Displays a book's cover image, title, author, links, and other book data from Open Library.
You can obtain the ISBN for a book by searching for it in Open Library. It is also usually listed in other common sources of book data, e.g., Amazon.
You can add titles to Open Library. It is like Wikipedia for books.
You can use the Open Library number found in the Open Library URL, e.g., [openbook booknumber="OL882707M"] from http://openlibrary.org/b/OL882707M.
You can add cover images and other data to Open Library.
Open Library's cover and/or data servers are up most of the time, but this cannot be guaranteed. OpenBook times out in ten seconds (or the value configured in Settings) and displays a message where the data would normally go: "Open Library Data Unavailable". When Open Library becomes available, the book data will be displayed normally. Alternatively, you can use the "HTML" option available when you use the Visual Editor button. This option embeds the book data in your post instead of making a live call to Open Library.
Change the content and ordering of display elements using the templates in the Settings panel for OpenBook. Manage the styling by editing the OpenBook stylesheet.
In the OpenBook Settings panel, configure an OpenURL resolver for your library.
Where do I get more detailed help?
I don't see the OpenBook button on my Visual Editor toolbar
Make sure you have the latest version of OpenBook. In the Visual Editor, click CTRL-F5 to force a refresh. The button will appear.
OpenBook support site: http://code.google.com/p/openbook4wordpress/ Report a problem: http://code.google.com/p/openbook4wordpress/issues/list Join the OpenBook discussion list: http://groups.google.com/group/openbook4wordpress
Requires: 2.5.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.9
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 900+
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