Naive plugin to easily create labels and references as in LaTeX/BibTeX based on davidstutz/jquery-references.
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Wordpress References

Small and naive plugin to easily create labels and references as in LaTeX/BibTeX based on davidstutz/jquery-references

Also check this blog article.


In wp-content/plugins, create a new folder wordpress-references and put all files within this repository in this folder. In the backend, go to "Plugins" -> "Installed Plugins" and activate "Wordpress References".


There are two forms of usage; the shorthand verison for placing a new label is

[lbl name scope]

This will put a label at this place. Now using

[ref name scope]

will place a reference to the label with the same name and in the same scope. Labels always start counting with 1; and counting is done separately for each scope. This means that

[lbl fig1 figures]
[ref fig1 figures]
[lbl ref1 references]
[ref ref1 references]

will output four times 1, as the two created labels live in separate scopes.

The longer notation for both shortcodes are

[lbl name="fig1" scope="figures]
[ref name="fig1" scope="figures]

The shorthand version and the explicit version should not be mixed, e.g. as follows:

[lbl name="fig1" figures] // will not work!
[lbl fig1 scope="figures"] // will not work!

To directly place the labels in brackets:

[lblb ref1 references]
[refb ref1 references]


Copyright (C) 2017 David Stutz

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.