All works fine now. The code is exactly where i thought it would need to go, just needed confirmation, so thanks for that.
Now on to sorting out other odds and sods lol.
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Lol. just noticed that the post has come up twice including somithing that i wrote and then deleted (the last post) How confusing!!!! LOL.
Not entered the realm of multisites, though i know it will be on the cards in the not too distant future (yet another headache!!)