Help readers know how to cite your article correctly. Use Cite plugin to display a box at the bottom of each page/post with reference information. Add to any page/post using shortcode [cite]

Key Features

  • Simple & lightweight
  • Dynamically generate tags such as site name, post title, permalink, publication date, last accessed date
  • Works in all major browsers – IE7, IE8, IE9, Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Add to any page using shortcode [cite]



Would you like to help translate the plugin into more languages? It’s very easy – you don’t have to know any code. Please contact Maeve


  • The Cite settings screen in WP Admin
  • An example of Cite in action


  1. Upload the cite folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the Cite plugin through the WordPress ‘Plugins’ dashboard.
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the Cite tab that appears in your admin menu.
  4. Add to any page using shortcode [cite]


Who is this plugin for?

Cite plugin is made for academics or other people that publish scholarly articles using WordPress. It allows them to easily add reference information with dynamic tags such as permalink or article title generated automatically.

How can I customise the design?

The plugin has some very basic styling which should work for most users, but if you want to customise it further you can do that easily via your theme CSS.

Can I use Cite plugin in my Language?

Yes, the plugin is internationalized and ready for translation. If you would like to help with a translation please contact me

Where can I get support for this plugin?

If you’ve tried all the obvious stuff and it’s still not working please request support via the forum.


Perfect plug-in!

This plug-in is awesome, it is very easy and straight forward. I utilize this plug-in all the time for my articles, and I would recommend this to anyone.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Fixed {date} template tag to get last accessed date (today’s date)


  • Added support for author name
  • Updated default cite text
  • Added reference samples
  • Thank you to @jackdougherty for contributing these improvements


  • Wrapped function displayTodaysDate in an if statement to avoid calling the function if it is already active


  • Added publication date template tag


  • Initial release