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WordPress Custom Post Types

WordPress Custom Post Types

(OP)
Hello All,

I apologize for having such a vague question, but I have read so much about positive press about WP3 and custom post types that I thought I would test it out.

I have a client that posts animals for adoption.  The move through about 200 adoptions per month.

Using WP3 as a CMS is plausible for all the largely static portions of their site.  But the animals available for adoption.  That I think requires a plug in or perhaps development of one. There are so many to browse through I thought I would ask here.  

I am looking to group posts by: cat, dog, and some tags for filtering by size, age, breed etc.

Any suggestions on an existing plugin for this type of organization of posts?  Or do I need a plug-in at all?

 

-Pete
 

RE: WordPress Custom Post Types

WP should be just fine for more or less any dynamic application.

I'm not convinced that you need to use custom post types though.  you should be able to get away with some custom fields and a custom template.  

however there is nothing wrong with using a custom post type either.  you will still need custom fields (post-meta) and inevitably you will want custom templates too.

for ideas, google for wordpress estate agents and take a look as to how the real estate markets solve the problem.  there are also a number of e-com plugins and, without being too blunt, there is little difference between offering a dog for adoption and a widget for sale, other than the actual money transfer and (hopefully) postage and packing.  i.e. the ingestion of the 'product' need be no different from the display of a potential adoptee.

hth
Justin
 

RE: WordPress Custom Post Types

(OP)
Thanks!  I will check out real estate WPs.  And I quite agree it is just a catalog for pets.

-Pete
 

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