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Is WordPress appropriate for my requirements ? (4 posts)

  1. francois81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is what I am trying to achieve, I thought WP would be nice because I already have another static website and blog on it so it's quite easy to use, but may be I should go to another system.

    Requirements:
    - Type a name of an item in a search field (google like) (ajax or hit enter)
    - show the list of matching item with that name
    - allow the user to "rate" the item
    - if the item does not exist, offer a NEW button to enter the detail.

    Is this for WP or Drupal or something else ?
    I looked for plugins but nothing really matches.
    many thanks

  2. fldtrace
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can have search box and display results: install search everything plugin or similar;
    for rating system you can install dagon rating system or something else not that advanced.

    The google like pop-up you need jQuery person; I don't think there is a plugin, but you can research.

  3. francois81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for this.
    However am still unsure how to use WordPress as a database, ie: create a new item if it doesn't exist with "item name, description, dimension".
    Will it be the equivalent of creating a new post with addition fields?

  4. fldtrace
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, you can use custom fields for posts or even better, custom posts. I wrote an article that can give you an idea:
    http://www.fldtrace.com/wordpress/wordpress-custom-post-types-custom-back-end-columns-and-post-thumbnails

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