My Goodreads Widget Just Stopped Working
Can anyone provide any help? I know it is set up correctly because it was working for months until today. I tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it with no luck. It is simply blank. I have a book on the shelf that it is looking at, but it says “no books in this shelf yet.” The other topics on this subject seem to deal with getting it to work in the first place, not with it stopping working (except one, which has no helpful answer).
The blog I need help with is whatmeread.wordpress.com.
Identical problem here. It’s been going blank intermittently for several days, and now today just isn’t working at all. I finally disabled the Goodreads widget altogether. Really bums me out. It was a terrific widget while it worked. Would love to know what’s going on and if it will be fixed. http://www.coffeespew.org
Have you folks checked at Goodreads support to see if this is a known issue there?
Please check out Goodreads support and I’ll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.
Yes. At least, I didn’t find any information about it on their support site.
I’m experiencing exactly the same thing. I’ve had the goodreads widget on my website for the past year, and today it stopped working. I also couldn’t find any information on the goodreads support site. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I’m sorry that we Volunteers have no support to provide other than pointing to the support documentation here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/goodreads-widget/ and tagging this thread for Staff help which I did previously.
I have the same problem. It worked perfectly when i just got the widget but now, no books are listed. I contacted goodreads and they told me that I need to ask wordpress… I really hope we can get some help soon. the widget was great.
Of course you will get support and that will happen after Staff address every thread that was tagged for their help prior to this one being tagged. They work forward as would be expected from the threads with the earliest date stamps and time stamps to the most recent threads. As there is a considerable backlog so I do not recommend holding your breath. I recommend subscribing to the thread so you are notified when they respond, and getting on with the other aspects of blogging while waiting.
For what it’s worth, I was able to fiddle a bit with the “custom widget” code that Goodreads offers on their website (most of their offered widgets expressly DON’T work with WordPress blogs) and now have a rudimentary Goodreads display on my blog at http://www.coffeespew.org if anyone wants to check it out. It’s definitely not what I’d prefer. It’s evident, however, that WordPress’s own Goodreads widget isn’t currently working for anyone. I found several examples around the Web of similarly blank WordPress Goodreads widgets not displaying on blogs.
For any Staff looking in, there are at least two older threads as far back as 26 September reporting the same problem.
my goodreads widget just stopped working after working fine for months.
please help, thanks!
the blog in question is http://lindalitebeing.wordpress.com/
Coffee spew, I looked at your site, and it looks better than nothing, but I have an us customized site (I.e., free), and I haven’t figured out a way to insert code. Is there away to do that with a free site, or do I have to upgrade?
I meant uncustomized. Sorry.
Hi, whatmeread. Not sure what’s available to you. I inserted the code (some of which I had to strip out) into a text box (“arbitrary text or HTML”) that I formatted from my WordPress widget page (same page that the WordPress Goodreads widget is found).
Hi all – Thanks for the report. The widget doesn’t appear to be working, so I’ve reported this to our developers and I will keep you all posted.
:( Not working on my blog either.
Hi, coffeespew, I DID find that option. Any way you could share your code or tell is which widget you used and what you stripped out?
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by William T. Vollmann
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