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The Winnower Publisher


Assign a CrossRef digital object identifier (DOI) to your blog via The Winnower and archive your work FOREVER using CLOCKSS. Scholarly publishing tools for individual publishers (bloggers).


  • Multi author blogs
  • Updates The Winnower when you click update in WordPress
  • Retrieve DOI’s of your posts from The Winnower and display them for citation on your paper.


  1. On new or existing posts find „The Winnower Post Settings“
  2. Find „Cross-Post to The Winnower“ and choose „Yes“
  3. Chose at least one Topic for the post
  4. Click „Publish“

Your post will now be posted to the winnower!

Getting your DOI

Currently only administrators may request a DOI.

  1. Once your post has been published, find „You can request a DOI here.“ in „The Winnower Post Settings“ click it and you will end up on the post’s page at (Eg.
  2. On your post’s page click „Revise this Paper“
  3. Find the button „Archive“ – Note: Once you archive your post it can no longer be updated.
  4. You now have a DOI!
  5. Go back to your post edit page in your blog and find the „Retrieve DOI“ button and click it.
  6. Now update your paper to save the DOI.

The DOI will now display for citation at the bottom of you post!


This plugin requires the Piklist plugin which provides components for us to build this plugin.

The administrator of your blog will require an account with The Winnower and willingness to advance science. Authors currently only require a full name in their wordpress profile. Soon they’ll be able to link with their own Winnower accounts.

  1. Install The Winnower Publisher and Piklist plugins
  2. In „The Winnower“ settings in your admin dashboard save your api key. It can be found on your account page on


3. Septembar 2016.
The Plugin is dependent on Piklist plugin. That is not exactly bad although standalone is expected. This plugin essentially publishes the whole post on their domain via API and add Creative Commons License without warning on WordPress side. Retrieving DOI needs separate paid membership on their website. These may not be known or understandable to a new WordPress user. Paid membership needed is not mentioned in description. Readme and on WordPress post page disclaimer is requested to add as soon as possible.
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Contributors & Developers

“The Winnower Publisher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixes Topic fetching for older versions of cURL
  • Update archive link


  • Topics now load more reliably.
  • We now give more descriptive error messages in more circumstances.
  • In the rare chance topics weren’t loaded we will no longer prevent saving drafts or updating posts.
  • Better information about if you haven’t saved your api key
  • Add some feedback if you have’t filled out your names in your wordpress profile