Okay, so I've read a lot of the other magazine-related posts, but I think what I want to do is more unique (and more difficult):
Rather than putting out monthly publications, my magazine is going to be seasonal, so let's say for the year 2007, I'll have 4 issues: Winter 2007, Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Fall 2007.
I tried to think of a good way to do this using post dates, but then gave up on that in favor of using categories. So I'd have this:
Here's my problem: I have three crucial pages, the home page, the article pages, and the archive. The article pages and the archive pages are simple, but I'm having some difficulty trying to figure out how to do the home page...
What I want to do: I want the home page to "know" what the most recent subcategory is. Either by category_id, or the date of a post within said subcategory, etc. So for example, let's say I'm working on gathering material for "Fall (subcategory) 2007 (category)," so I have it set as hidden, but when I have the material complete, I hit "publish" or something like that...
Basically, as soon as I get to the "what I want to do" part, I get lost. Can anyone help me out, either conceptually (maybe there's an easier way) or scripting-wise?