I think I added this to the wrong forum (wordpress mu) so I am reposting it here:
Hi, I'm new to WordPress, and MySQL, and PHP, and all of this! I want to set up a recipe database on my blog. One that visitors can search and get results for, and have the search results (each individual recipe) be like a blog post - that they can comment on, also rate, and also be able to add their own recipes (with my approval). I'd also like to have each recipe have tags, for a cloud tag, so that they could click on a tag and list the recipes for a certain category.
My question is, how do I go about this? Are there plugins available? Should I use a separate database, or add on to the existing one? Is it a whole separate programming issue? How would I tap into adding the comments, etc? Should each recipe be a "static" post (maybe for the search engines' sake)? If so, could the recipe "section" be kept separate from the "regular" posts?
Sorry, I am really new to this. Any help, or even suggestion on how to do this would be greatly appreciated!