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  • That’s pretty cool, nice looking blog.

    nice. and particularly handy for me, since I am an Alberta Streetian. i look forward to it fleshing out. are you not listing hours because you don’t want to keep up with seasonal changes etc? ‘cos I think it’d be useful to provide a general sense of “closed around 6” or “open lateish.” A man needs to know that La Bonita is closed on Mondays, and that Sirenita is generally open an hour later, for stragglers.

    Thanks for the kudos – and yep, I totally intend to put hours on there, too. I just started adding hours to the first store. Here’s how I’m doing it:

    Each place is a page with a category-page as a parent.
    Each category (coffee shop, grocery…) is a page with subpages for the actual places.
    Each attribute (address, citysearch url, phone #, hours, wifi…) is a custom tag.
    In the page templates, I test for the existence of each tag one by one. If found, it’s displayed appropriately.
    I have two custom page templates – one for the place, and one for the place category.

    So far, this is scaling well and is easy to manage. To add a new place, I just create a new page with the appropriate template and assign it to the appropriate parent. It’ll then automatically appear where it should.

    This is really so far just a fun but useful project because I haven’t found anything like it for my neighborhood so far.

    I also have Yahoo maps nearly integrated.

    Hi,

    What you have done is awesome, I want to do something similar for my website… can you put your steps/code in a way that a WordPress newbie can copy what you’ve done?

    Thanks,

    Isaac

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