It is with great pleasure that I announce a wonderful new plugin for blogs: Academic
The plugin automatically generates citations at the foot of every blog post in five common formats: AMA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and MLA. It is well documented and installation is simple: upload and activate the plugin, insert a line into your template, and add optional CSS to your stylesheet.
What this means is that every post on a blog can be easily cited with all the correct details needed, something that not all blogs supply. Besides encouraging citing of your hard earned posts, it also champions blogs as valid sources. The plugin was created by the spectaculous Julie Meloni and fantabulous fellow WRT blogger Jeremy Douglass (who announced its release here). I assisted with the project enough to earn bragging rights! 🙂 Julie is working on making the plugin work for Moveable Type and Blogger, so don’t feel left out. Try it now, click on ‘view academic citations’ at the footer of this post. Enjoy!