A online bookshop and arts resource and community site at
Site is nearing completion. Includes some hacking e.g. I loop The Loop in order to sort entries in book categories according to publisher (in a custom field value) – but this requires breaking pagination and makes for very long browser pages on some category views– suspect I'll have to figure out if its possible/how to sort stuff in the $posts variable before going into the loops – my php is skimpy so would really appreciate any help or advice with this.
The menu at the top includes links to pages as well as category views. (Loop modified to show meta data for books, and comment stuff for other categories)
I'm still busy finishing up the shopping basket section, but curious if this approach will work, using same database as WordPress but session id for identification, which means user is moving in and out of WordPress – is there a better way? (Din't find a cart/plugin that would fit the bill)
Also curious which is the best plugin to use to insert meta keywords and description tags for search engines on single views? (Oh yes, and still need to figure out how to make the search also search the meta/custom fields)
Template is very vaguely based on Andreas 9
More detail on plugins used so far etc. in my blog at http://www.pixelplexus.co.za/blog/2006/02/25/new-media-and-art/ (the bulleted list at the bottom of the post.
Hope to finish off most of the site and go live with it (replacing old home page) by Friday or so.
Any comments and suggestions will be carefully considered and very much appreciated.