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WordPress Book Bloggers – Help Out!

Hey Everyone,

Are you a book blogger? Do you blog about other things but still read books?

I know a lot of you use different blogging platforms, but if you use WordPress I would appreciate your help.  Please add your voice to my “idea” in the WordPress Ideas forum: “Customizable Goodreads Widget.”

If you’ve ever tried to add a Goodreads widget to your wordpress.com site you know you can’t do it. They (rightfully so) don’t allow iframe or javascript, and they did finally build a widget, however it’s slap-dash and has no customization. I mean look to the right – I can’t be the only one who thinks it looks odd. The coding is similar to that provided by Goodreads so it wouldn’t take much editing for WordPress to make this possible.

I’m not sure if anything will come of it, but it’s worth a shot. So click here and add your thoughts, please!!!!

Thanks!
Geoff

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9 thoughts on “WordPress Book Bloggers – Help Out!”

  1. I switched to using a regular Text Widget and copied in the HTML Widget from my Goodreads profile, which allows for more customization. I have mine set to be fairly simple with no background or border. The CSS is right in HTML copied out, so you can edit it after the fact too.

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      1. Let me know if you need any help with it. It’s not an ideal solution, but waiting for WordPress to prioritize these changes could take ages.

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  2. This would be really helpful for me, as I don’t have the skills (or the time to develop them) in order to do my own poking about with the widget. I’ll head over and add my agreement.

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  3. my technical know how is pretty limited but I can usually find my way around things as long as they are not unduly complex. Widgets in wordpress often have me battled though. So am happy to have added my support to your idea

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