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

  • Resolved curiouslt


    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?

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  • Plugin Author Kemory Grubb


    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.

    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


    Working on it.

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb


    Almost finished, just checking the UX of the feature…

    Plugin Author Kemory Grubb


    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


    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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