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[resolved] Would like a way to add ISBN (10 posts)

  1. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thus far, I really *really* like this plugin. I would love to be able to put the ISBN number in the section that displays the Series & Book number as well as the released (coming soon) date.

    The big plus of this plugin is that it has simplified what is a BIG issue for displaying information about a book.

    Count me as one of the impressed users of your plugin!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/totally-booked/

  2. Ben Casey
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi idogenealogy I will definitely consider putting that into the next version.

    Thank you for your support.

    Cheers
    Ben

  3. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That would be great. I did a workaround as follows:

    At the very BEGINNING of the book page, I entered the following:
    <p class="tb_coming_soon isbn">ISBN: 1234567890</p>

    I also prefer the Book # - The Series Name
    and the Release, Coming Soon, etc. information to be closer together. Although this is dependent on the template chosen & what the <p> tag has been set to.

    I modified the CSS as follows:

    /* For the book pages */
    .tb_coming_soon { text-align: right; margin-top:-1.5em }
    .isbn { font-size:8pt !important; color:#737373; margin-top:-3em; }

    Note that the class isbn margin-top:-3em; doesn't seem to have any effect.

    By making the isbn a softer gray color the larger space between the "released date/coming soon date" isn't as noticeable, yet the ISBN number is part of a "book info area".

  4. Ben Casey
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @idogenealogy

    I have just pushed a new update with the ISBN number included, but as for the styling, I have tried top keep it as light as possible to integrate with most themes.

    Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

    Cheers
    Ben

  5. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow! Am impressed how quick this was implemented.
    I just upgraded to it -- no problems. I'm running WordPress 3.5.2 and use an Elegant Themes template.

    My changes to my CSS are to remove the isbnclass. CSS now reads:

    /* For the book pages */
    .tb_coming_soon { text-align: right; margin-top:-2em; font-size:95%; }

    I do have a thin little line to the right of the "book page title". Not sure which class I need to look at to avoid.

  6. Ben Casey
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    can you post a link to the page and Ill have a look.

    Cheers
    Ben

  7. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The site is still in transition -- it's "live" at the domain name....
    the trial level is http://michelesinclair.com/wptrial/books/the-highlanders-bride/

    The vertical line goes all the way down the page which should be a help in finding out which class is the culprit.

    I'm also open to any suggestions you have. The other book I've gotten loaded still needs to be changed. Hope to do that immediately.

    I'd like to put reviews on the same page but right now don't see a good way to do it. When a book is first posted, reviews are not available. Then later they are added as they come in.

    I know I sound like a broken record but this plugin has been a life-saver for me. I wanted something easy to use and this is.

  8. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh heck -- while I'm asking for the moon....

    Is there a way to turn these off or on?
    -- View more books written by this author.
    -- View more books in this series
    -- View more books in this genre

    Add periods to the last two.

    BUT what I would like is to be able to at the series & genre level to set on or off. For example, If there is only one book in the Christmas series (right now), then we don't want to ask to view more. Sounds like we don't know what we are going. Same thing with genre.

    Same thing happens in genre. An author may have 10 books in one genre & just starting out in a new one.

    Enough said -- if you have any questions, let me know.

    I've made the updates to the other book. It shows how you can bring in other images or use CSS to give a genre or a series a slightly different look with the SAME book template.

  9. Kelli Standish
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi idogenealogy,
    First of all, thank you for your fabulous input, and your great review of our plugin. It is SO MUCH FUN to see this system making your life a little easier. Being an author is hard enough work already :)

    Okay I'm going to help you as best I can, while my genius plugin co-author Ben handles a few other urgent projects. He's the code expert, while my focus in on user interface, logic flow, and design, but I can comment on a few of your questions/requests.

    You've done a great job integrating the plugin into your site so far.

    The turn off/on more books sections is absolutely something we're planning to roll out, and I appreciate you mentioning it. As soon as we have it completed, I'll post back here to let you know.

    And that wily gray line you're dealing with appears to be part of your theme itself, rather than something generated by TotallyBooked. It's being caused by this image:
    http://michelesinclair.com/wptrial/wp-content/themes/Chameleon/images/content-bg.png tiling vertically down the page. And it shows up on every page of your site in the same position.

    To get rid of it, you might consider creating a sub page template just for your Books section, and making sure the background url is excluded for your #content area:

    #content { padding: 0px 48px 60px; background: url(images/content-bg.png) repeat-y 633px 0px; }

    I hope this helps! Thanks again for your kind words. We've worked so hard on this, and your encouragement really means a lot :)

    Kelli

  10. idogenealogy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Kelli -- nice to "meet" you. Thanks so much for your work in finding the culprit. I've added that to the CSS and it fixed all the pages. You can take the rest of the day off. :-)

    I'm going to notify the ElegantThemes folks about this on their particular theme. BTW, ElegantThemes have added to their templates a section in their ePanel for CSS. In doing so, if that's the only changes needed, you don't have to create a child theme. It was fast & easy to implement your CSS update.

    Honestly I've been working on the home page so much until I found your excellent plugin that I had not noticed the problem on the other pages. You went far beyond what I hoped for.

    So good to know the "turn off/on more books sections" was already being considered.

    Anything else I can do to "help", just let me know. ~~ Lynda

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