BookLikes user Linda Hilton has been having trouble using BookLikes for several months now and today (yesterday?) she posted a screenshot of what happens when she tries to create posts. This made it possible to recreate the issue on my machine using the latest version of Firefox. Note: Linda is on a Windows machine and I'm on a Mac, but the behaviour was the same for both.
Turns out this is a widely experienced problem for a lot of Firefox users on an odd variety of websites. For this reason, it seemed a good idea to create a post about it in case others are also having this issue. Of the threads I researched all indicated only one solution, which is outlined below.
I DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING. The directions below are easy, but they DO involve altering Firefox's configuration, which in most normal circumstances is NOT something anyone should feel free to do out of curiosity.
Only do this if you are experiencing the same issues Linda is with creating posts and leaving comments on other people's posts.
Again, I have to stress it's important to BE CAREFUL!
Here are the directions - do it ONLY if you feel comfortable; standard disclaimers apply, I guarantee nothing, etc.
1. Take a deep cleansing breath and type:
in the firefox URL/address bar. You will get a pop up with dire warnings about voided warranties (??). This is because if you change things willy-nilly from this, you will break your browser. As long as you ONLY change this one setting, you'll be fine. Click the "I'll be Careful" button to get a list of all possible configuration settings in Firefox.
2 Scroll through the list (it's in alphabetical order) - or use the search bar - and find:
It's entry will look something like this (might differ slightly between Mac and Windows):
dom.disable_beforeunload default boolean false
Double click it and it should change to:
dom.disable_beforeunload MODIFIED boolean TRUE
(capitalisation mine for emphasis)
Note: Double clicking on it again will return it to its default/false state should you wish to undo the change.
That's it. Once you've done that and it reads 'modified' and "true" you can close that tab, reload Booklikes and it should work. It worked for me.
This is NOT the ideal because it's not something any average user would/should know about, but of the half-dozen links I read, every single one said this was the only solution. And it works, so there's that. :)
(Please feel free to reblog if you know of anybody who might benefit from this.)
God is missing…And Heaven is dying.And if that weren’t bad enough, I’m in a showdown with my brothers. I don’t care if they’re family—they pissed off the wrong sister. Those Arch Angels are going to pay the price for getting my lover, Levi Forrester dragged into another dimension by a vicious soul stealer.Retrieving Levi won’t be easy, but I’m Hellbent on taking back what’s mine. After all, when you play with fire, you’re going to get burned.Now, with God disappearing, lost souls multiplying, and a new threat on the loose, it’s up to me to make things right.I’m Lucy, the CEO of Hell, and come Hell or high water, I will get my way.
Author Bio:Aussie Author Jane Hinchey writes sexy, snarky, badass, paranormal romances and urban fantasy novels.Living in the City of Churches (aka Adelaide, South Australia) with her man, two cats, and turtle, she spends her days writing fantastical stories full of dark sexy vampires, hot shifters, sexy aliens, jaw dropping demons, sinful angels, and magical witches – and while they can be snarky and swear a lot, they mean well and you’ll grow to love them. Honestly.When she’s not in her writing cave she’s usually playing the Sims, Civilizations or something similar, binge watching Netflix or upping the ante in the crazy cat lady stakes. She loves to hear from her readers, so swing on by her website at www.janehinchey.com and say hi.
Due to some technical issues the BL->GR sync stayed inactive for several weeks but from now on you can read, publish, shelve books on BookLikes and they will be added to your Goodreads page as well.
Here's a short reminder of how BL->GR sync works
To make a long story short: You can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes webpage. This means that once you do one of the following book action on your BookLikes page:
- add book(s) to shelf,
- add a new shelf,
- post or edit a published review,
- rate or edit rating stars if your books
they will be published here on your BookLikes webpage and on your Goodreads profile.
Voila! If you love both services and want to be active here and there, it's a perfect solution. And saved time and energy can be used to read a book or two, right?!
Used BL->GR before?
If you've already used this feature, please go to Settings, Import tab and check if the Connect button is active. If it says disconnect, it means that your BookLikes and Goodreads accounts are synced!
The connection should be still ON regardless of the break but it's always better to double check. Here's how: do one or all of the following things:
- add a new book to your BookLikes bookshelf
- change a reading status to your book on your BL shelf
- add the rating stars to a book on your BookLikes shelf
- add a book to a thematic shelf, e.g. mysteries, 2018 challenge on your BL shelf
Then go to your Goodreads My Books page and check if the book information got updated on your GR page.
Please remember that the synchronization will work if the ISBN numbers of two books are the same on both platforms.
Also, a minor delay in action can happen, so give it a couple of minutes.
A perfect time to prepare a cup of tea or choose another book to read.
If your book got updated on your GR profile, yay, we're home. This means you're ready to publish and shelve on BookLikes and show the same bookish activity on your Goodreads profile.
New to BL-GR synchronization?
As we mentioned it's great news for those who like BookLikes and Goodreads and want to stay active on both. WIth a BookLikes webpage you can synchronize your Goodreads profile with your BookLikes blog and shelf, and fill up both of your bookshelves at one go.
To synchronize your Goodreads account with your BookLikes webpage, follow these steps:
1. Log into your BookLikes account.
2. Log into your Goodreads account in the second tab.
3. Go to Settings/Import, import tab on BookLikes, and click Connect your Goodreads account in the BookLikes ->Goodreads synchronization spot.
4. Grant access to your Goodreads bookish page.
5. Enjoy shelving and reviewing books on BookLikes and have them published on both sites.
BookLikes -> Goodreads synchronization includes:
- adding books to shelf
- adding shelves
- posting a review
- rating books
no deletion is possible, if you wish to delete a book or review, please go to your BookLikes and Goodreads page
Once you do one of those things on BookLikes, they will be published here on your BookLikes webpage (blog and shelf) and on your Goodreads profile.
Please remember that BookLikes -> Goodreads book match is possible thanks to ISBN numbers. If the book lacks the number or the number is unavailable, the book may not appear on your Goodreads bookshelf.
Please note that during this process we're dependent on Goodreads technology and some synchronization delays concerning adding books on your Goodreads shelf and posting a review may occur.
The synchronization will be active from the moment you connect your GR account on BookLikes. If you would like to fill up your BookLikes profile with your previous book entries from Goodreads, you can do that by importing your csv file from Goodreads with your book collection, bookshelves, reviews and ratings in Settings/Import.
We strongly recommend to make the book import BEFORE synchronizing your two account. First, import. Then, sync your accounts.
If you have any more questions or concerns, please don't hesitate and write to us by using the Need help box on the left, or mail directly Kate@booklikes.com
The notification should be working fine now. Yay! Sorry for the confusion and all the inconveniences.
“Gossip Girl meets Percy Jackson in the glitz and grit of L.A….”In Hollywood’s underworld of demigods, druids, and ancient bonds, one girl has a dangerous future.Sage is eighteen, down on her luck, and struggling to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. Everything changes the night she’s invited to a party—one that turns out to be a trap.Thrust into a magical world hidden within the City of Angels, Sage discovers that she’s the daughter of a Celtic goddess, with powers that are only in their infancy. Now that she is of age, she’s asked to pledge her service to one of the five deities, all keen on winning her favor by any means possible. She has to admit that she’s tempted—especially when this new life comes with spells, Hollywood glam, and a bodyguard with secrets of his own. Not to mention a prince whose proposal could boost her rank in the Otherworld.As loyalties shift, and as the two men vie for her attention, Sage tries to figure out who to trust in a realm she doesn’t understand. One thing’s for sure: the trap she’s in has bigger claws than she thought. And it’s going to take a lot more than magic for this Celtic demigoddess to make it out alive.
Author Bio:Rachel A. Marks is a cancer survivor, a writer and artist, a surfer and dirt-bike rider, chocolate lover and keeper of faerie secrets. Her four kids and amazing hubby put up with her nerdiness with tremendous grace, even when she makes them watch Buffy or Smallville re-runs for days on end. She was voted: Most Likely To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse, but hopes she'll never have to test the theory.
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Scribes (The Scribe Cycle #1) by James Wolanyk
Fire and Bone (Otherborn #1) by Rachel A. Marks
Gaslight (Crossbreed) by Dannika Dark
The Unlikeable Demon Hunter: Crave (Nava Katz #4) by Deborah Wilde
Soul Thing (The Game of Gods Book 1) by Lana Pecherczyk
Seduced By Flames: A Hot Paranormal Dragon Shifter Saga (Hidden Realms of Silver Lake Book 2) by Vella Day
Flint (A Vampire’s Thirst #6) by A.K. Michaels
Winter Igniting (Scorpius Syndrome #5) by Rebecca Zanetti
Since We Fell: A Second Chance Romance Novel by Ann Gimpel
Smooth-Talking Cowboy (Gold Valley #1) by Maisey Yates
Unconventional (Reverse Harem Story Book 1) by Rebecca Royce
Nobody Does It Better (Masters and Mercenaries #15) by Lexi Blake
Eulogy (Eagle Elite #9) by Rachel Van Dyken
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A Duke in the Night (The Devils of Dover #1) by Kelly Bowen
Devil in Tartan (Highland Grooms #4) by Julia London
A Dream of Redemption (The Disgraced Lords #8) by Bronwen Evans
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What if one act of kindness shatters your destiny? One moment that changed your life forever. Would you embrace it or fight with everything you had?Born to a powerful mother and father, both highly respected in our clan for their magic and strength, I was neither powerful nor respected. I was born a null. Devoid of any of the strength or power of my clan and to make matters worse, my attempted shift into dragon form revealed I’m nothing more than a mere human.When my mother became ill and my father abandoned us, I became the head of the household. I didn’t mind doing hard labor; actually, I enjoyed knowing I could be of use to my mother by performing the duties she could no longer do.My life had become the same routine until I decided to step in and help an injured dragon who crossed my path. After healing them, my clan turned on me, taking me to the King to be interrogated. Now, I’m free and on the run – beginning my journey into the unknown.I am Abigail Fiammetta. I vow to live and reclaim the shattered pieces of my life. Even if I have to kill to do so.SHATTERED DESTINY is a new REVERSE HAREM, paranormal series. Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language.
Author Bio:Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.