Would you like to showcase books on your website? With the right plugin, you can set up a WordPress book library to sell your books, earn affiliate commissions, or share your favorite titles with your audience.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a mobile-friendly library on your WordPress site quickly and easily.
Why You Need a Great WordPress Book Library
If you sell products on your WordPress site, you probably already know about and use WooCommerce. It’s the perfect plugin for displaying different types of items and processing payments. However, showcasing books is a bit of a different animal. It requires some extra information, like ISBN, author, publisher, and more.
While you could develop a system to display your books in WooCommerce, there’s already a plugin that does the heavy lifting for you: WordPress Books Library.
WordPress Books Gallery is ready to help you create a beautifully-designed page of books, as well as individual book listings with all the details you could want.
It also features a fully customized search panel, mobile-responsive gallery, API import, and more.
Getting Started with Books Gallery
Using WordPress Books Gallery is super easy. We’ll walk you through it step-by-step, from installation to customization!
Step 1: Install the plugin
Books Gallery is a WordPress plugin, so installation is like any other. The easiest way to find it is through your WordPress dashboard. Navigate to Plugins>Add New. Search for the keyword “Books Gallery.” Once you’ve found it, click Install Now.
Once you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll see “WBG Books” in your left-side dashboard menu.
Books Gallery automatically starts you at the Usage & Tutorial section. Take a couple of minutes to watch the video, it’s a very helpful overview.
Step 2: Add Categories
While adding books might be the first step you would expect, it’s a good idea to add some book categories first. Having a few categories ready can be handy when you add your book details later.