(Actual WP version is 2.1.2 but that's not an option above)
I want to use wordpress as the backbone of a small site and include a site feature to search a list of electronic journal titles from a custom table within the DB through post or query string methods. I'm sorry if I'm missing something but I'm not finding a recommended way to do this inside of wordpress and am hoping someone can shed some light or point me in the right direction.
This doesn't seem to be a plugin since I'm not modifying anything coming in or out of wordpress itself. This would probably be considered a module in CMS terms because I'm mostly using the search return within the wordpress theme and site as a whole. If possible I'd prefer to also use the $wpdb database code instead of bringing over my previous database layer.
Thanks in advance for any help.