To anyone who has been around my website, or seen me post on social media, I’m a sucker for a good quote.
On of the oldest posts on this blog is an In Remembrance post of favorite Quotes. After that post reached a some-what crazy length, I decided to switch to a very WordPress style Category system with Quotes as the main category, and sub-categories of each quoted person’s name. Ex: Ellis Benus quotes, Will Smith quotes and Benjamin Disraeli quotes.
Now that my Quotes collection is approaching the 200 mark, and with 117 quoted authors, I feel like I need to move away from a standard WordPress Post and Category system, and find a WordPress plugin which can handle all my quoting needs.
Quotes Collection WordPress Plugin
Fortunately a simple Google Search landed me on the Quotes Collection WordPress Plugin page.
It’s been downloaded almost 200,000 times at time of writing, and it’s compatible up to the newest version of WordPress (3.5 at time of writing) which are both great signs this is a good plugin.
The plugin utilizes a Custom Post Type for Quotes, which would clean up my Posts and Categories view in WordPress.
The plugin also boasts a really handy Random Quote Widget which I think would compliment my sidebar nicely.
As with any website of this size, I’ll have to test the plugin in a development environment first. Hopefully it will meet my needs and I’ll be able to migrate away from the old Post/Category system. Obviously I’ll setup redirects for all the old pages and categories so none of my Google juice (if any) gets lost, and no links break.
I’ll write a follow-up post about my success or failure with this plugin.
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