Support » Plugin: Recencio Book Reviews » Auto fetching of Book Cover

  • Resolved curiouslt

    (@curiouslt)


    Hi,
    Love your plugin, it give a much cleaner look than the other book lists that can pull in from ISBN. I don’t see a way for the book cover to be brought in as well though. We need that to be automatic as this is for a library, and adding photos one by one isn’t practical for us. Is that something that can be added or am I missing a setting somewhere?
    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author Kemory Grubb

    (@w33zy)

    I swear I was just looking through some code and I thought about re-looking into adding this exact feature.

    As the plugin is right now, it is not a feature because pulling down files from the internet is generally not a good idea. There has to be extra tight security checks to make sure the image file you are pulling down is a safe file to have on your server.

    With that said, I’ll look into it but I can’t make any promises about implementing it.

    curiouslt

    (@curiouslt)

    I understand. I hope you do though! 🙂

    I was just about to ask if this was an option.

    I’d like to plus one this.

    🙂

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb

    (@w33zy)

    Working on it.

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb

    (@w33zy)

    Almost finished, just checking the UX of the feature…

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb

    (@w33zy)

    I have added the feature in the 1.28.0 update.

    So now there is a new “Fetch Book Cover” extension that can be activated. With this extension is activated, when you fetch data via ISBN a book cover will also be pulled. It will initially fetch a low quality version of the cover, temporarily, then when the review is saved it will get a higher quality.

    Please note: As the plugin will now be downloading and saving an image to the WP media library, there will be a slight delay of about 500ms after clicking “publish” to the page reloading.

    I have this plugin activated. But I don’t see an image when I enter an ISBN.

    For example, 9781408890257 pulls in lots of data – but I don’t see an image. I’ve tried saving as a draft, but no image appears.

    Is there a way for me to debug this? No errors in the JS console.

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb

    (@w33zy)

    Hello again,
    I will assume that you are using the G Books API.

    Right now the book cover fetching API only works with the Gr API. The main reason for this is because the book covers provided by G Books are really small. If you look at the API response in your JS console you’ll see that returned book cover is 128×196. So it will look blurred and pixelated on your site.

    With that said, I can add the G Books as a source for book covers if you want it added.

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