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?

closed as off topic by fuxia Jun 14 '13 at 13:00

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  • 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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