Suggestions About Content Management (5 posts)

  1. Mohib
    Posted 10 years ago #


    I am planning to make a large content based website (let us say 500 pages in the first month with continuous additions). I tried using WP, it was easy and convenient, then could not figure out a way to manage my categories well. I then checked out a couple of other CMS, and now I am thinking of using WP again. One knows the value when one has something to compare to.


    Now, here is my problem.

    Suppose, I want to make a website for lyrics of English songs. So, I need categories for that. But I dont want categories just to put a label on the song title. I want to have a separare page for category and separate pages for sub-categories.

    1.)Main Website
    1.1)Lyrics (category, separate page)
    1.1.1) Alphabetical Listing (sub-category, separate page)
    1.1.2) Listing by Artists (sub-category, separate page)
    1.1.3) Listing by Genre (sub-category, separate page) Lyrics 1 (actual lyrics, post or page??) Lyrics 2 (actual lyrics, post or page??)

    and so on.

    What I did before on WP was to use a separate page for each category and sub-category and even the actual lyrics i.e. there were not to be any posts in my site, just WP Pages.

    I was wondering if this is a good solution. Should I then do away with the category system and make a hierarchy by using Pages only? Would it cause some problems in future e.g. slow loading of site etc. ?

    Also, can I use comments on Pages?

    Please offer some suggestions.

    Thanks a lot,

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You can make it so Pages can be commented--this thread addresses that: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/35180

    As you've found, a Page can be assigned a Page Parent thus allowing for parent/child/grandchild etc. type structure.

    Remember, each Page can be assigned it's own template so you can be very specific about how your Pages are displayed to your viewing public.

    In addition, there's a Template Tag, wp_list_pages(), to create a nice list of Pages.

    Can't address the speed of loading 500+ pages.

    Good luck!

  3. Dgold
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "But I dont want categories just to put a label on the song title. I want to have a separare page for category and separate pages for sub-categories."

    What do you mean by "page"? There are WordPress Pages... but if you just mean a 'page' on the web, well, each Category and Sub-Category *automatically* gets its own URL/webpage.

    Perhaps in the case of a Songbook, you'll want to make a unique Category Template for category-1.php, category-2.php, etc. And you can make the list of posts alphabetical on the category pages that you want alpha

  4. Mohib
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the replies, it really helped.

    One more question, can we allot WP Pages to WP Categories?


  5. MichaelH
    Posted 10 years ago #

    No, Pages can't be assigned Categories.

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