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LiveLib Widget


Displays the latest books you have read in your sidebar. The list of books is imported from your LiveLib account via RSS feed.


  • LiveLib Widget in WordPress Default theme.


  1. Upload livelib-widget folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Open ‘LiveLib Widget’ item under the ‘Options’ menu and set up the link to your LiveLib RSS feed.
  4. Use the ‘Presentation’ menu to add the widget to your sidebar, or place <?php livelib_display(); ?> in sidebar.php manually.


What is LiveLib?

LiveLib is a social network for book readers with the largest base of independent book reviews. With the help of this site you’ll be able to find answers to the following questions:

  • What is worth reading on some topic, and where can I find this book?
  • What books do my friends read?
  • What did I read yesterday or 5 years ago?
  • Who are my associates? How to find them and what are their interests?


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Contributors & Developers

“LiveLib Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed display of book titles (as of current LiveLib feed format)
  • Added new CSS classes for custom styling
  • Using WordPress 2.7+ settings API


  • Added standalone WordPress widget
  • Using object cache functions for better performance


  • Initial release