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WP Academic Publications


Let’s you add academic publications, such as those listed in journals or conferences, to your WordPress admin page. These can then be displayed on your site using a shortcode or php function call.


How do I use the shortcode?

Add [academicpubs] in a post. This can have options:

category: comma separated list of publication category slugs to display.
numbered: if true, publications will be displayed with an ordered list.
limit: total number of publications to display.
reverse: display in chronological order (default is reverse chronological).
show_links: if true, show links to the paper pdf and bibtex file.
page_num: useful for paging, tell wordpress to return the publications that would be on this page.
num_per_page: number of pubs to show on a 'page', needed for the paging functionality.

For example:

[academicpubs category=selected,science numbered=true limit=5 reverse=true show_links=false]
What if I want the publications somewhere else?

You can use one of the two php functions anywhere in a template.

/* Returns a list of publications. Each publication contains key,val pairs.
 * $options: array('option' => 'value')
 * Returns: [['id':1, 'title':'Paper Name', 'pdf_url':''],
 *           [another pub...]]
 *          fields are: id, title, authors, conference, pdf_url, bibtex_url,
 *                      slides_ppt, website_url

/* Returns html around each publication.

For example:

$opts = array('category'   => 'selected,science',
              'reverse'    => 'true',
              'show_links' => 'false');
$pubs = wpap_display_publications($opts);
foreach ($pubs as $pub) {
    echo '<p>' . $pub['title'] . '</p>';


$opts = array('numbered'   => 'true',
              'limit'      => 10);
echo wpap_display_publications_formatted($opts);
What does the output look like?
What is a starter for some CSS styling?

.wpap .publication-title {
font-size: 110%;
font-weight: bold;
.wpap p {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
.wpap ul {
list-style: none;
margin: 0;
.wpap li {
margin-bottom: 15px;


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Needs more features


I like this plugin, but I would love it TEN times more (and actually recommend it) if we could add an image (like a book cover) to publication entries, PLEASE add the capability of adding an image and more than one website source, for instance I have a publication that is listed on multiple websites but I can only add one right now.

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1.2: Fixed issue where only 10 publications would display.

1.1: Added slides and website.
Better support for translation.

1.0: Initial release

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