The free Genesis Author Pro plugin adds a custom post type Books to you WordPress website.
The plugin extends the WordPress admin area with a panel named Library, which has several links to help you administer your publications.
Here below, I walk you through the screens of th Author Pro plugin.
The default option of the Library panel is the All Books screen, from where you have access to existing book posts.
Add New Book
New book posts are created through the Add New Book link.
The Book Details of Book posts include custom fields for:
- Featured Text
- Publication Date
- Available in
- Three custom buttons
It is entirely up to you whether you use all three buttons, and when yes, for which purposes.
Authors, Series, and Tags
As you can see in the images above, the plugin includes taxonomies for Authors, Series, and Tags.
These taxonomies allow you to classify posts, and visitors to make a selection of the available books.
Authors and Tags are like the regular WordPress tags, while the Series taxonomy allows you to create parent and children just WordPress categories.
With the Archive Settings of the plugin, you have the opportunity to add a headline and intro text to the books archive pages. Just as you can, for example, with categories and tags of ordinary posts.
Featured Book widget
Books are displayed by the aid of the Genesis Author Pro Featured Book widget, single book pages, and archive book pages.
Displaying a book in a widget area of your theme is easy with the Genesis Author Pro Featured Book widget.
Download for Free
The Genesis Author Pro plugin has been developed for the StudioPress Author Pro theme, but should work with any HTML5 Genesis child theme.
You can download the Genesis Author Pro plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory. For free.