PHP Book Search Engine

PHP Book Search Engine

Released 5 years ago , Last update 5 years ago

A PHP Book search engine with preview and buy options. Book results can be sorted and paginated.

This is a PHP Book search engine implemented using the Google API. It is a single page app with results loaded asynchronously with AJAX.

Based on user query, the system searches using the Google API and shows previews. Optionally, you can configure the system with your amazon affiliate referral ID.

Features Include:

  • Find books by book, name, author, ISBN, LCCN, OCLC
  • Book search engine (Google Books API)
  • Buy and preview option for users
  • Pagination support so that you can search and see results on multiple pages.
  • Sorting can be done by release date of book
  • Use an Amazon Referral ID for commissions on book purchases
  • Cross browser compatible, modern design (created with bootstrap), mobile friendly design
  • Ajax Support, One page web application

Note: Google Books API have a 1,000 query/day limit (which should be more than enough), but it can be increased by applying for a higher quota.


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MIT license

The MIT license is an open-source license.


Developer License

  • Perpetual license

  • Unlimited projects

  • Can distribute code and binary products

  • Commercial use

  • 6 months support

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This App uses Google API to search, so you need Google API KEY which you can get for free and instruction is given in zip file when you buy this.

Amazon referral id can also be added to this app so that you can earn money if a user buy books from this app.

Setup / installation

  1. Extract the zipped source code of the web application.
  2. Using your FTP application of choice, upload the extracted contents of the zipped file to the location in your server where you wish to host the application.
  3. Give config.php file in admin folder file permission of 777 (Necessary)
  4. Access the URL in which the application was uploaded i.e: “”.
  5. Login to admin panel by clicking on ‘admin’ in header or by entering the url ‘’ and enter the details.
  6. Once entered the details you are good to go.
  7. If you wish you can enter amazon referral id if you want to earn through their referral program.
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