Today I am happy to announce the release of CataBlog 1.3. This new version has quite a few enhancements and some very new ways of handling old features. Of the new features, two that will standout the most are the new template editor and the limit parameter for the ShortCode.
CataBlog now has a new Admin page dedicated to CataBlog Templates. If you didn't notice, the new section is right under CataBlog's 'Add New' page. Here you may make your own template files to use with the ShortCode template parameter or edit the system templates, known as 'views' in CataBlog. There are three views:
DefaultThis template will be used when you do not specify a template parameter in your ShortCodes.
SingleThis template will be used when you enable the 'Public' option and view a CataBlog permalink.
StoreThis template will be used to render the Buy Now Button.
All template files are stored in your WordPress uploads folder:
wp-content/uploads/catablog/templates/ and may be edited directly on the server as well. If, for whatever reason, you need to restore just the default template files, simply delete the templates directory inside the catablog uploads directory.
Please Note: The PayPal Email token has been removed from CataBlog. Now, you must manually enter your PayPal account's email address into the store view template.
CataBlog 1.3 also features The ability to control how many catalog items are rendered with the limit ShortCode parameter. This feature automatically creates some simple navigation controls under your catalog. Simply set how many catalog items you would like to display per page as the limit parameter. There is also another new ShortCode parameter, navigation, which lets you control wether the simple navigation is displayed or not. Simply set it to 'no' or 'disable' to hide the navigation.
[catablog limit="9"] [catablog limit="5" navigation="no"] [catablog limit="20" navigation="yes"]
Other new features allow for disabling of flash upload, an updated look for the tabs interface and fixing of numerous PHP warnings. I'm looking forward to feedback and comments for this update and hoping the new template system is easier to understand and use then in the past.