I'm looking for some direction before undertaking this... insights welcome.
I'm building a site that is going to be mainly a directory, but with an option for blogging. So far the directory has 5 categories, and those will each have at least 4 subcategories. I would want these to be organized alphabetically. I would also not want any of these posts to appear on the home page, even if they are the most recent.
For the blog part, my thinking is to have this as a separate category, with subcategories as needed. These posts I would want to organize by date. In turn, these are the ones I would want to appear on the home page, although there may not be any of these posts to start with.
1) is this possible, to have some categories organized by date, others alphabetically?
2) if it is possible, is this a stupid idea? Is organizing the difference based on categories the right way to do it? And where do I start?
Not looking for the full code, but looking for direction and insight. I'd like to figure out how to do this, assuming it's not fraught with issues, because I think there will be a few other sites I build this way as well.