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ThreadStarter: Books 1.0.7

$14.95 · Renewal Term: $5.95 per 6 months

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About This File


This plugin allows users to easily create topics about books and fill them with content automatically.

Requires a free Goodreads API key which can be obtained here.


  • Users can add books to topics. After attaching the book, which can be done easily using a search with auto complete or by using the ISBN, the thread will show various information about the chosen book above the post.
  • The topic will show the book cover, similar books, content description and much more.
  • Amazon buy buttons with affiliate tags can be shown for books.
  • Discussed books can be shown in adjustable widgets which allow random order, recently posted, most discussed and much more.
  • Posting content can be restricted to certain forums.
  • Book boards can show books with the cover art above the topic list.
  • Access rights to edit and post content.
  • Posting content can also be allowed in clubs.
  • API support to search, add and remove content programmatically.


How to Install

  • Go to ACP > applications and upload the downloaded tar file.
  • ThreadStarter: Core has to be installed for the ThreadStarter plugin to work!
  • After installation a free Goodreads API key has to be added in the settings. The API key can be obtained here.
  • Note: Some data might not be passed by the goodreads api for some books due to copyright reasons. For most bestsellers it is not problem, some smaller publications might not show cover image or description text however. All other information usually works.



Compatible with other ThreadStarter plugins


Other plugins




What's New in Version 1.0.7   See changelog


  • Books can now be added by copy and pasting book URLs from amazon
  • Fixed some amazon tracking ID issues
  • ThreadStarter topics now get updated automatically after the interval set in the ACP, this will only affect new topics and old topics that have been edited once since the update
  • Added a button to set the topic title automatically to the current selected ThreadStarter content
  • Fixed some performance issues
  • The ThreadStarter Core only has to be installed once instead of one time for each plugin now. This reduces load times and leads to a less cluttered configuration
  • All ThreadStarter widgets are combined into a single widget now and have to be reconfigured
  • All ThreadStarter APIs have been combined into a single API new and have to be reconfigured

Note: With this update ThreadStarter Core is required, you can download it together with the plugin. It only needs to be installed once, if you installed it from another ThreadStarter plugin you do not need to install it again.
Widgets will need to be reconfigured once. It is recommended to have the latest version of all ThreadStarter plugins installed to avoid compatibility issues.

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   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

As with the other Threadstarter apps this is a great way to introduce members to authors they may never heard of and for those that have heard of an author, it's a great way to begin discussions.  Alternative reading is also added to the thread with books that are similar.  Lots of information added too so it's a brilliant execution of an application to get people both talking and reading.  Excellent support from the developer who never ceases to improve the app and deal with any issues swiftly and effectively.  Well worth having.

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