I have altered the initial word press theme so that it now shows various bits of my shopwindow product display. There is a random display that shows certain products at the top of the first page. There is also a full category post (shops) display on the archive pages above the posts. An additional shopping product search box is also included. At the very top of the site I have used a drop down ajax menu that has been combined with multiple drop down menus. This upper menu will remember it's open or closed state during a site visit. The converted theme has been carried over to the shopping product display and minibb forum display.
oops - forgot about the url!