The latest version of CataBlog introduces a new "Public" feature, which allows you to automatically generate individual pages for every catalog item. These pages will get their own Permalink and should be considered similar to a public post or page. Also, each CataBlog Category will get its own Permalink, which will display catalog items in a similar fashion to your other blog category pages. There are a lot of possibilities of what you can now do with CataBlog thanks to the new individual pages, below are some examples.
Create a catalog drop down menu
So now its super easy to create a drop down or sidebar menu of your CataBlog Categories. Simply go to Appearance > Menu in Admin and you can add CataBlog Categories into any menu. If you cannot see the CataBlog Categories, please open the Screen Options panel in the upper-right corner of the Menu page. There you should be able to choose what is shown on screen.
Create theme specific layout files for CataBlog items
You may add specific template files to your theme's folder to control how both a single CataBlog entry and the CataBlog category pages are rendered. These file function very similarly to the single.php and category.php files that are most likely already in your theme's folder. You may copy and modify these files or create new ones from scratch, it is up to you. These are the two file names that you must use with CataBlog to override the theme's template...
- Single CataBlog Item Page: single-catablog-items.php
- CataBlog Category Archive: taxonomy-catablog-terms.php
Besides the new individual catalog item pages there are numerous other enhancements and fixes. The %TITLE-LINK% token once again uses the target and relationship attributes in the options. CataBlog has also been integrated into the WordPress Admin Menu Bar for quick access to your catalog. Hope everyone enjoys this new version, put a lot of hard work into it.