Currently Reading

Currently Reading | Eugéne Roux


Supplying an ISBN (and, optionally, a Title) will display a cover image of the relevant book with a link to that book’s page on Google Books using the Google Books API.

Using the Widget you can choose whether to:

  • Force all calls to Google to be HTTPS, instead of the API returned HTTP
  • Pad the Image (selected by default, uses internal CSS)
  • Display a Box-Shadow (selected by default, uses internal CSS)
  • Choose Alternate Google Country (defaults to “Worldwide”)

as well as

  • Decide whether you would like to use a Title
  • Define the ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 of the book.


  1. Activate the Plugin via “Plugins” → “Currently Reading” → “Activate” (if you hadn’t already done so).
  2. Go to “Appearance” → “Widgets” and drag the “Reading” widget into whichever Sidebar you choose.
  3. In the “Currently Reading” widget, you can then customise it further.


Manual Install

  1. Unzip the file.
  2. Upload currently-reading.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  4. Use the “Currently Reading” widget (found under Appearance → Widgets).

Automated Install

  1. Go to “Plugins” → “Add New” in your Control Panel.
  2. Search for the keywords “Currently Reading”.
  3. Click the “Install Now” button on “Currently Reading” by “Eugéne Roux”.
  4. When prompted “Are you sure you want to install this plugin?” select “OK”.
  5. Once the installation is finished, you will be prompted to “Activate Plugin”.


  1. Follow your normal installation procedure
  2. Open each Widget’s control panel and re-save

Use the WordPress Plug-in System

  1. Select “Upgrade and Activate”
  2. Congratulate yourself on a sterling job.

Plugin author

Eugéne Roux

Plugin official website address
If you encounter problems in using the Currently Reading plugin, you can comment below, and I will try my best to help you solve the problem

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