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PLOS ALM Widget will display PLOS article-level metrics (ALMs) based on the ALM 2.0 API. It can accommodate the display of ALMs for a single or multiple articles. Users will be able to add the widget plug-in to any WordPress blog. To populate the widget, users enter a PLOS article DOI (e.g., 10.1371/journal.pone.0000039) in the control panel. Once added, the widget displays the ALMs on the appropriate page. If any of the metrics have no data or 0 value, that metric will not display in the widget. If no metrics exist for an article, the entire article will not display. If there are no articles in the widget with ALMs, the widget will not display.

Possible use cases for the widget include:

  1. A researcher with a WordPress webpage who has published one or more articles with PLOS
  2. A lab webpage on WordPress with multiple researchers who have published one or more articles with PLOS
  3. University department or funding agency webpage on WordPress with many researchers and many PLOS papers


  • PLOS ALM Widget Settings
  • PLOS ALM Widget Display


Install via the WordPress Admin installer. OR…

  1. Click the big button and download the plugin zip file.
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Upload the almwidget folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

You will find ALM Widget settings menu under Appearance in your WordPress admin panel. Once the widget has been configured, you can add the widget to the sidebar or any widget enabled area of your theme.


Where do I find more information about ALM?

You can find detail information about PLOS ALM here:

How do I contact you if I have questions?

Please send email to


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PLOS ALM Widget v1.0 – 2012-09-25
Initial release.