Here is a copy of the email I had the pleasure of sending out to Everyone I work with at Vivid Image
As The plugin I developed Advanced Sidebar Menu reaches 5,000 downloads http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-sidebar-menu/ I thought it might be a good time to talk about the capabilities I have added in the last couple versions.
As of version 3.0 released on April 14th, I added the ability to display categories with the same child/parent relationship as the pages.
This feature (inspired by Kori and WordPress Members), displays a list of all the categories that are either parents of, or children of the parent of, the current category when viewing a category page.
As of version 3.2 released last night, I added the ability to display categories on single post pages.
This feature (inspired by Steve and WordPress Members ), adds and option to display a list of all the of the categories the current post is in with the same parent/child relationship. There is an option to show each of these category lists as a new widget or an extended list.
This functionality can now be incorporated into our designs and what we can offer our client with simple drag and drop functionality and no custom coding.
This is very exciting for me!
The plugin now carries a 4 star rating and has contributed to making the web better as a whole.