My Goodreads Widget Just Stopped Working

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  • #1467121

    prismagazine
    Member

    Not working on my blog either, http://pimpfreud.com
    Might try the custom HTML route.

    #1467122

    agnesis
    Member

    I just wish it worked the way it did. I don’t want to play with html…

    #1467124

    ag1024
    Member

    Same problem here.

    Thanks for the code tip, Coffeespew, I will try that.

    #1467126

    ag1024
    Member

    Thanks again Coffeespew! The code works beautifully! It is much better than the GoodReads widget (more customisable, looks great), so I’ll keep it this way and don’t care about the widget any more.

    #1467127

    kiskil
    Member

    I too have employed Coffeespew’s fix (fantastic!), but I noticed that when I add that text widget, none of the other widgets under it show on my page. So I have had to make the Goodreads text-widget the last one (and I would prefer it to be higher up!).

    Has anyone else also found this happening?

    #1467131

    chagall80
    Member

    Not working on my blog.

    #1467134

    gumptionpm
    Member

    Goodreads has gone blank on 6 of my blogs – I’m removing the widget.

    #1467135

    ag1024
    Member

    Follow up to Coffeespew’s fix:

    it appears that the text widget does not update. I display my shelf “Read” and finished a book today and market it “Read” on Goodreads, but the book has not shown up in the widget. I also changed the ratings for a few book Yesterday, and the changes are not reflected in the widget – it still shows the old ratings:-(

    Does anyone else have this issue with the text widget suggested by Coffeespew? And importantly, have managed to fix it… how?

    I love that the text widget is so customisable compared to the real widget, but not if I have to re-copy-paste the code every time I update GoodReads…

    #1467136

    chagall80
    Member

    @ag1024 Yeah, what’s the point of a widget if you always have to update it manually?

    #1467140

    whatmeread
    Member

    Yeah, that seems to be what’s happening to me, too. I tried clicking “automatically add paragraphs,” but I’m not sure what that does. I am trying to share my Currently Reading shelf. If it doesn’t update, I’ll probably remove it.

    #1467141

    whatmeread
    Member

    Hi, all, since this problem seems to be fairly widespread and I am seeing it on blogs that don’t appear to be from WordPress, I wrote in to Goodreads. They have replied that they changed some of their security protocols, which caused the Goodreads widget not to work. They said WordPress has been in touch with them about this and someone is working on it. The reason that their widgets do not work on WordPress is that WordPress does not allow Javascript. So, I am going ahead and disabling the Goodreads widget that I tried on my blog when the WordPress one broke. And we can hope that WordPress will soon have a new widget for us.

    #1467142

    bradleyf81
    Member

    I don’t think the issue is just with WordPress.com hosted blogs, because I’m using self-hosted and the widget is also showing the same error: “No books in this shelf yet”:

    http://www.bradleyfarless.com/

    It’s in the footer. It was working fine for more than a year. I just noticed today that it had gone blank.

    #1467143

    kmke
    Member

    It’s working again! (At least on my blog it is.) Thanks for the help :)

    #1467146

    eurello
    Staff

    Hi there – The Goodreads widget should be working for everyone now. Thanks for your patience, and let us know if you’re still having any problems with it.

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