Support » Plugin: NetBlog » [Plugin: NetBlog] How do I create a bibliography

  • Resolved yay-food


    This looks like a great plugin, but it’s not very well documented. The tutorial provided doesn’t explain how to add the Bibliography at the bottom of a page, nor does it give a URL for MEL, which I can’t find despite Googling it. It installed fine and didn’t break anything, but I can’t really use it without better documentation.

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  • Plugin Author Benjamin Sommer


    First of all, I would like to thank you for your report and for liking Netblog. Since 1.5, this plugin has been totally redesigned to use object oriented programming style, making it much more easy to extend its functionality and all methods/functions are mostly well documented.

    In Netblog 1.5 or above:

    1. Use the Reference Maker on your edit post webpage and choose Tables > Bibliography.
    2. Choose a citation style for printing your bibliographies, e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, Turabian or one of your custom styles, if exists.
    3. Optional: type the headline for your list, e.g. Bibliography. Leave blank to use the default headline.
    4. Click on Copy&Paste or click in the field below. Copy the content of the field below into your WordPress Editor. Remember to paste it at the very bottom of your post, since it will only print citations made above in the same post.

    In Netblog prior to 1.5 or without Reference Maker:

    • Put the following code at the very bottom of your post:
      [nbcite print_headline="My References" print="apa" ]
    • You can also use this code, which renders a default Bibliography:
      [nbcite print="default" ]

    In addition, the tutorial at is rather new and will expand over time, since it takes a great deal of time to write a good documentation.

    More about creating bibliographies and custom styles, see

    Last but not least, what do you mean by “nor does it give a URL for MEL” exactly? NB-MEL lists all external links made with the “Further Reading” metabox on your edit post webpage. In this metabox, you can search the WWW for any resources using a popular search engine; results (if any) are displayed in an auto-complete box just below.
    To get to your NB-MEL, go to Links and then NB-MEL in your admin panel.

    Many thanks for your report and interest. I hope this solved your questions.

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