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OpenBook Book Data

Displays a book's cover image, title, author, links, and other book data from Open Library.

  • Where do I find an ISBN number?

You can obtain the ISBN for a book by searching for it in Open Library. It is also usually listed in other common sources of book data, e.g., Amazon.

  • What if the title is not in Open Library?

You can add titles to Open Library. It is like Wikipedia for books.

  • What if the title does not have an ISBN?

You can use the Open Library number found in the Open Library URL, e.g., [openbook booknumber="OL882707M"] from http://openlibrary.org/b/OL882707M.

  • What if the cover image or other data is missing in Open Library?

You can add cover images and other data to Open Library.

  • What happens if Open Library is slow, down, or unavailable?

Open Library's cover and/or data servers are up most of the time, but this cannot be guaranteed. OpenBook times out in ten seconds (or the value configured in Settings) and displays a message where the data would normally go: "Open Library Data Unavailable". When Open Library becomes available, the book data will be displayed normally. Alternatively, you can use the "HTML" option available when you use the Visual Editor button. This option embeds the book data in your post instead of making a live call to Open Library.

  • How do I change the display of OpenBook?

Change the content and ordering of display elements using the templates in the Settings panel for OpenBook. Manage the styling by editing the OpenBook stylesheet.

  • How do I point OpenBook to my library?

In the OpenBook Settings panel, configure an OpenURL resolver for your library.

  • Where do I get more detailed help?

  • I don't see the OpenBook button on my Visual Editor toolbar

Make sure you have the latest version of OpenBook. In the Visual Editor, click CTRL-F5 to force a refresh. The button will appear.

OpenBook support site: http://code.google.com/p/openbook4wordpress/ Report a problem: http://code.google.com/p/openbook4wordpress/issues/list Join the OpenBook discussion list: http://groups.google.com/group/openbook4wordpress

Requires: 2.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-5-9
Downloads: 19,281

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