I am about to convert an old site that have approx. 3000 pages to WordPress for a museum. Rather minimalistic layout: navigation to the left, a main column and a sidebar.
Since almost all material is "static" I am leaning towards using post type Page together with custom categories for manage the hierarchy of the site.
Also I would like to be able to set an special index-page for every category without having to make an custom template.
Has any one experience of working with a really big site (content wise)?
How to you structure the pages?
How do you handle the permalinks? By post title and category? Since it's more of less static content I feel that I cannot use dates.
Any hints och links are much appreciated!