I’ve spent all day trying to sit and think on how to organize pages and categories into a system for hosting chapters of a story without using a plugin or anything. I think I have something. It’s not going to be the prettiest thing in the world. I’m still poking at custom CSS and permalinks. But WordPress seems to be fairly resilient when I change links, so that’s good…
I’ve also added some lovely breadcrumb navigation to the theme so nobody gets lost! Woo!
The way I have things sorted now is that I have a page for projects. It’s practically unused, but under it are pages for art, programming, and writing. The tough part was how to organize stories under the Writing page. I’ve decided that the Writing page will be an index for all the stories I’ve written, and that each story will have a landing page for synopsis and a table of contents and such. For example, Night Flight’s entry.
The landing page for a story allows for comments if anyone wants to do that. (Likely nobody, but hey.) Each chapter of the story will be yet another page under the landing page. I’ll update the table of contents manually. In the case of Night Flight, there’s only one chapter, so it gets the confusing example of having a single chapter that’s called the name of the story.
So there we go. The structure’s decent. The design style doesn’t impress me. I think I need some special look for actual story text so it’s easier to read, but I can work on that any time now.