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 the Add New Post and Edit Post pages. 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:
If the Book Info section has been filled out, these details will appear in the post.
To add archives to a page or post, you can use the
book_review_archives shortcode. For example, to show archives by title, use the following shortcode format:
This is the default archive type. Only those posts that have the Title field filled out will be displayed. Note that titles that start with "A", "An" or "The" will be sorted using the second word in the title. For example, The Hunger Games would be shown as Hunger Games, The.
To show archives by genre, use the following shortcode format:
Only those posts that have the Genre field filled out will be displayed.
You can optionally display the rating image by adding the
show_rating attribute. For example:
[book_review_archives type="title" show_rating="true"]
In addition, you can optionally display a thumbnail of the cover by adding the
show_cover attribute. For example:
[book_review_archives type="genre" show_cover="true"]
Note: Thumbnails are only used in those themes that support Featured Images. If your theme does not support Featured Images, or if a post does not have a Featured Image set, then scaled-down versions of the full-size covers are used. The images are scaled as per the Thumbnail size value in the Media Settings. Showing thumbnails in the archive(s) without using Featured Images will result in longer page load times. To aid in determining which images are thumbnails and which are scaled-down versions of the original image, you can click on any cover to see it shown at its true size. If the image is small, then you know a thumbnail is being used. Otherwise, you should go back into that particular post and set the Featured Image.
You can control whether or not a particular post should appear in the archives. There is an Include post in archives checkbox in the Book Info section of every post, which is selected by default. If you don't want a particular post to be listed in the archives, simply uncheck this box. This setting is especially useful for non-review posts such as cover reveals or book blitzes.
This plugin supports the following translations:
If you would like to volunteer to translate this plugin into other languages, please contact me at email@example.com.
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: 3.7.1
Last Updated: 2013-11-24
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