I have limited tech knowledge and have got away so far with building my site using theme (graphene) , plugins and tweaking code here and there for simple alterations, thanks to all the fab people contributing to WordPress. It's a walking site- currently every time I add a walk, I create a new page and manually type in the headings and content.
Ultimately, it seems ridiculous to manage the walks this way. If I was working offline I'd have had them all in a pretty excel spreadsheet from day 1. If I want to make quick changes to the headers within each walk page, currently it means changing each page manually which is crazy as I add to them and I want to make my site searchable so you could identify a walk by distance, time taken, features etc. and know to do this I'll need to transfer my current content into database format. I would also like at some point to have users add their own data too.
Question is, how do I go about creating this sub-database and where? Am guessing it needs to be on my host server but not sure then the technicalitires of limking it to right place in the overall site database. Am I going to have to embark On full php and MySQL training or is there an idiot proof way of doing this I could research
In a shorter time or a plugin that would help? Like I said, this is all pretty new to me but I like to think I am fairly good at picking things up fast.
Any suggestions or pointers would be very welcome. Thanks!
The site is babyroutes.co.uk if you're interested to see what I'm talking about.