Introduction to Book Library for Joomla 3.x

Book Library Joomla extension provides you with a full-featured book library or book collection management environment on a Joomla-based website. Book Library (Pro Commercial version) includes additional features for the professional librarians on the base of the basic features of the Book Library (Free version).

Book Library is a powerful component for creation online book catalog. It gives a great opportunities to manage your online personal library or public library. OS Book Library can be used to set up and manage community libraries, university libraries and church libraries, private books collections, eBook catalogs, etc. Book library is functional and easy Joomla solution for libraries management that allows manage books, authors, categories of books, reviews and suggestions with ease.

This component can also be used to easily set up a book selling shop using Amazon if you want. With an Amazon Associates ID you can earn credits with book sales from your site through Amazon, while Amazon takes care of the handling and shipping. The component can also be used to easily set up a book selling shop direct on yours site with help of VirtueMart eCommerce solution.

Book Library Pro requires: Joomla 2.5.x/3.x, PHP5 with CURL, XSL, GD and YAZ

v.4.0 PRO, 22 August 2017

  1. Added online rider

v.3.6 PRO, 30 March 2016

  1. Added protection against sql-injection
  2. Added the ability to assign multiple authors to book
  3. Added the ability to edit books from frontend
  4. Fixed Search in backend
  5. Fixed icons of PDF, print and email
  6. Added option what Joomla user group can edit books from frontend
  7. Fixed bug with RSS
  8. Checked compatibility with Joomla 3.5

v.3.5 PRO, 15 September 2015

  1. Added ability to associate books/authors in different languages
  2. Added menu Authors
  3. Added menu User Lend History
  4. Added ability to upload media files (videos, audios, subtitles)
  5. Added ability to clone books/authors
  6. Improved work with constants
  7. Fixed bug with RSS
  8. Redesign of component and modules

v.3.1 PRO, 14 January 2015

  1. Added multi-upload eFile support

v3.02 PRO, 19 November 2014

  1. Added new amazon links (US,BR,IN)

v3.01 PRO, 10 October 2014

  1. Added auto-creating language files
  2. Added layout
  3. Support Joomla 3.x
  4. Modify settings tabs
  5. Added view Search
  6. Optimized speed of loading pages
  7. Fixed bugs of date format
  8. Added price and date format settings
  9. Added format file settings
  10. Added field publish review
  11. Added option approve review
  12. Advanced mail notification option

v3.0 PRO, 10 January 2014

  1. New fully responsive frontend design
  2. More User Friendly interface
  3. Multi Language Support
  4. Opportunity to select a layout for: All Categories, Single Category, Item Page and Advanced Search
  5. Language Manager
  6. Many other small features

2.0 Pro Shop

  1. Added multicategories
  2. Added cart module for bulk/buy add to amazon.
  3. Added book owner, option to show it on frontend.
  4. Added number of pages.
  5. Changed rating book. Now it is average of reviews.
  6. Changed price. Now it is consists of two fields: price and price units.
  7. Added RSS.
  8. Added send email to user about solution admin of lend request.
  9. Changed access to category. Be careful, access to books from several categories is a sum of access to this categories!
  10. Added to search module possible search by price.
  11. Changed Database Structure.
  12. Changed import-export. Now we do full import/export with help XML
  13. Added simi automatic update mode.
  14. Rebuilt fetch info from Amazon. Now we do that with help Curl.

1.5.3 Pro Shop, 21 December 2009

  1. Rebuilded and extended frontend search
  2. Added possibility create links to some Search result
  3. Option Set show or not Add Book button on frontend
  4. Option for Set what user group will see Add Book button on frontend
  5. Option for Set what Book category will have Add Book button on frontend
  6. Possibility show Books index at front end
  7. Option for set show/hide book index at frontend
  8. Option for set for what Users groups - will show Books Index
  9. Was change Book ordering at Backend
  10. Was added Book ordering at Frontend
  11. Was added option for set default Book ordering at frontend
  12. Was added possibility create Menu Items to all Books
  13. Was changed algorithm save Book Covers, now user can type some XXXX for ISBN for fetch information from " On your own" - and for every new book cover name will generate random
  14. Some Bug fixing and work optimize

1.5.2.5 Pro Shop, 18 September 2009

  1. Added possibility to work with new Signed Amazon API

1.5.2.4 Pro Shop, 19 March 2009

  1. Added possibility to sell books through VirtueMart
  2. In Book Manager added buttons "Del Product" (Delete book from VirtueMart) and "Add Product" (Add book to VirtueMart)
  3. In VirtueMart in Products menu - added menu BookLibrary, for returning to BookLibrary.

Book Library Pro Shop offers the following additional options (compared to free version):

  1. Integration with VirtueMart for direct book selling
  2. z39.50 protocol for book information fetching other than from Amazon
  3. Hides book affiliate links (shows internal Joomla URL)
  4. Hides book affiliate links from download managers
  5. Hides direct link to eBook download (shows internal Joomla URL)
  6. Hides eBook download from download managers
  7. Optional button Suggest Book with AJAX show-hide form (allows users to suggest books)
  8. CAPTCHA for Guest Book Reviews & Book Suggestions
  9. Typed Book Reviews kept on screen even when wrong CAPTCHA is entered
  10. Code to allow use of external mambots in book descriptions
  11. Pulls in Editorial Reviews (book descriptions) Exist limitations for not amazon.com domains.
  12. Print Report option with fields choice in Book Manager
  13. Review Manager for user submitted book reviews in the backend (all user book reviews on 1 page)
  14. Email notification to admin when User Review added
  15. Suggestion Manager for user suggested books (all user suggested books on 1 page)
  16. Rights setting who is allowed to suggest books
  17. Email notification to admin when Book Suggestion added
  18. Email notification to admin when Lend Request is submitted
  19. Optional Suggest a Book button with rights settings
  20. Show-hide Buy Now button with Category selection
  21. Rights settings for showing Book Price
  22. Option Show eBook Download License (allows license display before download)
  23. Option Set Review Notification email address (multiple email addresses possible)
  24. Option Set Suggestion Notification email address (multiple email addresses possible)
  25. Option Set Lend Request Notification email address (multiple email addresses possible)
  26. Option BookID Auto-Increment or BookID Manual Entry
  27. Option Show Subcategories to show or hide subcategories in main category list frontend
  28. English, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish language files included
  29. Button in Book Edit screen for setting local book cover path automatically
  30. Option Set show or not Add Book button on frontend
  31. Option for Set what user group will see Add Book button on frontend
  32. Option for Set what Book category will have Add Book button on frontend
  33. Possibility show Books index at front end
  34. Option for set show/hide book index at frontend
  35. Option for set for what Users groups - will show Books Index
  36. Was change Book ordering at Backend
  37. Was added eBook ordering at Frontend
  38. Was added option for set default Book ordering at frontend
  39. Was added possibility create Menu Items to all Books
  40. Was changed algorithm save Book Covers, now user can type some XXXX for ISBN for fetch information from " On your own" - and for every new book cover name will generate random

Useful plugins and modules for latest version of Book Library:

     
  1. Book Library plugin Xmap for Booklibrary: Download
  2. Book Library plugin SEF Links: Download
  3. Book Library plugin Meta Tags: Download
  4. Book Library plugin Search: Download
  5. Book Library plugin Link-in-content: Download
  6. Book Library plugin Community Builder My Books tab: Download
  7. Book Library plugin Simple Membership My books: Download
  8. Book Library module Books from Same author: Download/Buy
  9. Book Library module Featured Books: Download/Buy
  10. Book Library module Featured Authors: Download/Buy
  11. Book Library module Slideshow: Download/Buy
  12. Book Library module Touch Slider: Buy
  13. Book Library module Touch Slider Authors: Buy
  14. Book Library module Search: Download/Buy
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