WordPress posts with multiple fields
I am helping my kid create a website on Dinosaurs. I have a PHP hosting available so first though of creating a custom app. But since was primarily about displaying text with images I then went for WordPress.
Apart from the static HTML content about the Dinos that I would capture on posts, I wanted to have some dynamic pages where the lists of Dinosaurs could be displayed, say ordered by their height or the Era/Period they lived, their diet and so on. I am not sure if these attributes (height, length, type, diet, etc) should be captured via custom fields or is there some other elegant way to achieve this (may be some plugin). Since I am making a custom theme, I would like to have even the standard “Create Post” page customized to show these fields (in a “form” fashion) to my son who can then feed the data in.
Appreciate any suggestion and help.