EXLIBRIS 1.2.2 Update Release Notes

New Features in EXLIBRIS Theme: Google Books API Integration

We are excited to introduce a powerful new feature to the EXLIBRIS theme: Google Books API integration. This enhancement allows users to effortlessly upload book data directly from Google Books by entering the ISBN number. Here’s a closer look at what this new functionality offers:

With the integration of the Google Books API, EXLIBRIS users can now access a vast repository of book information. By simply entering the ISBN number, users can fetch detailed book data, including title, author, publication date, and more. This eliminates the need for manual data entry, ensuring accuracy and saving time.

The process is straightforward:

  • Obtain the ISBN of book from the Google Books search page

  • Go to Product post type and enter the ISBN number of the desired book. Furthermore, one of the standout features of this integration is the ability to display book previews. If a book has a preview available on Google Books, EXLIBRIS will automatically show it, providing users with a quick look at the book’s content. This can be especially useful for evaluating books before purchasing. The Google Books API retrieves the relevant information when you hit “Update” button to save the product.


This feature is particularly useful for librarians, book enthusiasts, and anyone managing a book collection, as it streamlines the data entry process.


Time-Saving: Automated data retrieval from Google Books reduces the time spent on manual entry.

Accuracy: Ensures precise and up-to-date book information.

Enhanced User Experience: Book previews enhance the browsing experience, making it easier to assess books.


The new Google Books API integration in EXLIBRIS brings significant improvements to how users manage and display book data. By leveraging the vast resources of Google Books, this feature not only saves time but also enhances the overall functionality and user experience of the EXLIBRIS theme. We are confident that this new addition will be a valuable tool for all our users.