CataBlog 1.4 was released this evening, offering new features that better integrate your catalogs with your blog. Particularly exciting are the sidebar widgets. One allows you to display your catalog item's and the other lets you link to your catalog categories. The CataBlog Widget is very similar to using a Shortcode and comes with simple drop down menu options for most of the Shortcode attributes. The CataBlog Categories Widget renders a list of links or drop down menu with all your catalog categories in a similar fashion to the regular Categories Widget. These two widgets give even the most novice WordPress user the ability to show off their catalog in new and interesting ways.
The other notable new feature in this version of CataBlog is a new Shortcode for rendering a list or drop down menu of all your catalog categories. The
[catablog_categories] Shortcode has two attributes that may be set to 'yes' or 'no', dropdown and showcount. Here are some examples implementations of the Shortcode.
[catablog_categories] [catablog_categories dropdown="yes"] [catablog_categories dropdown="no" showcount="yes"] [catablog_categories dropdown="yes" showcount="yes"]
Well let me know how the widgets workout and hope to see some good feedback once again in the comments below. Cheers!