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My Shelfari Bookshelf Profile Tab
Mod Version: 1.00, by Chadi (Member) Chadi is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (4 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 14
Released: 24 Apr 2009 Last Update: Never Downloads: 54
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My Shelfari Bookshelf Profile Tab
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Screenshot: click here

Should work fine on 3.6x and up

Special thank you to member Wired1 and moderator Lynne who gave me assistance in creating this.

This will add a new tab in members' profile called "My Shelfari Bookshelf" and displays that user's Shelfari bookshelf, using Shelfari's flash widget.


See screenshot.

  1. Register a free account at
  2. Upload plug-in attached: admincp > manage products
  3. Create a new user profile field (admincp > add new user profile field > Single-Line Text Box>
    • Title: My Shelfari Bookshelf
    • Description: What is your account username?
    • Private Field: Yes
    • Field Searchable on Members List: No
    • Show on Members List: No
    • Everything else, leave as is
    • Make a note of the new field# for that new profile field
  4. Edit template memberinfo_block_shelfari
    • First line, change "fieldX" to actual field number you noted (eg. field50)
  5. Go to admincp > plugin manager and edit "My Shelfari Bookshelf" plug-in.
    • Find "fieldX" and as you did in the template, change to actual field # (eg. field50). Save.
Now, you can go to your profile > edit details and you will see the Shelfari field that says "What is your account username?" If this field is left blank by the member, the My Shelfari Bookshelf tab in member profile will not show up. It will only show up if it is filled in. Test it by using my own username Shelfari username: chadi


Shelfari allows you to customize many variables such as width, height, Amazon associate ID (ethically, mine is not included in this plugin don't worry), etc. If you want to customize this, use the below *sample* as reference. You will need to edit the <embed .... </embed> portion in plugin manager to change these variables. This plugin by default will display your "own books".

Variables you can change inside the <embed>.....</embed> widget code

Variable shown in red, in parenthesis is what it displays. Change only the variable inred, parenthesis is just to explain what that variable option shows.

Variable: ListType
  • isread (I've Read)
  • nowreading (I'm Reading)
  • isowned (Books Owned)
  • top (My Favorites)
Variable: Height / Width
  • height : whatever you want
  • width: whatever you want
Variable: Amazon Associates ID

In plugin code find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Add *after*

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

(change yourID to your actual Amazon Associates ID)

Example of that code portion:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

I use 700x700 width/height. This displays 4 columns and 3 rows nicely.

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Old 24 Apr 2009, 07:31
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awesome job brother Godbless and keep making these great mods!

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Old 24 Apr 2009, 15:02
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 15:48
vixt0ria vixt0ria is offline
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Hello! As far as troubleshooting goes - I have it all installed, and it works with *your* Shelfari userID but not with mine. There is clearly something I'm doing wrong but I can't figure out what. Are you able to think of any reasons why my account isn't being picked up in my forum? I have activated an account, the account has books in it. I just don't get it.
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 21:15
kalisekj kalisekj is offline
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Go To and Create a Account. Click on HOME Then PUBLIC PROFILE & Input Here your Public Profile Number from URL. Ex: (Enter The Number after / which Would Be o1514442072.
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Old 10 Nov 2009, 21:32
kalisekj kalisekj is offline
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Installed and working Great! Suggestion though, Would be Awesome to Show Books Read on Top Shelf, Now Reading 2nd Shelf, Favorites 3rd Shelf.
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Old 17 Nov 2010, 09:58
kersti kersti is offline
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Doesn't seem to work with 4.0.8
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