Mon Laboratoire


This WordPress plugin allows you to simply update the members, teams, themes, publications (from third party HAL or third party database Descartes Publi) of a laboratory’s web pages without any knowledge of web programming.


  • Documentation intégrée
  • Page de configuration des fonctionnalités


  1. Upload \”MonLabo\” to the \”/wp-content/plugins/\” directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure Mon Laboratoire at page admin.php?page=MonLabo_config
  4. Place shortcodes in your pages (shortcode list is given at page “wp-admin/admin.php?page=MonLabo”)


Does MonLabo is functionnal in multisite?

Yes, but there are few functionalites that do not work as attended. A future version will fix that.

If I want to display publications, what publication third party service should I configure ?

Answer: By default you have to use HAL which is opened to all french-speaking scientific community. If you are in Paris Descartes University, you can use Descartes Publi (please contact author if you have no access to this service).


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Contributors & Developers

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


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You can consult complete changelogs in file changelog.txt


  • BUG : Remove debug print.


  • Evolutions of functionalities :
    • BUG/EVOL : Better integration of Polylang, links are pointing on translated pages
    • NEW (admin interface): We can now add several mentors and students that are from outside the laboratory
    • NEW (admin interface): Mentors and students selection interfaces are hidden by default. Can be shown with a button.
  • Improve reliability:
    • CODE: Deep refactoring in process (new classes…)
    • BUG: New line character was not kept in several text area
    • CODE: upgrade licence version from GPL-2.0-or-later to GPL-3.0-or-later


  • Evolutions of functionalities :
    • EVOL: Improve [teams_list] – directors names are no more simple texts but links to their pages
    • CODE/EVOL : Transformation to uppercase of persons names is now done by CSS (thus can be reversed)
  • Improve reliability:
    • CODE: ready and tested for WordPress 5.8
    • BUG: bad link to person that have multiple pages
    • BUG: Edition form of an alumni person do no more forget the state of alumni
    • BUG (minor): Correct bad alphabetic order in editing form (table view)
    • BUG (minor): Correct some bad display of default picture of persons in editing form
    • CODE: Correct hundreds of warnings given by static analizer PHPMD (PHAN static analyser is alredy used).


  • NEW : new language admin menu that permits:
    • force language in french or english
    • or, translate page in the language of user’s browser
    • or, be able to translate pages of persons, teams, units in two languages
    • or, use a translation plugin as Polylang
  • NEW : accept either singular of plural form of parameters for most shortcodes.
    Parameters: year(s), categor(y/ies), team(s), unit(s), person(s), unit(s), group(s), thematic(s)
    Shortcodes: [members_list] [members_table] [members_chart] [former_members_list] [former_members_table] [former_members_chart] [teams_list] [publications_list]
  • EVOL: Rename several shortcode with more explicit names (old names are still functionnal)
    • Rename [alumni_list] into [former_members_list]
    • Rename [alumni_table] into [former_members_table]
    • Rename [alumni_chart] into [former_members_chart]


  • Evolutions of functionalities :
    • FEAT: shortcode [publications_list] : Permit to chose the type of HAL publications to display => Add option hal_typepub
    • FEAT: shortcode [teams_list] : Add options ‘unit’ and ‘team’
    • EVOL: shortcode [teams_list] : Small rearange in design (badly arranged margins, limits and sizes. Limit logo of thematics in size).
    • EVOL: shortcode [team_panel] : Add links to thematics pages. Add logo and color block
  • Correct bugs :
    • BUG: shortcode [teams_list] : Do not display groups if groups option is not enabled
    • BUG: shortcode [teams_list] : Cannot link internal team pages
  • Main improvements for reliability :
    • Code ready and tested for WordPress 5.7


  • Ready and tested for WordPress 5.6
  • BUG : Repair broken link “Configuration” in extensions list
  • BUG : On new installations, some default activated-options were not activated (at least MonLabo_uses_members_and_groups)
  • BUG : Remove some warnings (function image_from_id_or_url())


  • Main evolutions of functionalities :
    • EVOL : A person can own several pages
    • EVOL : A person can own several emails (separated by coma)
    • EVOL : Add the option “person=” to shortcode [alumni_list] (as it already exists for [members_list])
  • Main improvements or updates of interface:
    • DESIGN : Improve ergonomy of “Custom texts” config tab.
    • EVOL : Much easier configuration form for members WordPress address
    • EVOL : Correction of poor display of radio buttons in config interface.
  • Main improvements about security and reliability:
    • CODE/BUG : Rewrite all code for chosing an image as a logo for Thematic, team or unit. Sometimes it was non functionnal.
    • CODE : Improve unit test coverage (6026 tests) and tested in WordPress multisite


  • BUG : PHP error when activate multiple units mode and define no unit


  • BUG : Bad PHP warning of function error_MonLabo_perso_page_parent()


  • CODE: Convert text-domain and langage slug ‘MonLabo’ into ‘mon-laboratoire’ in order to be compatible with
  • BUG : Simplify some complex translation calls beause it was badly interpretated sometimes
  • BUG: Solve potential errors of translations when blog language is different that page language (for instance if a translation plugin is installed).


  • BUG : Suppress warnings with PHP 7.4
  • BUG : Sometimes “Room” was badly translated in shortcodes for members
  • BUG : Sometimes language english was not taken into account : add en_GB translation
  • BUG : WordPress official repository do not recognize that main language is french : add fr_FR translation


  • BUG : Suppress warnings in admin page


  • EVOL : The plugin is changing its name from “MonLabo” to “Mon Laboratoire”
  • EVOL : The plugin is now in WordPress plugin repository
  • EVOL : Remove backward compatibility for following obsolete shortcodes :
    • [members_list_automatic], [get_members_list]
    • [custom_publications_list], [publications_automatic]
    • [perso_panel_automatic]
    • [alumni]
  • CODE : Suppress dead codes.

Minor or inconspicuous changes: see file changelog.txt