I'm trying to create a directory of pet stores in UK&Ireland and I would like to know how I can input the brands each store carries into the CMS.It is just me doing the data entry so I wanted to be able to copt / paste from each store website and past their a-z of brand into one box but I've been told by my website designer that it isn't possible to do this as the results get mixed up ? Is this the case and how can I avoid months of manual entry and possible human error ?
If you just paste all data into one single form field, is going to be really hard to:
- to filter entries by this data;
- to format the presentation of the this data;
- to edit part of this data;
Imagine that one brand closes or change its name. How will you edit all stores at once? How will you list all stores by brand?
And copy/paste process isn't a good way to avoid possible human error.
I believe the best way is to use categories as brands and hire an backend developer, not a designer, to code a program that grab the data and turns into categories.