WPBookList Categories Extension Guide

Let me guess – you just recently purchased the wonderful WPBookList Categories Extension for WPBooklist, and now you’re here seeking guidance on how to get the most our of your new purchase. What?! You haven’t purchased the WPBookList Categories Extension!?! Stop everything you’re doing right now and buy the WPBookList Categories Extensions – otherwise this webpage will fill with nothing but links to the WPBookList Categories Extension until you do so. Seriously. It will, I promise.

Fine, you called my bluff, that won’t actually happen – however, the quality of your life will severely diminish if you don’t buy the WPBookList Categories Extension. For those who have, read on ye faithful WPBookList user…

Basic Usage

So here’s the most basic, barebones way of using the WPBookList Categories Extension:

[wpbooklist_categories]

You can see the output of that shortcode below…

American politics
144
Art
149
Biography & Autobiography
44
48
52
53
55
61
63
66
75
81
91
106
110
113
114
116
119
124
132
134
138
139
140
141
159
Business & Economics
43
51
82
84
85
88
95
96
98
158
Comics & Graphic Novels
155
172
Computers
67
70
135
Economic aspects of Social media
83
Fantasy fiction
49
Fiction
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
35
39
50
57
68
72
73
74
76
77
78
79
80
89
90
92
94
100
101
102
104
115
122
123
125
126
127
128
130
131
166
167
168
169
170
171
175
Games
60
108
Games & Activities
42
146
150
Health & Fitness
71
165
History
45
56
103
105
109
136
137
142
143
145
164
Home-based businesses
97
Internet Archive Wishlist
54
Juvenile Fiction
37
46
118
Legend of Zelda (Game)
151
Literary Criticism
33
MEDICAL
65
Medical
133
New York Times bestseller
129
Political Science
86
Psychology
36
120
Religion
69
87
107
Roman Empire
58
Science
4
59
64
117
Seiun Award
99
Self-Help
13
15
16
34
Social psychology
93
Travel
40
Uncategorized
38
41
62
111
112
121
147
148
152
153
154
157
160
161
162
163
173
174
prize:pulitzer=1998
47
156

Placing that shortcode wherever shortcodes work on your website will display your default Library, organized by category. The width of the Categories view should be as wide as the rest of the content on your page – it shouldn’t be any different from say, a paragraph of text or, if you’ve placed this in a sidebar, the total width of that sidebar.

Categories Width

Speaking of width, if you’d like to specify exactly how wide your Category view should be, use the default Categories shortcode with the ‘Width’ argument (I know, crazy right!?):

[wpbooklist_categories width="70"]

You can see the output of this shortcode below – a narrower instance of the output above…

American politics
144
Art
149
Biography & Autobiography
44
48
52
53
55
61
63
66
75
81
91
106
110
113
114
116
119
124
132
134
138
139
140
141
159
Business & Economics
43
51
82
84
85
88
95
96
98
158
Comics & Graphic Novels
155
172
Computers
67
70
135
Economic aspects of Social media
83
Fantasy fiction
49
Fiction
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
14
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
35
39
50
57
68
72
73
74
76
77
78
79
80
89
90
92
94
100
101
102
104
115
122
123
125
126
127
128
130
131
166
167
168
169
170
171
175
Games
60
108
Games & Activities
42
146
150
Health & Fitness
71
165
History
45
56
103
105
109
136
137
142
143
145
164
Home-based businesses
97
Internet Archive Wishlist
54
Juvenile Fiction
37
46
118
Legend of Zelda (Game)
151
Literary Criticism
33
MEDICAL
65
Medical
133
New York Times bestseller
129
Political Science
86
Psychology
36
120
Religion
69
87
107
Roman Empire
58
Science
4
59
64
117
Seiun Award
99
Self-Help
13
15
16
34
Social psychology
93
Travel
40
Uncategorized
38
41
62
111
112
121
147
148
152
153
154
157
160
161
162
163
173
174
prize:pulitzer=1998
47
156

This shortcode will output the same Category view as the shortcode from above, pulling books in from your default Library, but with a width of 70% – so roughly speaking, if you also have a full-width paragraph of text on the page you’ve placed this shortcode on, then this Categories view will be about 70% of the width of that paragraph of text.

Let’s say you wanted to pull books from a different Library – simply use the ‘table’ argument like so:

[wpbooklist_categories table="nonfiction"]

Biography
2
Psychology
1

The output above is the same kind of awesome content you’ve come to expect from the WPBookList Categories Extension, but this time its pulling books from my sample ‘nonfiction’ Library.

Auto-Converting

Just one more thing to discuss – the auto-converting of existing WPbookList Libraries to ‘Category’ Libraries if the visitor viewing your website is doing so from a mobile device. Below this paragraph I’ve placed the regular WPBookList shortcode we’ve all come to know and love oh-so-much. For brevity’s sake, I’m using my much smaller ‘nonfiction’ Library.

wp_wpbooklist_jre_nonfiction

Search by: Title Author Category

Filter by Publication Year Range

To

Total Books: 2

Finished: 0

Signed: 0

First Editions: 0

Total Pages Read: 0

Categories: 2

Library Completion: 0%

"My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read. " - Abraham Lincoln

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If you’re reading this post on a desktop or laptop, you should see a regular ‘ol WPBookList Library above, but if you’re on a mobile device, you should see the output above automatically converted to the Categories view provided by the WPBookList Categories Extension. To enable this auto-converting magic, just check the box that reads “Enable Auto-Converting to ‘Categories’ View” on the ‘Categories’ menu page. Below is a screenshot:

 

This is where you set the Categories Mobile Option

 

That’s it! Now you’re a WPBookList Categories Master!

 

 

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2 responses...

So…what are the category extension shortcode options? (isn’t this the page on which the link said they would appear?)

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