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[resolved] can't display more than one book?? goodreviews (6 posts)

  1. tbloftis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    trying to place the goodreviews plugin on multiple pages. I placed the first one. It pulled the reviews no problem. I placed the second one on an additional page to show a different book. I placed it exactly the same way using the correct ISBN # but it will not pull the reviews.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/goodreviews/

  2. jhanbackjr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, tbloftis.

    There is no restriction on the number of books you can use GoodReviews to display. There are a few things that could cause a book to not display. Many times, it's a result of placing the shortcode in Visual mode rather than HTML mode. Additionally, Goodreads can restrict the information it allows to be displayed through the API depending on copyright ownership. That's why some book covers display through the API and some do not.

    If you can send me a link to the page in question (and the ISBN of the title you are attempting to retrieve), I'll see if I can help you track down the problem.

    Thanks for using GoodReviews.

    James

  3. tbloftis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks for the quick response. here is the page I am trying to place the review on:

    http://www.quinnloftisbooks.com/sample-page/grey-wolves-reviews/blood-rites-reviews/

    Here is the command I placed on my wordpress page:
    [goodreviews isbn="9781475233636"]

    This worked fine on another page with another isbn:
    http://www.quinnloftisbooks.com/sample-page/grey-wolves-reviews/prince-of-wolves-reviews/
    [goodreviews isbn="9781463685683"]

    I can't see why it worked once, but not on the second book.

  4. jhanbackjr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello, tbloftis.

    The problem with 9781475233636 appears to be that Goodreads does not have the ISBN you provided associated with that title in their database. Therefore, the API returns an error code to the GoodReviews plugin when it searches for a record for that ISBN.

    To illustrate, if you go to Goodreads.com and search for 9781475233636, you receive an error page:

    http://www.goodreads.com/search?query=9781475233636

    If you search for the book by title ("blood rites") many results are returned, including the record for your title. However, the Goodreads record for your title ( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13070346-blood-rites ) doesn't display an ISBN associated with it, which means that the Goodreads API can't retrieve your title by using the ISBN.

    The current version of the GoodReviews plugin only allows searching Goodreads by using the ISBN. I plan to add a feature that enables searching by Goodreads ID in addition to ISBN, but I do not yet have a timeline for that addition to the plugin.

    In the meantime, the best course of action would be to contact a Goodreads librarian and request that they add the appropriate ISBN to their record for your title. When the ISBN issue is corrected, GoodReviews should be able to retrieve the title without a problem.

    I hope that helps. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

    James

  5. tbloftis
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great, thanks for the help James. Love the plugin. 5 stars!

  6. jhanbackjr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    No problem. Thank you for the review and thank you for using GoodReviews.

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