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BookList Widget


Shelfari allows users to list the books they own, as well as books they are currently reading,
for free. They also provide a Flash-based plugin to put on blogs (though this doesn’t work with WordPress). However,
for those who prefer a more light-weight and customizable view of the books they are reading (or who just don’t like
Flash), there is BookList.

BookList provides a template-based mechanism to display the contents of your Shelfari shelf (or currently reading list,
or top ten) in a customizable widget.

Technical Stuff

BookList uses Shelfari’s SOAP interface, which is also used by Shelfari’s own Flash plugin for blogs.


BookList is based on WP Audioscrobbler by Marc Hodges.


  • A view of my "Currently Reading" list


  1. Upload the booklist folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. In your WP admin console, go to Plugins and activate BookList Widget.
  3. In your WP admin console, go to Appearance | Widgets and drag BookList to the desired sidebar.
  4. Enter your Shelfari username and change any options you care to
  5. Click the Save button


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Contributors & Developers

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