A shortcode-based plugin that accesses free public domain readings of out-of-copyright and copyright-free books. Recordings are provided by LibriVox.org and are accessed via the LibriVox REST API
The plugin provides a shortcode interface that allows presentation of a specified book, by its LibriVox API ID, with downloadable or HTML5 playable content.
The plugin also provides a rich web application that allows direct searching, browsing and playing of any recording in the LibriVox calatlogue. This application uses a large subset of the full LibriVox API to realise its functionality.
Access thousands of public domain readings
Simple shortcode interface
REST interface for programmers
Unzip the plugin archive into /wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation. Enable in the plugins section of the wp-admin dashboard. There are no configuration options needed.
Shortcode for single book
Add shortcode [librivox_book bookid="nnn"] In a suitable location. The parameter 'nnn' is the LibriVox book ID. For example, replacing 'nnn' with '804' will render the classic Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes collection:
Shortcode for interactive app
Add shortcode [librivox_app] In a suitable location. This will trigger the full interactive application, allowing searching for books by author and playing an audio book:
These are the available REST endpoints should another plugin require them.
[Note that the URL may require a 'index.php' prefix, depending on your permalink settings.]
List all authors: /wp-json/wp-librivox/v1/authors
List books by author (e.g. ‘doyle’): /wp-json/wp-librivox/v1/books/doyle
Get book details by book ID: /wp-json/wp-librivox/v1/books/id/4135
Get track list by book ID: /wp-json/wp-librivox/v1/rss/4135