CataBlog Now Has Admin Pagination

Another incremental upgrade to CataBlog was released today. CataBlog 1.2.8 is a big step forward for anyone who has a library with a couple hundred or more items. With pagination now built into the Admin Library panel, you should be able to easily browse through any size catalog. The next upgrade will let individual administrators configure the Library's Screen Options. Hiding and showing columns in the list view or changing how many catalog items are shown on a single page. For now the limit is set to 20 items.

Other enhancements include some changed and new tokens in the template system. You may now use the %CATEGORY% token to render a list of categories names separated with commas. Also the %CATEGORY-SLUGS% token is useful for displaying specific catalog items differently using CSS. Read Making Custom Templates and Displaying Your Catalog In Posts again, as the content has been updated with new information.

About Zach

Computer programmer and designer, the sole employee, proprietor and engineer for illProductions.com. Decided to write "CataBlog" based on some customer's needs for musician catalogs, what you get now is the evolution from that original plugin.
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14 Responses to CataBlog Now Has Admin Pagination

  1. Adam says:

    Thank you Thank you Thank you! I’m loving this Plug-in. Catablog has made my first WordPress website look amazing and my clients are very happy.

    Keep up the good work!

    -Adam

  2. Adam says:

    Hi Zach, I would like to offer my most recent project http://www.gametabltd.com as a working example of how catablog paginates even the LARGEST of inventories. The site includes a 10 catablog item limit with auto-pagination, 3 custom templates, catablog items are recognized and correctly displayed by the standard WordPress search function. If anyone has ever questioned the capability of your plugin I don’t think they will after seeing just how easily these features are integrated into their website. If after visiting my site and stripping apart the source code you are still not sure what to do I offer this advice. 1. Zach’s newest permalink feature,2. small addition of wp-pagination code in archive.php hint: I’d peak around div class navigation :-), 3. customized single.htm template, 4.Creative twist to Catablog.css. That’s all I will say for now.. Enjoy..

    Adam

    • Zach says:

      Adam, thanks for the example site. I will get it up on the examples section soon, also thanks for being so supportive. Have a great one man :)

  3. Jenny says:

    I have a client who wants to limit the amount of items to be displayed in each category.
    The client is adamant that there must be only 8 items per category page and pagination is a must. I urgently need to find a way to do this.
    I’m absolutely at a loss as to how to implement what Adam has achieved above. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    • Zach says:

      The public feature is what Adam used, it will enable you to make theme specific files for your catalog items and their category pages. If you still need more help, let me know.

    • Adam says:

      Hi Jenny,
      Zach is correct, by creating individual permalinks for your catablog items you can use the wordpress setting “blogs per page” to limit how many items are shown per page. I used the default of 10 but it can be easily modified to 8. As for the pagination you will see that your theme will create a “newer posts” or “older posts” link at the bottom of your page of items but will not display a numbering system like mine without using a pagination plugin. I will not publicly advertise the plugin I used for that feature but if you venture through my source code you will find it.

      Let me know if you have additional questions and I will help as much as I can and I’m sure Zach can provide some additional assistance as well.

  4. Gilbert says:

    Zack,
    Is there a way to change the “limit is set to 20 items” to something … more?
    [CataBlog-Version: 1.2.9.8]

    Thanks,
    Gilbert.

  5. Dillon says:

    How do you activate pagination? Not available in my set up.

    • Zach says:

      Pagination is always activated in WP-Admin, you can set the number of items shown per page in the “Screen Options” panel available in the upper right corner. If you mean pagination for your frontend catalogs (the catalog on your “user facing” pages), make sure you are not using the default permalink structure and add a limit parameter to your shortcode, like so:

      [catablog category="dogs" limit="5"]

      Good luck :)

  6. Andrew says:

    Hi Zach,

    Great plugin been using it for a client that I am developing a site for. Was wandering if it is possible to extend the pagination by displaying more page numbers. At the moment I get 4 pages numbers followed by … then the last page. As I am dealing with large numbers it would be great if I could display at least 8 page numbers before …. then another 3 after.

    Regards

    Andrew

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