I am looking to integrate content that exist in a legacy system to a wordpress blog. The content can be accessed from the legacy system via SOAP.
I have some PHP experience and some (limited) experience with Wordpress so I would like to ask what the best approach for something like this would be.
In terms of how I need it to work there are three elements. One is that the content items would be displayed in a list, second is that more detail of each item could appear on it's own page and third is that there would be a specific form (which will need to eventually send some stuff back via SOAP) for each item (and detail page).
At first I thought that I should create and use a plugin (or an existing one but I can't find a generic SOAP one) but I read a bit about custom post types and I wonder if maybe that's what I should use. The problem is that the content will be changing in the legacy system and this site needs to only have the current content so I guess plugin is maybe the only way.
I just don't feel comfortable enough with my wordpress experience to feel I am going to make the best choice here. In terms of responses I would be willing to consider other options I haven't covered (because I just don't know what they would be) but otherwise some advice on direction here would be really appreciated. If this is too vague I would be happy to supply more info on any specific points.