I trying to find a plugin where-by I can keep an inventory of all the books I have read (I currently record them in a paper dairy) and also write little reviews for them. I've seen a few plugins but they don't seem quite right for what I'm after.

Some of the features I was interested in include:

  • Categorizing my books by author, genre
  • Being able to search my book library
  • Being able to write my own review as well as point to official reviews
  • Perhaps linking the book to an official page (much like the OpenBook Book Data plugin)

I would use the OpenBook Book Data plugin but that doesn't seem to offer the search and categorizing capabilities I'm after. Does anyone know of any plugin that offers these features?

  • You seem to be seeking more of an out of the box solution then something you could create yourself? If you're familiar with the WP back-end, custom post types are the way to go. Otherwise, I doubt you'll find something so niche. – Noel Tock Jul 2 '12 at 5:44
  • Once I've seen a theme for 'books' management, but don't remmember which... I agree with Noel about the "niche". The plugin in fdsa answer will help to build the back-end, but you'll probably have to program a good chunk of the front-end... – brasofilo Jul 2 '12 at 7:09

You could use the plugin Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management. You could create a custom post type 'book' and then add the various custom fields to book.

  • hmm, sounds interesting. I'll take a look. cheers – dreza Jul 2 '12 at 5:53

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