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I'm looking a CMS for building an online library for our amateur writers's club, and we need your advice.
In the past decade, we have accumlated +180 fictions, either short or long. (...shameful~ )
And to my surprise, I recently found that our club's site is still all static-html driven.
All pages and categories are coded manually with notepad and a single change can become a big headache.
Even worse, if we want to update a chapter list for a particular fiction, we have to change all pages
(they even have no 'include' for the chapter list shown in the sidebar )
As we have no IT expert in our team, the duty to revamp the site is taken by me now.
I'm looking for a new CMS so that we can :
- have search function,
- make category easier.
- change static page to dynamic publishing.
- and make a segmentation of a long article easier.
- to show a chapter list for a particular fiction in every reading page.
I thought of WP, as it seems simplistic and minimalistic. They do have a non-blog magazine theme to fit our needs, but it seems that WP is not good at showing a chapter list at each fiction.
Segmentation of a long article into different pages seem impossible too.
And we need a sidebar to be fixed at top-right position to put a dictionary widget no matter how our audiences scroll a page, but WP apparently doesn't support it.
Do you have any experience of building online media database or library? Which CMS has you use?
Thanks a lot!