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Academic Blogger's Toolkit

A plugin extending the functionality of WordPress for academic blogging.

plugin Academic Blogger's Toolkit
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Version: 3.4.3

Academic Blogger's toolkit is an open source WordPress plugin providing an all-in-one solution for effective academic blogging.


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Insert formatted references on the fly using digital identifiers (PMID or DOI).
Manually insert formatted references from over 15 types of references.
Import a full bibliography from your favorite reference manager using an exported .ris file.
Automatically format references for every citation style on planet earth (over 1300).
Fully interactive reference list which lives beside the post editor.
Change citation styles in realtime.
Search PubMed from the post editor and insert references instantly.
Inline citations display full formatted references on the frontend when hovered with the mouse (or when tapped on mobile). No more scrolling down and losing your focus!
Append up to three peer reviews below your posts. Peer reviews include not only the review content, but also reviewer bios, photos, and author responses (when necessary).

What makes this plugin different than `x`? Don't they offer the same thing?

Here's the problem. To my knowledge, there is not one citation plugin that exists for WordPress that does its job the way it should. Every other citation plugin uses WordPress shortcodes to render citations. Is that a bad thing. Yes. Here's why:
Once you commit to using a plugin that uses shortcodes to render content, you're stuck with it for the life of your website. If you uninstall that plugin, all posts which rely on the shortcodes from that plugin break. Additionally, if the person who wrote the plugin decides he/she no longer wants to support it and the shortcode API changes, all of your posts will break. This is unacceptable for academic writing.

This plugin generates plain, beautiful HTML and renders it at the time of insertion. There are zero shortcodes. There is zero chance of your posts breaking.

Need to write one long blog post with lots of references? Download this plugin, write the post, and then delete the plugin if you don't need it any longer. Freedom.


If you're a developer and would like to contribute, you can do so via this plugin's GitHub Repository.

Want to learn more?

Check out this plugin's GitHub Repository for detailed instructions or to ask questions.

Tags: academic, bibliography, citation, doi, peer review, pmid, pubmed, reference



Requires: 4.2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6
Last Updated: 4 days ago
Active Installs: 200+

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