Cheers Craig and Dave,
The error that shows up in the RSS feed is caused by a script I have that is called by all the pages;
At the bottom of every page, I have a 'Join our contact list' mini-form, - and I didn't want to have captcha (design reasons) or have the possibility that the form got sent without the tick-box being checked. The script disables the 'send' button unless the checkbox is ticked. Maybe I should re-think that utility.
In the meantime (next hour or two) I will disable the script and let normal form validation take care of it. Perhaps (Dave) you could check again later and see if the RSS feeds (blog/) have been cleaned up and work with SimplePie.
I have looked at the blurb for simplePie - and think it may be a bit of a brainfull for such as myself to implement straight away, but would be willing to give it a go if I knew you could help me get the results I'm after.
If it were quicker though, I'd probably find it more easily achievable to use the resources I have available on the existing page, i.e. the two recordsets.
Wordpress creates several tables - two of which I use and have recordsets for; with (I am guessing) the potential to enable placing the exact information I require on the Home page.
I don't know how to link the tables (I am a PHP idiot). As I you can see on the home page, I can get the relevant elements of the latest wordpress post placed on the homepage, (from one table/recordset) but I just need to make it conditional on being in a certain category (as defined in a second recordset/table). It's making the link, and creating that filter that has me beaten, jeered at and hiding in the broom closet.
If it helps, I can email phpMyAdmin url, login & pass if anyone wants to see the wordpress tables, and provide any other info (ftp, admin) privately.
I use Wordpress in a few sites recently - the clients have asked for it. It can initially be a pain to bring seemlessly into lime with your site style, but once you get the hang of adding the includes (header, footer, nav etc) to the existing Wordpress theme code, it becomes fairly easy. This is something I want to look at with the new php framework as a possible cool plugin. That will be for later, though.
Having wordpress on the site has many advantages - clients get extra CMS, can create extra pages, forms etc on their own, post galleries of images or video. Wordpress automatically announces new posts to the main search engines, and with ping-backs and track-backs can really boost a site's ranking. Lots more to it, but that is the gist.
I'll post back once I remove the errant script.
PS - If you click on the 'Blog' link and then click on the entry Rss link (or go to ?feed=rss2) the feed seems to go through ok. But will disable the naughty script anyway.
EDIT: I have removed the script.