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  • I have a blog site that uses WordPress for the normal blog entries. I want to create another page on my site that will have reviews and allow that to be searched in a number of ways. I do have a DB background so creating a new set of tables or entire new db to hold the reviews and search criteria is not an issue, however I do have questions on the best way to integrate this.

    Would it be best if I create a new DB and hand code some PHP pages for what I want or is there some way I can create what I want within my existing WP infrastructure?

    Hopefully this gets across what I want to do – if not let me know and I will try to explain better.

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  • You might want to look at custom post types and your own custom taxonomies

    Thanks for the information. I looked at custom post types and custom taxonomies and they will work for some of the things I am thinking about. However in one case I think it would be a bit overwhelming to set up a custom taxonomy to provide all the search options I might need. In the case of states I could set that up –however when I get to cities I think I am going to need a DB field and allow for search.

    Any other ideas? Other than the code I will have to write from scratch is there any downside to creating another custom DB for these pages?


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