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  • I am looking into converting my most important a site over to wordpress. I have quite a few different sections on the site. My question is how can I approach moving them over to wordpress. Would I just create pages and use categories?

    I think that is the way, but what if I want to differentiate the way each category displays?

    If possible add fields that can be searched for certain categories of content, say for instance, vacation rentals or real estate, being able to choose how many bedrooms / capacity you are searching for.

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  • You can use page or categories, and yes, you can theme each category differently 🙂

    Or you can use Custom Post-Types. Lots of options.

    I’ve converted a few Drupal sites over to wordpress, and I’ve found that the easiest way to do it is to use a combination of Custom Post-Types and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin (which is basically the same concept as using Drupal’s content types in combination with the CCK module), and then give each post type it’s own theme template so it has it’s own look.

    I´d say that you need to first decide whether your main problem is displaying each post type in a different way or managing in WordPress the custom fields of each type.

    If the former, then yes, you can just assign to all posts of a Drupal post type an “artificial” category with the same name as the post type name in Drupal so that you are still able to select all posts in WP that were of the same type in WordPress.

    If the latter, then all depends on how you want to manage the custom fields in WordPress. You could just integrate the Drupal fields as part of the post body in wordpress, as post metadata in wordpress or if you want full control you can use the Custom post-types plugin or similars.

    Most of my clients (I also migrate sites from Drupal to wordpress, see are quite happy with an “easy” solution since they don’t have many custom fields and only a few of them really require a “complete” simulation of CCKs in WordPress

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