I think the Wordpress bookmarks feature would work grand here. Here's how I got this to work (generically).
- Go to Links->Link Categories and add all the letters of the alphabet as categories
- Create a new link, add a description and notes, and assign it to a specific alphabetical category.
- Create a page template (as shown below) and place it in your theme folder
- Create a new page under Pages->Add New and assign it your page template from step 3.
Here's what a very elementary, basic, generic template would look like. Save this as tpl-links.php in your theme folder.
Template Name: Awesome Link Template
$category = $_GET['link_category'];
$args = array(
'category_name' => esc_sql($category)
$bookmarks = get_bookmarks($args);
foreach($bookmarks as $bookmark):
echo "link_name - $bookmark->link_name<br>";
echo "link_url - $bookmark->link_url<br>";
echo "link_description - $bookmark->link_description<br>";
echo "link_notes - $bookmark->link_notes<br><br>";
//Do Something Here
You can display certain categories like this: http://yourdomain.com/awesome-link-page/?link_category=a This will display all the links in that alphabetical category. It's pretty simple.
The cool think about bookmarks is you can really add a lot of information about a link. I added a few of the object elements that you have access to which would be relevant to your application in the page template code. Hope this helps!