I am on a team of developers at a real estate financial magazine with an online presence in the form of multiple daily articles; approximately 16-20 articles a day currently. Our current online site is powered by WordPress and we have at last count 15,430+ WP "posts".
We are currently looking at SilverStripe to power the new "3.0" version of the site, but all parties concerned; authors, editors, management, and developers are concerned with how to organize the admin section to allow easy navigation of that many "Pages".
Even with using categories, tags, and other common front end methods to separate content, that many pages in the site tree will make things hard to find and will lead to frustration of the writers and editorial staff. Is there a better storage and/or navigation structure? Should we use custom DataObjects for the articles rather than "Pages" and if so, what about SEO URL's for the data objects? We like the way the URL's are constructed for pages.
Does anyone have any SilverStripe knowledge and/or experience with this much content that could give us some insight on the best way to structure the data? Any help would be greatly appreciated!