Dec 182013

The following Using Basic CataBlog Shortcodes Tutorial post shows you how to use parameters in shortcodes to display and organize your images in a post or page.

Last Updated: February 12, 2018

Latest News: I have updated the information below.

This post will show you how to display and organize your catalogs using different parameters in shortocdes. For this tutorial the following galleries, shorcodes and parameters have been used to display images.

Galleries Used

  • Colors with id=”7″ assigned to it.
  • Red Color with id=”34″ assigned to it.

Shortcodes Used

  • [catablog ]
  • [catablog_gallery id=”7″ ]

Parameters Used

  • category
  • limit
  • id
  • template

Using Basic CataBlog Shortcodes Tutorial

Step 1 ) The following image shows you different color blocks displayed in the catalog.

The following shortcode and parameter [catablog template=”gallery” ] is used. This shortcode includes the parameter template=”gallery” with gallery template.

List Of Color

  • Black Color
  • Blue Color
  • Lime Color
  • Gold Color
  • Red Color

The following image also displays Previous underneath the 5 images. If there are no more images to display then this feature is pointless and it makes no sense to display it on the catalog. To remove this option from the catalog, click on the following URL Troubleshooting CataBlog and check Q10 for a solution.


Step 2 ) The following image shows you the different color blocks displayed vertically. Each image shows you the title and a description underneath the title.

The following shortcode and parameter [catablog_gallery id=”7″ ] is used. The parameter has gallery number 7 assigned to it.


Using Limit Parameter

Step 4 ) The following image shows you two images displayed in the catalog with Previous 1 2 3 Next option. There are 3 sets of catalogs to view. This is because the limit of 2 is implemented in the shortcode. Remember there are 5 images in total that belong to the gallery with id 7.

The following shortcode and parameters [catablog_gallery id=”7″ limit=”2″ ] is used. This shortcode is using two parameters id=”7″ and limit=”2″. The id has gallery number 7 assigned to it and the paremeter limit has a limit of 2 added.


Using Category

Step 6 ) The following image shows you one image displayed in the catalog. The description is displayed underneath the title.

The following shortcode and parameters [catablog category=”red-color ] is used. This shortcode is using the following parameter category=”red-color”. The category has red-color assigned to it.

Note: In this example you can also use the following shortcode [catablog_gallery id=”34″ ].


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it helps you understand how to use different parameters in the shortcode to display and organize your catalogs.

You might also like to check the following URL Using Basic CataBlog Shortcodes Part Two. This post shows you other parameters that can also be used in the shortcodes.

If you have any question please let me know.


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  6 Responses to “Using Basic CataBlog Shortcodes Tutorial”

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