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  • Resolved pkl


    The plugin works well apart from one problem:

    The book cover is missing for about half of the books. (Goodreads has the book covers so that’s not the problem.)

    Where the book cover should be, there is a white square with an icon in the top left and the words “book cover”.

    Any ideas for how to solve this?


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  • Plugin Author cmeeren


    No idea, sorry. What’s the URL to your site?

    Also, please see the section “Troubleshooting” on the plugin page, step #3, and post the mentioned info so I can test.

    The URL is – and the Goodreads list is at the bottom of the right sidebar.

    Shelf: read
    User ID: 4822893
    API Key: Zmy2e4bfjTpg0VcQHdYhA

    I have about 150 books on that shelf in Goodreads, I don’t know if that’s too many.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by pkl.

    Update: I created a “favorites” shelf and set the widget to point to that shelf (with about 60 books), and now it works. I set it to point to a shelf with too many books initially, and I assume it timed out before fetching all the book covers.

    Plugin Author cmeeren


    Yes, unfortunately the Goodreads API is troublesome when it comes to covers, so I have to scrape the cover URLs from the RSS feed of your shelf. That’s inefficient, but I think the real problem here is that the RSS feed probably only loads a certain number of books, perhaps 100 or so. That explains why some books (if I’m correct, the ones not visible in the RSS feed) are missing covers.

    The workaround, as you say, is to not use shelves with too many books. The recommendation with this widget (see the FAQ) is to stick to 100 books or less.

    Thank you! It works very well now. Thank you for creating a great plugin.

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