My Google Books Library
[resolved] Random Order (2 posts)

  1. aharris88
    Posted 2 years ago #


    Thank you so much for giving me credit in your description about where you got the code for the widget! It means a lot.

    I recently got a request for a shortcode feature, a horizontal layout, and random order. The problem I ran into is that if I say that I want maxResults=40, the largest amount Google will give back is 40 (actually 39 I think). To get more than that you have to make another request with a startindex (of 39 I believe (it starts at 0)) and a maxResults=40. And you have to repeat that until you get no more results.

    I haven't figured out a good way to do that. Maybe you could help. Also, if you start putting multiple widgets on a page, the page can get slow, and the widgets sometimes don't load. Do you know a good way of making it load asynchronously with jquery ajax?


  2. hugmin42
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #


    I wouldn't just steal it. :-)

    I got the same request except I already have shortcode, but not horizontal and random order. I have implemented these two options, but are waiting for feedback before I upload the new update.

    The Google Books api is not what it should or could be. I did not notice the 40 limit because I don't have a library with that many books yet to test it. Someone also reported the issue with the plugin shortcode that sometimes displays the books and sometimes just don't.

    I'm sorry that I can't help. I just expanded your code to be able to put one's books on a page and not just in the widget area. I don't have any knowledge of jquery.

    Please keep me posted if you find a solution.

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