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Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator Widget


Allows the user to calculate her Body Mass Index (BMI), a commonly accepted characteristic for obesity based on her body’s weight and height. Please visit the accompanying WordPress Body Mass Index Widget article for further information on this widget’s usage and the index’ characteristics or value ranges.

Caveat: Your Body Mass Index is just a rough indication of your body’s health condition and weight proportions. Do not use this value as a sole criterion for choosing your daily diet or excersising.


German translation by Robert and Nic Bastelt.
Hungarian translation by Krisztina.
Dutch translation by Rene.
Spanish translation by Brian Flores.


  1. Unzip and upload the contained files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Add the sidebar widget

  1. Install the Body Mass Index widget through the ‘Design’ menu in WordPress

(Optional, for advanced users) Add `wet_bmicalc` to a post or a page

  1. Type [wet_bmicalc] into a post’s or a page’s body text.

(Optional, for advanced users) Add `wet_bmicalc` to a template

  1. Enter <?php echo do_shortcode('[wet_bmicalc]'); ?> into a suitable template file.


Which prerequisites does `wet_bmicalc` expect?

Actually, very little. wet_bmicalc requires JavaScript for its calculations, that’s about all.

How would I modify wet_bmicalc’s options when it is used as a short tag or inside a template?

To modify this plugin’s option, you will have to add a widget at least once. Once the options are set, they are used for all instances of this plugin and you can safely remove the widget.

Contributors & Developers

“Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  1. Compatibility check with WordPress 3.4
  2. Enhanced configurability


  1. Improved German translation by Nic Bastelt
  2. Compatibility check with WordPress 3.1