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Book Review

Add details such as title, author, cover photo, rating, purchase links and more to each of your book review posts. Show archives by title or genre.

The WordPress Book Review Plugin adds a Book Info section to regular posts and custom post types. Fill this out whenever you would like to show more information about a particular book. Note that, at a minimum, Title must be specified in order for the information to show at the top of the post, and any fields that you leave blank will not appear. These fields include:

  • ISBN (Only visible if a Google API Key has been entered on the Book Review Settings page.)
  • Title (required)
  • Series
  • Author
  • Genre
  • Publisher
  • Release Date
  • Format
  • Pages
  • Source
  • Up to five customized URLS (as configured in the settings)
  • Cover URL
  • Synopsis
  • Rating
  • Include post in archives

If the Book Info section has been filled out, these details (with the exception of ISBN) will appear in the post.


  • Retrieve details about a book automatically from Google Books.
  • Position the review box either above or below the post's content.
  • Customizable background and border colours.
  • Ability to optionally show ratings on the home page when summary text is used.
  • Use the built-in star rating images or specify your own.
  • Configure up to five links of your choosing. These can be text-based links or you can provide your own images.
  • Open your custom links in the same tab or in a new one.
  • Show an archive of your reviews by title or genre.


This plugin supports the following translations:

  • Italian
  • Spanish

If you would like to volunteer to translate this plugin into other languages, please contact me at thebookwookie@gmail.com.


  • Full documentation for the WordPress Book Review Plugin can be found on my blog.
  • Follow me on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn.
  • If you have questions or suggestions, please post them in the forum that can be found on the Support tab.

About Me

As a book blogger myself, I have my finger on the pulse of the book blogging community, and so I have a very good sense of what it is that other book bloggers are looking for in a WordPress plugin. I use the Book Review plugin on my own Book Wookie blog. Please visit if you'd like to see examples of this plugin in action.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-5-18
Downloads: 4,739


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