GS Books Showcase


Best Responsive Book Showcase plugin for WordPress to display Book details like Cover, Author, Published On, Publisher, Reviews, Rating, Translator, ISBN, ASIN, Total Pages / Length, Country, Language, Book Dimensions, File Size (if e-book), Author Biography & many more. Display anywhere at your site using shortcodes like [gs_book_showcase theme=”gs_book_theme1″] & widgets. GS Bookshowcase plugin packed with tons of controlling options & different themes to showcase books elegantly with eye-catching effects.

GS Books Showcase plugin is simple, flexible & powerful.

GS Books Showcase by GS Plugins

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Plugin Features

  • Responsive Book Showcase plugin
  • Different Column options
  • Works with any standard WordPress Theme.
  • Add Unlimited Books
  • Developer friendly & easy to customize.
  • All modern browsers supported.
  • W3C valid markup
  • Display anywhere at your site using shortcode like [gs_book_showcase theme=”gs_book_theme1″] & widgets
  • Books details with user reviews, rating, gallery
  • Easy to setup
  • It’s easy to use interface allows you to manage, edit, create and delete Team Members with no new knowledge.

Pro Features

  • 11 different themes
    • Theme One – Hover
    • Theme Two – Grid
    • Theme Three – Left Sqr
    • Theme Four – Right Sqr
    • Theme Seven – Slider
    • Theme – Slider & Hover
    • Theme Eight – Popup
    • Theme Nine – Filter
    • Theme Ten – Greyscale
    • Theme Eleven – To Single
    • Theme Twelve – Filter Only Selected Categories
  • Single Book Template included
  • Archive Book Template included
  • GS Book Showcase Widget available
  • GS Book Showcase Shortcode generator available at page / post
  • Display Books by Group / category wise
  • Limit number of Books to display.
  • Limit number of characters for description.
  • Custom CSS – Add Custom CSS to GS Book Showcase
  • Priority Email Support.
  • Free Installation ( If needed ).
  • Free updates for one year.
  • Auto update notification.
  • Auto update from dashboard.
  • Well documentation and support.
  • And many more..
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Available fields to add info (Lite)

  • Book Name
  • Book Details
  • Author
  • Published On
  • Publisher
  • Download URL (for e-book)

Available fields to add info (Pro)

  • Translator
  • ISBN
  • ASIN
  • Total Pages / Length
  • Country
  • Language
  • Book Dimensions
  • File Size (if e-book)
  • Author Biography
  • Review
  • Readers Rating
  • Author Image
  • Books Group / Category
  • Book Cover (Featured Image)
  • Book Cover / Gallery (Multiple book pages)

Books Showcase Settings (Pro)

  • Columns ( 2 Columns, 3 Columns, 4 Columns )
  • Style & Theme ( Hover, Grid, Left Sqr, Right Sqr, Slider, Slider & Hover, Popup, Filter, Greyscale, To Single, Filter Only Selected Categories )
  • On / off controls for – Book Name, Book Details, Book Category, Book Author, Book Publish Date, Book Publisher, Book Translator, Book ISBN, Book ASIN, Book Pages, Book Country, Book Language, Book Dimension, Book File Size, Book Author Image, Book Author Details, Book Review, Book Rating, Book URL
  • Link Target ( New Tab, Same Window )
  • Set the limit to max number of characters in Book summary details
  • Style Book Name by – Font Size, Weight, Style, Color
  • Style Book Label by – Font Size, Color
  • Style Popup Btn, Nav & Close Button by – BG Color
  • Set Filter Category Position to – Left, Center or Right
  • Book Showcase Custom CSS (write your own custom css )

GS Books Showcase’s shortcode usage

Basic Usage –

[gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme1"]

GS Books Showcase’s Shortcode attributes Usage

[gs_book_showcase num="10" theme="gs_book_theme1" cols="4" group="cookbook,fiction" cats_name="none" desc_limit="100" order="DESC" orderby="date"]

Shortcode PHP Usage

<?php echo do_shortcode( '[gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme1"]' ); ?>


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  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme One – Hover after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme1" cols="4" desc_limit="200"]
  • GS Book Showcase output by Theme Two – Grid after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme2" cols="3" desc_limit="200"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Three – Left Sqr after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme3" cols="6" desc_limit="300"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Four – Right Sqr after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme4" cols="6" desc_limit="300"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Seven – Slider after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme7"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Seven – Slider & Hover after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme7_1" desc_limit="230"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Eight – Popup after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme8"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Eleven – Single Book Page Instead Of Popup after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme11"]
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Nine – Filter after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme9"] ** Single Category / Multiple Category & Filter only from Selected Category demo available.
  • GS Books Showcase output by Theme Ten – Grayscale after adding shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme10"]
  • GS Books Showcase Single Template
  • GS Books Showcase Archive
  • GS Books Showcase Widget
  • GS Books Showcase Shortcode Generator


Install GS Books Showcase plugin as a regular WordPress plugin. Here is different ways to install GS Books Showcase plugin :

Install by Search Plugin

  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  • Search GS Bookshowcase
  • Click to install
  • Activate the plugin
  • GS Bookshowcase post type will show below Posts / Pages

Install by Upload Plugin

  • Download the latest version of GS Bookshowcase (.zip file)
  • In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  • Select “Upload Plugin”
  • Click on “Choose File”
  • Select downloaded & click on ‘Install Now’ button
  • Activate the plugin
  • GS Bookshowcase post type will show below Posts / Pages

Install Plugin using FTP

  • Upload gs-bookshowcase-pro folder inside the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Go to WordPress dashboard > Plugins > Activate the GS Bookshowcase plugin
  • GS Bookshowcase post type will show below Posts / Pages

  • Put [gs_book_showcase theme=”gs_book_theme1″] shortcode or select another theme, where you need to show the Books.


How do I add a new Book?

GS Book Showcase post type will show below Posts / Pages. To add new Book, go to GS Books Showcase > Add New Book, then add Title, Desc, Cover, Author, Published On, Publisher, Reviews, Rating, Translator, ISBN, ASIN, Total Pages / Length, Country, Language, Book Dimensions, File Size (if e-book), Author Biography. Now you are ready to Publish.

What will be Book image dimension?

Recommended image size 600px X 900px for perfect view on various devices.

How to use shortcode inside page templates?

WordPress has a great function, do_shortcode(), that will allow you to use shortcodes inside your theme files. For example, to output Books Showcase in a Theme file, you would do this:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[gs_book_showcase theme="gs_book_theme1"]'); ?>

How can I add GS WordPress Books Showcase plugin in my WordPress site?

Install GS Books Showcase plugin as a regular WordPress plugin. Here is different ways to install GS Books Showcase plugin :

Is there any limitation of adding books at GS Book Showcase plugin for WordPress?

There is no limitation to add a number of books, so you can add as many books as you want.

How can I use shortcodes to display books in my online book store?

First install the GS Books Showcase plugin in your WordPress website. Then add the shortcode [gs_book_showcase theme=”gs_book_theme1″] where you wish to display books.

What is the recommended image size of a book for GS Books Showcase plugin?

600px X 900px is the recommended image size for Books Showcase plugin. Other dimensions may not give you the proper outlook of your book design.

What are the design options available for GS Books Showcase plugin?

There are 11 types of theme / design options available at GS Books Showcase plugin. The themes are :
– Theme 01 : Hover
– Theme 02 : Grid
– Theme 03 : Left Sqr
– Theme 04 : Right Sqr
– Theme 05 : Slider
– Theme 06 : Slider & Hover
– Theme 07 : Popup
– Theme 08 : Filter
– Theme 09 : Grayscale
– Theme 10 : To Single
– Theme 11 : Filter Only Selected Categories

Is there any rating system available at GS Books Showcase plugin?

Yes, There is a great rating system so that people can rate the books displayed on your site. Rating system also shows the number of ratings and its average.


januar 3, 2023 2 replies
An excellent plugin for presenting books and authors. The service is first class. Fast, friendly and effective. This plugin can be recommended without reservation.
september 22, 2022 5 replies
even basic things are on pro. no category option, nothing. I don't know for what purpose this is created but not for a book showcase for sure, they also advertise within the plugin no I don't buy it thanks
juni 22, 2022
This plugin was a lifesaver for a small but important section of my website. Truth to be told, for the longest time it had an issue where the Pro version randomly deactivated, but GS staff worked it out all right in the end.
juni 15, 2022
This plugin provides multiple options for displaying book properties in different views and formats. The plugin is versatile and will add value to any website that incorporates its features. The support has been excellent and very responsive, which is very important when looking to get results and changes made quickly to a website. I appreciate all the assistance thus far and highly recommend this plugin as it has superior capabilities not found in other similar plugins tried in the past.
mars 30, 2022 1 reply
In search of a beautiful extension allowing the referencing of books, we are not disappointed, this one is perfect! In addition, we were very well guided for the installation, the creators being very responsive! I recommend!
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Version 1.3.1 [30th Jan 2023]

  • [Fixed]: Sanitize Issue.
  • [Updated]: Free, Pro Plugins Pages & Help Page.
  • [Removed]: All Admin Notices From the Books Showcase Post Type.

version 1.3.0 [19th Sep 2022]

  • [Added]: Comments Support for the Single Book Page.
  • [Updated]: Contact & Donation Links.

version 1.2.11 [23rd May 2021]

  • [Fixed]: PHP 7.3 Compatibility.
  • [Fixed]: Deprecated Function Warning.

version 1.2.10 [19th Dec 2020]

  • [Updated]: AppSero Client.
  • [Removed]: Affiliate Admin Notice.
  • [Updated]: With WordPress version 5.6

version 1.2.9 [14th Sep 2020]

  • [Updated]: link with UTM.

version 1.2.8 [13th Sep 20]

  • [Added]: Admin notice

version 1.2.7 [13th Aug 20]

  • [Updated]: With WordPress 5.5

version 1.2.6 [9th July 20]

  • [Added]: Appsero client.

version 1.2.5 [18th Jun 20]

  • [Fixed]: Replace with Bootstrap Grid CSS.
  • [Removed]: Admin notice.

version 1.2.4 [21th Apr 20]

  • [Added]: Bootstrap 4 css and admin notice .

version 1.2.3 [29th Dec 19]

  • [Fixed]: Conflict with OceanWP’s Elementor Widgets.

version 1.2.2 [25th Nov 19]

  • [Fixed]: Domain name with www & fixed all urls.
  • [Updated]: With WordPress latest version.

Version 1.2.1 [22nd Oct 19]

  • [Fixed]: Domain name changed & fixed all urls.
  • [Fixed]: Admin CSS.
  • [Added]: New Contributors.
  • [Added]: Review system.

version 1.2

  • Wrong shortcode updated at Description & Docs, corrected to [gs_book_showcase theme=”gs_book_theme1″]

version 1.0.1

  • Initial release