Goodreads widget doesn't work.

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  • #865578

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    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.

    #865674

    raincoaster
    Member

    What is the URL of your site, starting with http?

    #865675

    trekkiebeth
    Member
    #865676

    raincoaster
    Member

    You followed exactly these instructions, ie only putting in the numerical component, not the whole line? http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/goodreads-widget/

    #865677

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    Yes. I put in “3973575”

    #865678

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    I’ve tried it 6 times now.

    #865679

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #865681

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    I checked, and the account is public.

    #865682

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    Maybe Goodreads is just having issues and it will get fixed soon.

    #865775

    I’m having exactly the same issue!

    #865778

    timethief
    Member

    The results of a simple forum search for goodreads widget produced this folks > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/goodreads?replies=15#post-859552

    #865789

    trekkiebeth
    Member

    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.

    #865802

    Mine isn’t working either. Hmm…help please?

    #865930

    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?

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