Product Catalog 8

This plugin was created to a provide an easy to use product catalog with many flexible options.

Author:Evan Williams (profile at
WordPress version required:3.8
WordPress version tested:4.0
Plugin version:1.2.0
Added to WordPress repository:20-01-2014
Last updated:15-09-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:12 435
Active installs:900+
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Product Catalog 8 is a simple product catalog. Products, Categories and Subcategories can be created and edited, the catalog is displayed on the front-end using the shortcode [catalog-8]. On the settings page various display options can be set to customize the output on the frontend. This catalog can actually be used as an e-commerce tool because product descriptions can contain html, so if you create a paypal button, paste it into a product description to begin selling.


  • Products can be added under both categories and subcategories
  • Categories or subcategories can be on different pages using shortcode attributes.
  • Settings page to customize how products are displayed
  • HTML can be added inside product descriptions

What's next for 2.0, which will be released in late 2014, some of these new features will be released in version 1.4-1.9 in updates during Q4 2014:

  • Product Pages
  • Multiple Images per Product
  • Fancybox integration
  • More layouts
  • More customization
  • Product sorting in the backend
  • Much better codebase