This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Smashwords Book Widget

Description

This widget displays one or more random book covers of a Smashwords author. It can be used by authors to display their work, by fans or by Smashwords affiliate partners.
The author, affiliate and text can be configured. The books can be flipped through as a ‘slideshow’.

Please note: This widget is developed and maintained by UnleashYourAdventure, a small publishing house for travel ebooks. We developed it for ourself and our affiliate partners. We offer it as Open Source to give something back to the community. If you find it useful feel free to use it as well!

This plugin is not developed or supported by Smashwords.

Screenshots

  • Widget on the wordpress blog.
  • Settings
  • Displaying 3 books with the slideshow controls enabled

Installation

  1. Goto Plugins -> Add new -> Upload and upload SmashwordsBookWidget.zip
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu
  3. Place the Widget somewhere on your page in Appearance -> Widgets
  4. Edit the settings in the widget on the same page

FAQ

Something is not working, where do I get help?

Please take a screenshot and write a detailed problem description to unleashyouradventure@googlemail.com.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

1.18

  • Second fix for new website structure of Smashwords

1.17

  • No changes (force new version)

1.16

  • No changes (force new version)

1.15

  • Fix for new website structure of Smashwords
  • checked new WordPress version 3.8 compatibility

1.14

  • added alt attribute to image tag
  • checked new WordPress version 3.6 compatibility

1.13

  • checked new WordPress version 3.3.2 compatibility

1.12

  • No changes

1.11

  • No changes

1.10

  • Fixed bug: link to author didn’t work

1.09

  • Fixed broken plugin: Could not get the books from Smashwords

1.08

  • No changes

1.07

  • Show slide controls only if enough books are present
  • Fixed bug: link to author didn’t work

1.06

  • New function: Vertical alignment: books can be shown on top of each other instead of next to each other

1.05

  • Alignment left and better handling of different book widths

1.04

  • New function: slideshow

1.03

  • Fixed error in css, caused problems with lists

1.02

  • New function: display more then one book, amount of books can be configured.

1.01

  • Use of a cache to limit the connections to Smashwords: Better performance
  • Use of wp_remote_get() function to support more server enviroments to retrieve data from Smashwords

1.00

  • First release