New Feature: Publish to Blog

Posted by Louise on July 7, 2010
Good news, WordPress users, you now have the ability to automatically publish your Goodreads review to your blog. This saves you valuable time since you no longer have to copy your review, log into your blog, and then paste it.

Step 1: update your blog settings page with your login credentials.

Step 2: write a review or edit an existing one.

Step 3: check the 'post to blog' box at the bottom of the review form.

post to blog checkbox


Step 4: admire your automatically published post on your blog.

Automagically generated post from goodreads


Questions? Comments? Voice them in this thread.

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message 1: by Robert (new)

Robert I have filled out the required information. When I add a review, I do not have "post to blog" as an option.


message 2: by Louise (new)

Louise Oops, that's a bug. I've put in a fix for it, which means you should be able to see "post to blog" after the next release. Tomorrow!


message 3: by Robert (new)

Robert I saw elsewhere that this is because I do not have Twitter or FB enabled. I enabled Twitter and all worked as expected. Thank you.

I did have my FB stuff in there, but I had disabled it.


message 4: by Liam (new)

Liam Littleton Awesome, but now how about something for us Blogger users? We're feeling kinda left out :(


message 5: by Gina (new)

Gina Fantastic and fabulous! When I post reviews, I do so here first, then my blogs, on Chapters, both Amazon sites and B&N. This will save me so much time! Thank you!


message 6: by Data (new)

Data Recovery Hello,
Great!! Thanks a lot for the resource. It will prove helpful to save our precious time.
Regards
Data Recovery


message 7: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer It would be great to see this for other blogging platforms, like Moveable Type...


message 8: by Sue (new)

Sue Here's another vote for Blogger.


message 9: by Ze2red (new)

Ze2red i would love to see this for blogger too.


message 10: by Louise (new)

Louise Great news, I added blogger support. Just use the pulldown menu in the blog settings page and select blogger.


message 11: by Cherish (new)

Cherish Best news I've heard all day! Thanks


message 12: by Christian (new)

Christian Brumm Awesome, will try the feature with my next post.

Side question: Is there a way to post old reviews to your blog? (get to the html/script of an old review that is)

Thanks! :)


message 13: by Louise (new)

Louise Christian, once you set up the post to blog feature, you can just go to the 'edit' link of any of your old reviews and click on the "post to blog" checkbox on the bottom and hit 'save' and it will post it automatically to the blog. If you just want to see the html of the review, just go to the 'show' page of that review and on the right side you should see a "blog this review" text box with some text you can copy/paste.


message 14: by Christian (new)

Christian Brumm Perfect! Thanks so much!


message 15: by Louise (new)

Louise Lluvia, could it be that the blogs got saved as a draft?


message 16: by John (new)

John Martin I'm sorry, but this isn't working at all.

I can't even give goodreads my blogger login info. When I choose blogger as the service I'm using, the login and password fields disappear.

Hoping we can get some clarification on how to automatically post our reviews to blogger.

Thanks!


message 17: by Ana (new)

Ana Mardoll I have Blogger, and I can't seem to get this to work.

I set the blog type to blogger, and found the url just fine. User name, I'm not sure about - I've tried with 'anamardoll' and 'anamardoll@gmail.com'. I've checked "publish to draft".

When I write a review on GoodReads, I check the "publish to blog" box, but nothing happens on my blog. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Thanks!


message 18: by Creeva (new)

Creeva Everytime I attempt to add a wordpress site I get "post URL can not be blank" - it isn't - but it does blank out when I get that error message.

I have tried multiple wordpress installs that I have - and I have tried with and without the http:// - any ideas?


message 19: by Louise (new)

Louise Creeva, I'll take a look at this and let you know. Thanks for reporting it.


message 20: by Louise (new)

Louise Creeva, I've fixed it. It should be working in the next release.

John, if you're using this with blogger, you should just need to authorize with blogger with the link. Then it will bring you back to the blog setup page, where you can follow the directions below on the page to put in your post url.


message 21: by Creeva (new)

Creeva Thanks Louise - I think I did it a couple dozen times from two computers - and I thought I was nuts.

Thank you for restoring the sanity in myself.....for the moment


message 22: by Ana (new)

Ana Mardoll Louise, if you don't mind my asking, are there plans to add "publish as draft" to the blogger option?

That exists currently for wordpress, but disappears when you select blogger.

Thanks!


message 23: by Louise (new)

Louise Ana, it's not high on the priority list, but I'll keep it in mind for a fun friday.


message 24: by Ana (new)

Ana Mardoll Thank you, Louise, I appreciate it! :)


message 25: by Chad (new)

Chad Barnes My Wordpress blog homepage feed does not show the photo of the book unless I click the title of the post and go to that page. Any ideas?


message 26: by JaceAngel (new)

JaceAngel Ana wrote: "I have Blogger, and I can't seem to get this to work.

I set the blog type to blogger, and found the url just fine. User name, I'm not sure about - I've tried with 'anamardoll' and 'anamardoll@gma..."

I have the same problem can anybody help?


message 27: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Shipe I is not working for me


~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews Need help with both wordpress and blogger. Did both but nothing happens on blog.


message 29: by Donna (new)

Donna Need help with Blogger. Whenever I try to Authenticate, I get this message:
"The page you have requested cannot be displayed. Another site was requesting access to your Google Account, but sent a malformed request. Please contact the site that you were trying to use when you received this message to inform them of the error. A detailed error message follows:

AuthSub target path prefix does not match the provided "next" URL."

Help


message 30: by Chad (new)

Chad Barnes Is there a way to have Amazon links autopost to Wordpress along with the book review?


message 31: by Meg (new)

Meg Dean This worked fine for me until a month ago and now it is no longer working! I have not made any changes to my blog...HELP!


message 32: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda Rose Cefalo HI I have a wordpress.com not wordpress.org anyways I can't seem to find the post url so that I can set it up to automically
post to my blog when I made a review?

Help here do I find this on wordpress.com dashboard?
Thanks
Lu


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Lucinda wrote: "HI I have a wordpress.com not, wordpress.org anyways I can't seem to find the post URL so that I can set it up to automatically
post to my blog when I made a review?

Help here do I find this on wor..."


Simple, type your blog URL in. So it should be example.wordpress.com
You can find this-this by going on Wordpress 'My Site(S) Clicking on the visit site button and copying the link!


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

But, it doesn't work for me. Simply, I click the option 'Post to blog' but NOTHING happens? NOTHING. No sign. And when I click the edit to the review, the box is unticked automatically? Heeeeeelp, please?


message 35: by Lou (new)

Lou Grimm Thanks Louise! I love it! Just wondering though - are the spoiler alerts working properly? I just used this new feature to post here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/5259... - and the spoilers aren't hidden.


message 36: by Colin (new)

Colin Marks one thing to watch out for is that the login to your blog must be uninterrupted. I added Google's reCAPTCHA plugin for extra security to login my screen, but this means that the goodreads posts then fail. As far as I know, you can't have both - either you get automatic blog post creation, or you have a captcha enabled. Hope that helps.


message 37: by Trisha (new)

Trisha I have added the wordpress information, and made sure that post to blog was checked. When I post a review it is still not going to my blog. I need to use my page URL correct?


message 38: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Reilly Sorry if I'm being ignorant, but my blog is hosted on Weebly, and I couldn't get it to update my latest review. I'm currently trying to build my author page (was just accepted as an author a couple weeks ago!) and this sort of thing would come in very handy. Please advise! Thanks


message 39: by Colin (new)

Colin Marks Tricia wrote: "I have added the wordpress information, and made sure that post to blog was checked. When I post a review it is still not going to my blog. I need to use my page URL correct?"

does the URL include "/xmlrpc.php" on the end? this is needed. also, try logging in manually with the credentials you gave to the goodreads settings.


message 40: by Trisha (new)

Trisha I finally figured it out. Ty


message 41: by Cathy (new)

Cathy I can't figure it out. Help! I entered my wordpress url and stuck /xmlrpc.php behind it. Is that right?

As log-in I entered my username.

It's not working, what am I doing wrong?

On the goodreads help about this it says I should go to my blog mainsite and view the source code. I have no idea how to do that or where to find it...


message 42: by Colin (new)

Colin Marks Morning all, I received an email today saying that the post-review-to-wordpress-blog ability was being removed as the integration is no longer compatible. It definitely is for me, I've been using this feature for the past five years without an issue... So, please don't remove it, it's really useful!!!


message 43: by Lou (new)

Lou Grimm Hello everyone - I also received the email saying post-to-wordpress has been discontinued.

I'm wondering how everyone's now posting to their blogs? The email said we could 'copy and paste' but it's not quite that simple. I'm going to have a look at setting up a template as an intermediary step but even that's laborious.


message 44: by Lou (new)

Lou Grimm Lou wrote: "Hello everyone - I also received the email saying post-to-wordpress has been discontinued.

I'm wondering how everyone's now posting to their blogs? The email said we could 'copy and paste' but it..."



--Actually, cancel my comment. I figured out how to copy and paste properly - instead of pasting directly into my blog I have to paste into a text document first. Then it seems to work just fine!


message 45: by TDCbookreviews (new)

TDCbookreviews This is no longer working and when you click on that link only blogger is showing up NOT wordpress!


Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC) TDCbookreviews wrote: "This is no longer working and when you click on that link only blogger is showing up NOT wordpress!"

I just found this out now too. What is going on? :(


Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC) Colin wrote: "Morning all, I received an email today saying that the post-review-to-wordpress-blog ability was being removed as the integration is no longer compatible. It definitely is for me, I've been using t..."

It sucks now.


message 48: by Colin (last edited Sep 15, 2017 01:12AM) (new)

Colin Marks Yep, it's been removed - I can no longer post to wordpress - such a shame, as this was working absolutely fine (see http://colinmarks.com/ - all reviews except the last were posted automatically from here). If anyone from goodreads is reading this blog page, please please please, reinstall wordpress support - there was nothing wrong with it. I'll have to hand craft the reviews now which is time consuming...


message 49: by Morpa (new)

Morpa Sucks, this was working great, I just noticed they removed it. Are there any other platforms that are goodreads-like that supports this?


message 50: by Debra (new)

Debra Great idea-I checked the box "post to blog"made sure mmy blog address was in my profile...but review is not showing up there. Here is my blog-it is wordpress
http://debrafillingim.com/

What am I doing wrong?


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