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Edited: Jun 18, 2009, 9:27am Top

There's a new option on the widget builder page that allows you to show books only from designated collection(s).


-Mike (mike@librarything.com)

Jun 17, 2009, 5:52pm Top

Oh is it working now? This is amazing, thanks so much Mike!!

Jun 17, 2009, 9:59pm Top

You are the man.

Edited: Jun 18, 2009, 8:16am Top

Most awesome.

(And the correct link)

Jun 18, 2009, 8:30am Top

A small bug (or just wording).
If you filter by collection and you de-select all collections, the error message says:
"Books must belong to at least one collection.
Book will be added to Your Library"

It seems like it simply falls back to using All collections which seems like the correct behavior but the message made me wonder what it says (and it seems like the same message that you get when you try to add a book with no collections selected... Maybe we need a slightly different message? :)

Jun 18, 2009, 9:29am Top

Thanks Abby!

5> You're absolutely right. The behavior is correct and the message is not, I'll clean that up.


Jun 18, 2009, 11:33am Top

AnnieMod, got it, thanks for pointing that out! -Mike

Jun 18, 2009, 11:35am Top


Jun 18, 2009, 11:42am Top

You are welcome - I was cleaning up translation and first thought I had messed it up. Then saw that it is the English version that is messed up :)

Jun 19, 2009, 11:11pm Top

Thanks mike
(info added to Collections wiki)

Edited: Jun 21, 2009, 1:11am Top

I've created my "What I'm Currently Reading" widget, but whenever I use this link to look at it, the 'Collections' drop down has "All Collections" checked even though I created the widget with "Currently Reading" checked (only).

Anyone know how to make the 'Collections' choice stick?


Jun 21, 2009, 1:08am Top

Also (re: post 11), my widget has "books with details" selected and only the cover checked. However, when I link to my widget, the cover and the author is checked. It's not bad, just annoying.

Anyone know how to make the 'Show' selection stick to just the cover?


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