[wp-hackers] Enhance WP to use page categories

Chris chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com
Sun Jan 21 14:12:08 GMT 2007

Wordpress has expanded from a straight blog app. to include the very 
useful static pages etc. This seems to me (a newbie to Wordpress, but 
experienced in PHP/MySQL etc) to allow the opportunity to create 
complete web-sites which have a consistent theme throughout, many static 
pages, and _part_ of the site includes blog/news and comments etc. This 
would make Wordpress a really useful and more generic tool!

However, it does not seem possible to categorize pages so that there is 
a "public view" accessible to all, and a "members" view, which might 
include the public view, but also show more restricted pages.
In $wpdb the wp_posts.post_category is only used for posts at present 
(and in version 2.1???) - could it also be used for page categories?
A solution might be to create categories for the static pages (e.g. 
public, members), and then give menus of pages based on status of 
logged-in/not logged in.(i.e. the page category)

Has this already been done? Is there any change in 2.1 that would render 
this idea incompatible? (as I wish to implement it for a club website I 
am building)

    Chris Hearn 
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