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Currently Reading, Watching, Listening etc Plugin (5 posts)

  1. jaledwith
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am a former Xanga user. My favorite feature of Xanga was the Currently Reading, Watching, Listening section you could add to a post. In the post editor there was a section to search Amazon for movies, books and CDs. You then were given a list of results. You selected the one you wanted and it appeared at the top/bottom of your post (not included in the RSS feed, which I really liked). You could even link your Amazon Associates account to it.

    I would love to find a plugin that did exactly the same thing for WordPress. Has anyone made one?

  2. get2sammyb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would love this to be implemented. It would be great.

    Sammy.

  3. eRRaTiK
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For currently reading try this plugin...

    http://robm.me.uk/projects/plugins/wordpress/now-reading

  4. jaledwith
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    See, that's just it. I have no problem finding a plugin that'll do just one of these functions. But I'm having a heck of a time finding one that'll give you the option to do any of the three, plus put it in the post but not the feed.

    Anyone out there want to make a plugin like this for me? =D

  5. antonskey
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There's a simple way to do this using custom fields. That is of course if you want this appear on each post. Create a separate custom field called whatever you want for each of the "Currently reading" etc. then use coffee2code's get custom plugin from here

    then, where you want to put those fields, use the code

    <?php echo c2c_get_custom('reading', 'Currently reading :'); ?>

    Where "reading" would be the name of the custom field, and the "Currently reading:" part is what would come before the custom field value. This way if you don't define a value within the post, nothing will show up.

    If you want this in your sidebar and you're using widgets, you could probably just insert a textbox to update it.

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