple website) and as a Mac user, I don't like the available archiving programs available for Mac, I'd rather "roll my own".
I'm only talking about 200 or so books, which I won't be selling online, this is just an archive project for public consumption.
Any thoughts on whether WordPress is the way to go?
(I can have someone program a custom site for me, I know, but I'd like to do this on the cheap and have access to the files myself)
Thanks a bunch in advance!