Hello. A friend just told me about WordPress last night and I am really looking forward to setting aside some time this weekend to ditch my current installation of Movable Type on my site and move to this. I had a couple questions that I guess go under the feature banner so here goes...
First up, is there a way to set an image to display for posts in category-x? A couple of the categories I have include music and movies, for example, and I already have icons set up for each, and so if there is a way to have it display for a defined category, I'd really like that.
Second up, while not absolutely necessary I was wondering if there was some possible intergration for IPB. I'm not looking for a full user db intergration since I can just turn comments off simply. But if you go ahead and look at my site as I have it set up now it follows a form of title / post / self-made discussion link to topic on my board. I was wondering if there was a plugin or a way to have a post made in WP link to a topic/post/whatever of my choosing somewhere on the board instead of what I am assuming the default would be, a WP-made comment/view page. I am not looking for the posting of that topic to be done through WP and IPB at the same time, I tend to post shorter blurbs on the front page and more detailed posts on the board as a whole sort of "read more" kind of deal.
An added bonus would be the ability to define the topic number that I am linking to on the board and having it draw up information (via the IPB SDK) on information such as replies, views, and last poster. I did a quick search of the boards here and found that there appears to be no plugin like this made yet. Someone did suggest a solution using the IPB SDK but that discussion didn't go too far beyond that. I do have the SDK installed and working and if someone out there was willing to work with me on this to get a solution going that would be wonderful. Again, the latest replies, etc is all just a bonus, just having an entry link to a topic would be wonderful enough.
Thank you for any help you can give.