I am new to wordpress and having a bit of a problem.
I am using wordpress as the blog/news section of my site but the rest of the site is independent from wordpress.
what i am trying to do is connect to the mysql database i created for the rest of the site so i can display product categories etc from the database i created and display them in the template for the wordpress blog. but when i add my config files that connect to my database some wordpress features stop working. like archives, comments, blogroll links and wordpress categories.
the main navigation of the site i am building is dependent on the database. does anyone know why this is happening or how to fix this.