Good way to display a book shelf (4 posts)

  1. John Lyman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm about to transition to Canvas from The Journal and I want to display on online bookshelf to showcase author's who contribute articles to my site. Is there a plugin which will allow me to upload book covers, bio's of the author's and where to buy their works?

    I don't want to sell their books just allow my readers to go to Amazon and other sites to do that.

    For a point of comparison what I am attempting to do is similar to POLITICO and other sites. I apologize for the link to their site but its easier to show you than fully describe it.


    Any help would be great.

  2. tomontoast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You could maybe use this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/sem-author-image/ which adds the author image functionality. Then you just need to put the bio and where to buy their works in the author description. Also see http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_author_meta

  3. John Lyman
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for the response. It seems that plugin hasn't been updated in a while. Essentially I want to be able to upload a book jacket, put the info in their and post it. Will I be able to do so by creating products with the Canvas theme? There's a book theme in the pipeline from what I understand but my site is primarily articles and blog posts about politics and other things.

  4. tomontoast
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You should probably ask the Canvas theme developer about modifying the theme.

    To get the specific functionality you will almost certainly have to modify the theme or create a plugin by editing PHP code.

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