I am starting a new personal site and need a boost in the right direction. Here is what I'm looking to do, its not very complicated but I am not sure what approach is best.
For the most part I want to use posts and pages as is, but I want to have another area where I can add, lets say, "cats". Each cat will have a page, excerpt, title, description, external link, main image, and possibly multiple other images. I will want the main cat page (cat listing page) to pull in the page link, excerpt, title, external link, and main image for every cat.
I was playing with the new custom post types and added the necessary code in funtions.php to create the post type "cats" and add it in the admin area.
I guess I would still need to use custom fields to hold the extra images and external link data?
Is there a better way to achieve what I'm looking to do?
Seems like the custom type isn't all that necessary but it is nice having a separate section in the admin for it.
I am open to ideas and suggestions.