Dopers, I am at a loss!
I maintain a website that requires the display of a large amount of tabled information. Up until now, we have been happily using WordPress with the wp-table-reloaded plugin to display all of our information in an easily sortable and searchable interface.
However, we started encountering problems yesterday with the plugin. In speaking with the designer, it seems that the amount of data we’re trying to display is just too much for it to handle. He recommended putting the data in a MySQL database and having it display on the site.
I have no idea how to do that! He recommended that I go out and hire a kid from nearby Georgia Tech, which I will likely do, but before I do that I wanted to get your input. I ask here instead of the WP Support Forum because you guys tend to be a little more patient and thorough in your explanation, rather than just jumping in to techy stuff that’s over my head.
Basically, I have three large Numbers sheets (Mac version of Excel) whose data I need displayed on our WordPress site. Where do I even begin learning how to get this information into a MySQL database and, from there, getting it to display on the site?