Information Architecture/Design Question (2 posts)

  1. sfam
    Posted 10 years ago #


    I just installed word press a few days ago, so please forgive my ignorance. I'm looking to design a cyberpunk movie review site, but I have a problem. I already have the bulk of the movie reviews written, and really don't want the navigation to be a date structured blog-type interface. I'm looking to create an integrated knowledge asset that allows growth and collaboration.

    I want to organize the reviews into a number of different categories, including: By decade, by movie type (anime, large scale production, crappy "B" movies, etc.), cyberpunk theme (andriods, AI, VR movies, etc.), and quality. I also have some other organization ideas in mind, like having a post of my top 50 favorite cyberpunk movies (there's about 80 in all).

    I have my planned organization here:

    I've very interested in allowing comments on each review, and eventually would like to expand the content into fiction books, science related topics like co-evolution theory (co-evolution of man and his tools), etc. If I'm successful, I also envision others being interested in joining me in doing this.

    My question is can I set up the front of word press to support this type of navigation structure? If so, would I be making me reviews as pages or blog entries? Also, I'm guessing I'd need a static area near the top of my site that doesn't change - do I do this in the header or is there another template file I use?

    The categories seem to work (I already have 28 entered). I'm anticipating that each movie review would have "category" links that would take me to a page that has all cyberpunk movies made in the 1980s, for instance. So really, I envision having a static area on the main page, and a number of "linking" category pages, and then movie reviews.

    Bottom line, does any of this make sense, or is wordpress the wrong tool for this?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Denis de Bernardy
    Posted 10 years ago #

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