Wordpress Theme design: How to create special purpose theme with pictures and custom parameters?
Posted on 2015-02-10
I want to create a wordpress theme for a real estate agent. The real estate data is not typed in by a user; instead it should be loaded by a program. What I need is some best practice advice on how to set this up in terms of what to prepare in wordpress.
To make it simple we suppose a real estate is made up of the following properties:
title, city, type, size, price and a set of pictures.
I suppose I register a custom post type "RealEstate" and some taxonomies for the properties. If there is a preferred way, let me know.
How do I handle the set of pictures? There should be a gallery to click through. I know that there are some plugins but how do I define which pictures belong to which real estate?
And finally, how would you load the real estate data into wordpress? Is there a stable API with which a could populate my real estate posts including the pictures for the gallery?
I don't need precise instructions; I basically need advice from an experienced wordpress theme developer which wordpress components I should use for my special web site.