Document Archive/Library for CMS site (3 posts)

  1. agoona
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I am building a WordPress site for a client who has a number of PDF and Office documents that visitors require access to. Think meeting minutes, public action plans etc.

    I'd like to present it as a document archive/library standalone from the blog. I'd like to avoid using manual code on a page so the non-tech client can manage the archive themselves.

    Basically, something akin to an image gallery but works for documents. (ie, upload, apply tags, add synopsis', re-order/group documents).

    I've tried searching and googling for something appropriate and had no joy - can anyone suggest something.

    Thanks in advance

  2. brockangelo
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I didn't see your post until after I posted mine, but they are very similar (see here). Did you ever come up with a solution?

  3. brockangelo
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For what it is worth, I found it is possible to import using WordPress' built in Import function (Manage -> Import).

    There is a great intro here. What you can do, though, is modify the Excel file so that all of your PDF's and DOC files get created as Post Type: Attachment, then the importer will ask you if you also want to download/upload into your new posts.

    My initial tests worked, so the real work is organizing all of your content prior to a mass-upload. And have your SQL backups ready in case you don't like the way it turns out. :)

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