NEW category system, profile page, search results page, and book covers

Jun 15, 2021

Dear Zlibrary community,

We continue to inform you about new features on our site. As we've already mentioned in the previous post, we're planning to refresh the design of some pages/elements and improve the functionality.

Let's start with the preview of our new category system, a feature that we've spent a lot of time and resources on. If you're not already familiar with it, be sure to check it now. In a few words, we have divided the categories into Fiction / Non-Fiction, fundamentally revised the past categories, and added new ones. At the moment most of the books don't have categories. Unfortunately, we can't do this automatically due to technical limitations, so if you know which category a particular book belongs to, please spend a minute to put in a category using the option "Suggest a correction", thus you will help other users to find the book quickly.

Please note that some subcategories may not be displayed on the category page, because they don’t include any books. As soon as at least one book appears there, that subcategory will immediately become available. If you consider that a category/subcategory is missing, our Support Team is always open to your suggestions :)

The next equally important update is the improved profile page. We decided to place the most useful information about your account on this page. Now your download history and daily limit are displayed on your profile page as well. There you can also check your saved books, booklist, book requests.

Probably the next update could fully appreciate the registered users, because now they have access to the "Save for later" and "Add to Booklist" options directly from the search results page (appears on the hover). We guess you'll probably ask to display the "Download" button there, but we are not going to do that for a number of reasons :) In addition to quick access to these options, the search results page also displays the book's rating.

A small, but still update that turns an ordinary picture into a full-fledged book cover. Moreover, book covers can be generated automatically and such books are displayed in recommendations now.

In the end, we'd like to thank all of you for being with us and helping our library grow and develop. By posting book reviews, suggesting corrections, uploading books, and reporting bugs, you are greatly contributing to this project. Thank you! We'd especially want to highlight our most active users over the past month who find free time for us and actively participate in the life of ZLibrary.

Uploaders: fiedleri, Monkikis, liudin, Maverick7819, CNUSACO, kolyabaskov, Cris1313, AvidReader, badrou, Claudia

Editors: zighVx, pp6, Big Bang, Anke81, Maverick7819, webtycho, Glos, Robbie, jourmager, AvidReader

With peace and love,

ZLibrary Team


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