i have one question to ask from all the community members here. if i want to dev a hotel directory site using wordpress, which one of these 3 is the best way? (i choose wp because i love wp too much and choose other cms is not the answer here, i know wp capability is too great if we know how to tweak it):
develop a special plugin
create custom field inside related posts/pages
create custom post types+custom fields
which one will guarantee the best for site performance/database performance? lets assume the hotel records will not exceeds 10,000 records.
well you can either do it as a plugin or as a theme extension. Personally I would make a plugin and create a page in the admin section for adding/editing/removing entries – then create some template tags to display the data.
As for performance, well that’s all down to your skills with PHP/MySQL – but I doubt you would need to worry about it unless your site has hundreds of visitors at a time all using the database at the same time…
i am asking this because my boss give this project to me. honestly, i have basic php knowledge and in terms of wp, i have experience custom the theme, wp files and plugins but i never create my own plugin. the reason i list the 3 options is because i think for a person like me, creating a custom post type or custom fields is easier than creating a plugin.
since you reply like that may i know is it difficult to create a plugin for this project for person like me? how steep is the learning curve to make wordpress plugin? any best reference to start?