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Share the books you've read with your readers, family, & friends. Never receive a gift of a book you've read again!

DeadTrees is a WordPress plugin that allows you to share the books you've been reading with your readers.

It's slightly influenced by other "My Library" type of plugins, such as the whole Now Reading/Reloaded/Redux group of plugins, but is a complete re-write using WordPress's Custom Post Type features.

I wrote DeadTrees because I wanted to be able to post to my blog when I read a book, but I didn't want to be required to actually write a post about the book if I didn't want to.

How it works

To post a book that you read, you'll go to the admin of your site and choose "Books" from the main menu. You can then enter the title of the book, the author's name(s), Amazon's ASIN, (likely the ISBN), and, if you wish, you may write about the book, but you don't have to if you don't want to.

Hit publish and the DeadTrees grab the cover art from Amazon and publish your book.

You can also tag the book, just like a post. The pool of tags is shared between posts & books.

Development is on GitHub at https://github.com/jbeales/DeadTrees

Report issues at https://github.com/jbeales/DeadTrees/issues

See the public side in action, with some custom templating: http://johnbeales.com/books/

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 20+


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