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Altmetric WordPress Plugin

Jean Liu, 14th May 2013

Box o' donutsAttention WordPress bloggers! Our developer Will has just created an awesome and free Altmetric WordPress plugin that allows you to insert Altmetric donuts and badges into any blog post. Now you can easily insert a colourful donut into your text, just as it’s done on the Interactions posts of the Altmetric blog. For example, the WordPress plugin was recently used to display donuts in the April High Five.

 

Step 1: Manually install the plugin (.zip) into WordPress.

It’s extremely simple to get started. First, download the Altmetric WordPress plugin (.zip file), and go into Plugins → Add New on WordPress. You have the option to directly upload the plugin as a .zip file. (This blog post provides useful guidance in installing plugins manually.) Once the .zip file has been uploaded, navigate to the Plugins dashboard page and click on “Activate” for the “Altmetric embeds” plugin.

We’ve submitted the Altmetric plugin to WordPress, so in the future, it will be much easier to install straight from the WordPress Plugins Directory. We’ll let you know when our plugin is available there.

Last thing: to install future updates, you will need to deactivate and delete old versions of the plugin.

 

Step 2: Start embedding!

Let’s say you want to embed a donut that shows all the online attention surrounding this Nature news article. Find out its DOI first, and then, insert the following shortcode into your post:

[altmetric doi=”10.1038/nature.2012.9872″ float=”right” example=”after”]

This line can be pasted into the WordPress visual editor, so there’s no need to go poking further at the HTML. However, please make sure you paste the shortcode on a new line in order to preserve the formatting of text around the donut. Installation of the plugin automatically puts in the Javascript code that is required to display the donuts, so no additional code is required on your page.

You can also easily customise how you want the donut or badge to appear on your blog. Just modify the appropriate tags in the pasted shortcode. You can modify parameters such as positioning, popover style, detail display, and more. For more information, refer to the detailed documentation.

 

Step 3: Show off to the world.

We’d love to see how you’re using the donuts, so if you decide to install the plugin, send us a link to your blog via Twitter or e-mail. Also, if your blog post isn’t showing up when you click on the donut to check a paper’s article details, then please get in touch and we’ll double-check that we’re tracking your blog.

15 Responses to “Altmetric WordPress Plugin”

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[...] Attention WordPress bloggers! Our developer Will has just created an awesome and free Altmetric WordPress plugin that allows you to insert Altmetric donuts and badges into any blog post. Now you can easily insert a colourful donut into your text, just as it’s done on the Interactions posts of the Altmetric blog. For example, the WordPress plugin was recently used to display donuts in the April High Five. (...) by Jean Liu, Altmetric, May 14, 2013  [...]

[...] Attention WordPress bloggers! Our developer Will has just created an awesome and free Altmetric WordPress plugin that allows you to insert Altmetric donuts and badges into any blog post. Now you can easily insert a colourful donut into your text, just as it’s done on the Interactions posts of the Altmetric blog. For example, the WordPress plugin was recently used to display donuts in the April High Five. (...) by Jean Liu, Altmetric, May 14, 2013  [...]

The Altmetric widget is here! | Altmetric.com
January 27, 2014 at 12:00 am

[…] might also like to check out our WordPress plugin, which will help you embed our delightful donuts wherever you mention a research […]

Jean Liu (@portablebrain)
March 3, 2014 at 12:00 am

@thelabandfield @altmetric We do have a Wordpress plugin available, if that was what you were looking for? http://t.co/9LDTDXYzem

@mseangallagher
March 28, 2014 at 12:00 am

Just started using the #Altmetric WordPress Plugin for tracking scholarly impact. http://t.co/c3LyPZoGA2

Ernesto Priego (@ernestopriego)
March 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

@jbenton awesome. Means you could experiment with these plugins then for your academic roundup :-p http://t.co/vpY6gc7MIV

@patlockley
May 7, 2015 at 12:00 am

@mrnick @altmetric http://t.co/Suu7VAEFOh ?

@goulu
November 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

mis à jour tous mes articles de https://t.co/Gy3gqjtBnK avec le https://t.co/iNhn0O3J8s de @altmetric

Craig
August 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

This plugin is still not available from Wordpress and it looks like you can no longer upload your own plugins, so this is pretty out-of-date. Is there any way we can include Altmetric badges on a Wordpress blog???

[…] You can also display your article’s Altmetric score (as the “donut” image) on your own webpage, blog, department webpage, or society’s webpage. It will link to the top three mentions of your article, taking readers to them. Just follow these simple instructions to embed the image. For those blogging via WordPress you can get the plugin. […]

Hazman
June 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

Do we have an update of this plugin?

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