I can’t believe this is actually working.
If you are registered and logged in, you can add books to a page that will list all the the volumes in your collection. The link is right in the center of the individual book pages (above the amazon and review links.)
Feel free to play around with it, though it won’t do much besides listing the books in the order you added them, for now.
Things I gotta do:
1) Making it so the link shows up on the reading order view as well, because it’s a pain to always have to go to the full data page.
2) Formatting and Sorting your Collection List so it’s in order. I’m not sure if I’m gonna make it look like a full reading order page with all the data, but I at least want it to list the books in order. This is the trade off: Less data and custom fields and I can list more books on the page, so you can see a lot more of your collection. More data, it might take really long to load and/or break down with large collections. I’m not sure!
3) Right now this only works for you when you are logged in to view your own collection. That’s ok for now (I’m ecstatic about it!) but in the future it would be cool if each user’s collection got a permalink that they could share with other users and the rest of the internet.
Anyway, for now, we should celebrate. This is a major step towards awesome!
Edit: Temporarily Disabled While I Play With Some Code
Edit 2: Enabled again! I’m actually using a totally different set of code now, which means the ajax adding doesn’t work but it DOES sort by reading order! So go ahead and sort your collection!
Edit 3: Collection lists are now numbered, which I thought would help in organizing and keeping track of your books.