Academic Blogger's Toolkit

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A WordPress plugin extending the functionality of WordPress for Academic Blogging.

Author:Derek P Sifford (profile at
WordPress version required:5.3
WordPress version tested:5.3
Plugin version:5.2.2
Added to WordPress repository:04-07-2015
Last updated:08-10-2019
Rating, %:86
Rated by:25
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Total downloads:24 523
Active installs:1 000+
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Academic Blogger’s toolkit is an open source WordPress plugin providing an all-in-one solution for effective academic blogging.

This README page is not kept up to date!

For a constaintly updated, exhaustively detailed, introduction to this plugin and all its features, please visit the plugin’s GitHub Repository.

To dive right into the documentation, check out the Academic Blogger’s Toolkit Wiki!


  • Insert formatted references on the fly using PMID, DOI (CrossRef, DataCite, & mEDRA), URL, or ISBN.
  • 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.
  • Fully interactive reference list which lives beside the post editor.
  • Insert and manager footnotes in the editor automatically.
  • 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!


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