I've been going back and forth finding pros and cons trying to decide what is best for what I want. (Pages or Posts)
I want to list stories (all same author) like this:
- Date written
- quick synopsis
- clickable thumbnail of cover art (if any) which would pop up a bigger image
- popup link to a sample of the story
- link to comments
At first I did this as Posts in the same category with the use of nice plugins such as Sticky Image for cover art and Get Custom Field Values for date. I also figured out to use a custom field with the value of the page ID that would link to the sample of the story. The problem with the posts is that I want to be able to sort these by the date the stories were written AND be able to paginate these.
If I use Pages, I get the benefit of having sample of the story as a child page (easier for the author to manage this) I can sort the entries by using menu_order. However, I can't find any info on how you could paginate Pages whilst displaying them in the right order. Also the Sticky Image plugin only works with posts, so would have to do a work around for that myself.
Any gurus out there be able to advise? I would be very grateful!!