BookPress – For Book Authors


Writing a book? Promoting a book? This is the plugin for you. Easily write and display your books on WordPress. Add covers, pages, table of contents, chapters, track progress with word counts and more.

Actualmente es difícil recrear la sensación de un libro en WordPress: debe convertir todo su sitio en el “libro” o descubrir soluciones complejas como la creación de sus propias taxonomías. La sección de soporte propio de WordPress dice “Sin embargo, hay formas de usar un blog para publicar artículos de formato largo en capítulos, aunque requerirá un poco de trabajo”. ¡BookPress resuelve todo esto por usted!

Si su sueño es autoeditar su novela, o crear un sitio donde pueda mezclar su blog, libros y otras características, BookPress es para usted.

Este plugin incluye –

Características de BookPress

  • Write your book in WordPress and easily display it ‘like a book’
  • Add book elements such as covers, table of contents, dedication, copyright page, chapters, etc.
  • Drop and drag book elements to reorder your book content
  • ‘Book like’ page numbering – use Roman numerals for front matter and Arabic for body and end matter
  • Automatic creation of Table of Contents with live links to jump to relevant page
  • Sidebar widget to display your book and link to it
  • Progress tracking – word counts for each element (eg chapter) and the whole book to help keep you motivated!
  • Assign genres to books
  • Traducción lista
  • Clean, easy to read front end book design that ‘feels like a book’
  • Pantalla frontal del libro con secciones, contenido, numeración de páginas, etc. correctamente formateada y secuenciada

BookPress Premium

  • Create and display multiple books on your WordPress site (free version limited to a single book)
  • Index tags to create a book index with live links to jump to page
  • Additional sidebar widget enabling display of multiple books
  • Front End ‘Library’ page shortcode to display and sort all your books by genre, author name, Book ID, and more.
  • Footnotes – ability to add notes to the end of a page with a reference (a super text numeral) linking to a note
  • Enhanced Progress Tracking – set targets for writing (e.g. words per week) and track your progress with graphs and statistics

Translations (full or partial)

  • Chinese (China) / 简体中文
  • Chinese (Hong Kong) / 香港中文版
  • German / Deutsch
  • Polish / Polski
  • Russian / Русский



  • Pantalla “limpia” de dos páginas
  • Página única, in-post / visualización de página
  • Página de texto, in-post / visualización de página
  • Visualización del código corto de la biblioteca
  • Widget de barra lateral de libro único
  • Configuración de widget de barra lateral de un solo libro
  • Widget de barra lateral de varios libros (solo versión Pro)
  • Configuración de widgets de varios libros (solo versión Pro)
  • Página de gestión de libros
  • Página de elementos del libro
  • Objetivos y seguimiento del progreso (Versión Premium


Instalación manual desde el panel de WordPress

Si su servidor no está conectado a Internet, puede utilizar este método:

  1. Descargue el complemento haciendo clic en el botón azul “Descargar” arriba. Se descargará un archivo ZIP.
  2. Inicie sesión en el panel de administración de su sitio y vaya a Complementos – & gt; Agregar nuevo – & gt; Subir.
  3. Haga clic en ‘Elegir archivo’, seleccione el archivo del complemento y haga clic en instalar.

Instalar utilizando FTP

Si no puede utilizar ninguno de los métodos debido a problemas de conectividad a Internet y permisos de archivos, puede usar este método:

  1. Descargue el complemento haciendo clic en el botón azul “Descargar” arriba. Se descargará un archivo ZIP.
  2. Descomprima el archivo.
  3. Inicie su cliente FTP favorito. Como FileZilla, FireFTP, CyberDuck, etc. Si eres un usuario más avanzado, también puedes usar SSH.
  4. Sube la carpeta a wp-content / plugins /
  5. Inicia session en tu interfaz de WordPress
  6. Navegar a plugins
  7. Activa el plugin


¿BookPress admite la instalación multisitio de WordPress?


Does BookPress work with the Gutenberg Editor?

No. Please ensure you use the Classic Editor.

Can I import/export?

Puedes pegar texto desde Word. Características de exportación (PDF, Mobi, ePub, etc. próximamente)

Aparece un error “No se puede volver a declarar … etc” al agregar la versión Premium. ¿Cómo puedo detener esto?

Asegúrese de que la versión gratuita esté deshabilitada o eliminada para evitar este mensaje de error.

¿Tiene un programa de afiliados?

¡Sí! Puede ganar un 20% en las ventas de nuestra versión Premium al enlazar a nuestro sitio web o página de WordPress; consulte el enlace de Afiliación en la barra lateral del complemento después de la instalación.


23 de octubre, 2021
This plugin adds an obnoxious ’upgrade to pro’ banner on EVERY SINGLE PAGE of my dashboard with no option to dismiss it. Want to make a new post? UPGRADE BOOKPRESS. Checking my stats? UPGRADE BOOKPRESS. Moderating comments? UPGRADE BOOKPRESS. I get that you want to sell your premium version, but this is beyond irritating, and any plugin that irritates me is not one I’m keen to spend money on. I don’t even know if I like this plugin yet because I’m too annoyed to use it. Please get rid of that awful notice, or limit it to the Bookpress-specific pages of the dashboard. You’re only alienating potential customers.
22 de julio, 2021
I wish I could add at least half a star! I bought the pro version of this plugin and immediately got a fatal error. I submitted a ticket, and a day later have not heard back. Good thing my partner figured out the problem, which was not listed in their documentation of how to install and activate. Just for others who might be reading this review, you do have to remove the non-pro-version of BookPress first, before activating the pro version. Otherwise, it won’t work. Now on to the plugin. This needs just a bit of overhaul before I would consider the plugin worth it. One is that formatting like block quotes and bullets really messes up text in the actual online book. Words completely drop out, for instance. Another issue is that words drop out of text. For example, I reference the magazine “Southern Living” in my novel. And the “Southern” part dropped out, even though it’s there when I input the sample chapter. I cannot find any reason why it dropped. The magazine is italicized, but all of it is, both “Southern” and “Living”–just a strange bug. Finally, I prefer justified text when reading and publishing. Right now that’s not an option in the plugin’s formatting box. And, of course, some options there, like bullets or block quotes, just don’t work at all without removing words randomly. These things seem so basic for this type of plugin–ensure that formatting works and that the words input are not dropping out! Some things that would make this plugin really worth it, to me, would be some things I think that the developer is polling on, like, there should be a way to make it so that you can put an entire book behind a paywall. It’s good to see that they are thinking of these things.
20 de junio, 2021
BookPress has a very satisfying way of defining books, pages, TOC, index, numbering, into customizable sections full of flexibility. The main reason I value this is to guide and prepare me for book format as I port over independent standalone essays and articles that were not formerly organized into chapters. This keys me to write differently and apply consistency. My plan is to eventually also offer my final several books for hardback and epub purchase as self-publisher using a popular online service for copy, print, and on-demand distribution. Nearly surely, I will in the end export all BookPress work sections and pages to Microsoft Word, and do final formatting there, with very refined and customized detailed touch, to render .PDF Acrobat files for hardback and epub master. Improvements maybe? The page number buttons are bit slow to appear, upon reading the book in player. When dragging pages left or right, text is drag-selected also, and it would be neat if that didn’t happen with inverse coloring of selected text. This also better prevents plagiarized copy, possibly. I miss being able to read my book projects in larger screen full page width, per only one page. If BookPress could have a selectable “Output Frame Style” option feature in the Settings, it would be great to have full page version looking very much like a normal WordPress Page, but with larger text size, and page numbers for navigation. Also, that feature could offer a one-page full screen or large screen option of wider page and a bit taller, as a third way of viewing. All in all, BookPress is well designed and thoughtfully featured. I feel the plugin is still ripe for even greater shining at what it aims to do. A PDF or HTML complete list of [] short codes that covers *everything* in one long list, with ample examples, would be better than having to wait through many repeat how-to videos. Cheers book writers! Go Team BookPress!
28 de agosto, 2020
For those who would like great control of their online books, this is the best plugin in development, with the potential to convert an online html book to epub or pdf in the coming days. Self-hosting your books is what it’s all about; cut-out the middleman – especially if they don’t offer a book backup solution (Pressbooks does not). BookPress offers readers a real, traditional, book reading experience – as if the book was open on their lap. Flip-books are fancy, but a simple slide-effect like BookPress offers is less distracting. It is apparent great care was taken to emulate printed books AND to assist writers in their efforts to construct well-structured ones (e.g., the cover, TOC, Dedication, Copyright pages, are auto-generated). Writer tools such as Goal Setting and Word Counts are there, and for a small upgrade, BookPress offers additional features such as Footnotes, Endnotes, Indexes. If you would like to display your book covers in a side-widget prominently, a simple Shortcode is all that is needed. This plugin is well designed, intuitive, and their support team very responsive. Now may be the perfect time to get in on their early pricing.
15 de febrero, 2019 1 reply
You’re so write : ) It is damn hard to write long-form well documented prose on Wordpress, let alone use WP to publish a book, and build a collaborative community. For years, I’ve been pondering if I should and how I would publish my books on my WP Websites. Now that I know that BookPress is available, and reasonably priced, I’m going to dig into your documentation and seriously reconsider my priorities. I do hope that BookPress is light weight, optimize for speed and easily customized. Any chance that you’ll team up with Grammarly or Scrivener? Good luck I look forward to BookPress becoming a brilliant success. Thanks
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= 1.2.4- 31 October 2023=
* Freemius SDK verion 2.6.0

= 1.2.3- 24 Feburary 2022=
*Security Fix

1.2.2 – 15 September 2021

  • Update Licencing SDK 2.4.2
  • Bug fix

1.2.1 – 16 August 2021

  • Bug fix

*Add Smart devices view functionality
*Add page design features

1.2.0 – 07 January 2021

  • Update Licencing SDK 2.4.1
    *Add Smart devices view functionality
    *Add page design features

1.1.20 – 07 October 2020

  • Fix Unwanted text on cover page

1.1.18 – 29 July 2020

  • Update Licencing SDK 2.4.0
    Fix display issue on smartphone

1.1.17 – 11 June 2020

  • Update Licencing SDK

1.1.16 – 29 April 2020

  • Bug fix

1.1.15 – 26 April 2020

  • Update Licencing SDK

1.1.14 – 1 April 2020

  • Not issued to WP

1.1.13 – 23 August 2019

  • Bug fix

1.1.12 – 30 July 2019

  • Bug fix

1.1.11 – 27 May 2019

  • Fix shortcode [library] option genre

1.1.10 – 21 May 2019

  • Fix Rounding on target figures added
  • Fix Text bumped under book by shortcode

1.1.9 – 16 May 2019

  • Tweak progress tracking

1.1.8 – 22 April 2019

  • Tweak progress tracking

1.1.7 – 1 March 2019

  • Security fix
  • Added full Russian and partial Polish translation files

1.1.6 – 26 January 2019

  • bug fix

1.1.5 – 23 January 2019

  • Pequeña corrección de errores

1.1.4 – 05 January 2019

  • Pequeña corrección de errores

1.1.3 – 03 January 2019

  • Solucionar problemas de licencia Premium vs gratis
  • No es posible corregir las publicaciones y las páginas guardadas
  • Retocar algunos errores tipográficos

1.1.2 – 01 January 2019

  • Reemplazar la lista de géneros

1.1.1 – 26 December 2018

  • Arreglar un pequeño problema
  • Se agregó el archivo .pot para ayudar con las traducciones

1.1.0 – 26 December 2018

  • Añadir soporte para el programa de afiliados.

1.0.0 – 23 December 2018

  • First Release