Citations

Description

This Plugin introduces practical citation functionality to the WordPress Block Editor, aiming to streamline the process of adding references to your content.

Features

  1. Cite Rich Text Format: This feature lets users mark citations in their text and assign them a specific source. This makes adding citations straightforward, enhancing the clarity and reliability of your content.
  2. Bibliography Block: This plugin also offers a bibliography block that displays all referenced sources. The plugin creates links between your in-text citations and their corresponding sources in the bibliography block, making it easier for readers to find and check your references.

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How to use

Creating In-Text Citations

  1. Navigate to the Posts section of your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Click on the Add New button to create a new post, or select an existing post where you want to add citations.
  3. Type your content into the WordPress Block Editor.
  4. To add a citation, first highlight the text that you want to cite.
  5. With the text still highlighted, find and click on the “Cite” format from the rich text format toolbar.
  6. A pop-up will appear asking you to define your source. Input the source information into the fields provided.

Adding a Bibliography Block

  1. Click on the + icon in the editor toolbar to add a new block to your post.
  2. Search for “Bibliography” in the block search bar.
  3. Click on the Bibliography block to add it to your post.
  4. The Bibliography block will automatically populate with the sources of all the in-text citations you’ve added to your post. Each citation in the text is linked to its corresponding source in the bibliography, allowing readers to easily check your references.

Editing Citations and Sources

  1. To edit a citation or source, click on the citation in the text.
  2. Make the necessary changes in the pop-up that appears.
  3. Click on Save or Update to apply your changes.

Using the Demo-Pattern

  1. Click on the + icon in the editor toolbar to add a new pattern to your post.
  2. Search for “Citations Demo” in the pattern search bar.
  3. Click on the “Citations Demo” pattern to add it to your post.
  4. A few lines of filler text with pre-defined citations and a bibliography block will appear in your post content.

Contributing

If you are a developer, we encourage you to follow along or contribute to the development of this plugin on GitHub.

Screenshots

  • The Bibliography Block
  • The Citations Rich Text Format

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Bibliography Integrate a comprehensive bibliography into your narrative.

Installation

From within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Citations’
  3. Activate ‘Citations’ from your Plugins page.

Manually

  1. Upload the citations folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the ‘Citations’ plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Reviews

September 26, 2023
Excellent plugin and fairly easy to use. This improves my citations and means I don’t have to simply write HTML code in a custom block to get them working.
September 23, 2023
I was literally looking out for a citations plugin and happen to find this one, its straightforward and easy to use. Hoping to see in future few updates like Citations Importer which could be useful for users who need to cite a large number of sources, Multiple references per citations, support for page builders like Elementor, WP Bakery etc.
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Contributors & Developers

“Citations” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

A comprehensive changelog can be found in the releases section of the plugin’s GitHub repository.