It’s important to write about what you’ve read. For a long time I’ve been meaning to write blog posts for all of the books that I’ve read recently but found that I got lost when it came time to begin the process. So I created a plugin that makes it easy to keep track! Basically, it’s a good-looking way to write about the books you’ve read and display them on your website. I utilize some basic prompts to help you extract the meaningful parts of the book and the plugin then creates a blog post entry from this information. Presently the prompts are:
-What Did You Learn from the Book?
-Any Final Thoughts?
If you have any recommendations for other prompts to use please let me know at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I’d be happy to consider them!
Installation of Books You’ve Read is simple. The shortcode utilized is
[byr_show_all_books] which you can put onto any of your pages or posts. Here’s some more installation info:
- Upload the
byrfolder to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
<?php do_action('byr_show_all_books'); ?>in your templates or place
[byr_show_all_books]in a post or a page
- Begin writing about the books that you’ve read!
Please keep in mind that books need a featured image in order to properly show up on the list of all books. I recommend using a high-quality image of the cover of the book but you can be as creative as you’d like.
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