en WordPress.com Forums › Support Goodreads widget doesn't work. Author Posts April 10, 2012 at 6:36 am #865578 trekkiebethMember I followed the instructions to make sure I got my correct Goodreads numeric user ID. I entered it into the widget, selected the shelf I wanted, and clicked save. The user ID I entered disappeared and the widget is blank on my site. The blog I need help with is trekkiebeth.wordpress.com. April 10, 2012 at 6:56 am #865674 raincoasterMember What is the URL of your site, starting with http? April 10, 2012 at 7:13 am #865675 trekkiebethMember http://trekkiebeth.wordpress.com/ Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/3973575-beth April 10, 2012 at 7:53 am #865676 raincoasterMember You followed exactly these instructions, ie only putting in the numerical component, not the whole line? http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/goodreads-widget/ April 10, 2012 at 7:54 am #865677 trekkiebethMember Yes. I put in “3973575” April 10, 2012 at 7:56 am #865678 trekkiebethMember I’ve tried it 6 times now. April 10, 2012 at 8:13 am #865679 raincoasterMember I get an error when I go to Goodreads and try to see that account. Is it public? I think the error here is on the Goodreads side. April 10, 2012 at 8:18 am #865681 trekkiebethMember I checked, and the account is public. April 10, 2012 at 8:21 am #865682 trekkiebethMember Maybe Goodreads is just having issues and it will get fixed soon. April 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm #865775 beinglynnpatersonMember I’m having exactly the same issue! April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm #865778 timethiefMember The results of a simple forum search for goodreads widget produced this folks > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/goodreads?replies=15#post-859552 April 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm #865789 trekkiebethMember That thread suggests that the answer is to add your whole ID, meaning numbers and name. I tried that and it still didn’t work. April 10, 2012 at 6:03 pm #865802 findingmyfarmgirlMember Mine isn’t working either. Hmm…help please? May 18, 2012 at 1:14 am #865930 greeneyedgoldieMember Mine worked perfectly after trying quite a few times. I started out entering the entire ID but it did not work. The numbers only did work on Google Chrome. (It took a few minutes to actually show the book images inside the widget and I had to refresh the page to show it) My new problem is that the widget only works on Chrome… NOT Safari or Firefox, and I didn’t bother trying anything else. On these browsers it’s just a box that says it needs a plug-in to work and that there is no plug-in available. What to do? Author Posts The topic ‘Goodreads widget doesn't work.’ is closed to new replies.