What is the overall process of installation?

Installing the TrendMD recommendations widget is easy. After getting an account created and your content indexed, your Account Manager will send you your site-specific widget code.

Setup takes as little as 10 minutes.

What will TrendMD look like once installed on my website(s)?

The TrendMD widget will automatically pick up the visual themes from your site (it will default to your existing CSS). However, both the appearance of the widget and the content presented by the widget can be fully customized.

You can also use the !important rule to alter the CSS for the widget.
Here is an example of what the widget looks like on BMJ:

What placement of the widget do you recommend?

In most cases, the widget tends to perform best if placed directly below the abstract with 2 columns or on the right hand side of the page with 1 column.

That said, we encourage you to A/B test to determine the optimal widget placement that yields the highest clickthrough rate.

We are transitioning to a redesign and a new platform, should we wait until after the transition to install TrendMD?

There is no need to wait! The TrendMD widget code works the same way regardless of platform**. It's just 2 lines of javascript in the page footer and one line of HTML where you want the widget placed on the page. Additionally, the transition does not affect any of the backend work that TrendMD does to index the content and distribute your links across the network, so you will have complete continuity that you can follow through the resulting analytics in your TrendMD dashboard. **If you are switching onto or off Wordpress, contact us!

Crawling your content

TrendMD will crawl and index your publicly available article pages on your website(s).

To make sure we don't get blocked, please whitelist our crawler IP:

Please contact your TrendMD account representative for questions or [email protected] to get started.

Wordpress Plugin

  1. No indexing request is needed if the widget is installed via Wordpress plugin
    1. TrendMD staff will register your organization and website(s) in the Admin Dashboard
  2. Download the plugin from https://wordpress.org/plugins/trendmd/
  3. Install the downloaded plugin in your WordPress Admin Dashboard by following these steps:
    1. From the Plugins menu, click on “Add New“
    2. Upload the plugin zip file by clicking “Upload Plugin“
    3. Click “Choose file“ to upload the zip file you have just downloaded
    4. Click “Install Now“
    5. Click “Activate Plugin“
    6. You will see “Plugin activated“ notification at the top of the page and ”TrendMD” will appear in the list of activated plugins
  4. During the installation process the plugin attempts automatic identification
  5. If this fails, the wizard will request the journal ID and TrendMD can provide it upon request
  6. Once the plugin is installed, enable indexing
  7. Click “Continue” to go to the TrendMD website, and click on “Create account”
  8. Login with your TrendMD account
  9. Complete your registration
  10. Add your website to TrendMD

Widget placement customization
  1. Option 1 — you can place the widget container manually
    1. Tick the checkbox highlighted with red
    2. Include this code: <div id="trendmd-suggestions"></div> in the source code of your website wherever you'd like the widget to appear
    Option 2 — done by TrendMD developers via the "Custom widget placement" feature in Admin Dashboard
    1. Leave the above checkbox unticked
    2. File a request to development to customize widget placement
      1. You should provide the CSS selector where you want the widget to be attached

Additional configuration
  1. Use HTML meta tags for article indexing, if the page does not refresh for each article
    1. Compatibility option (use meta tags inside the page html header to identify each article)
  2. Do not index articles from the following categories
    1. The widget will not appear on articles from selected categories

Check install
  1. Navigate to an article page and select View>Developer>View Source
  2. This will open up a window with the website's code. Ctl+F “trendmd” and look for the code
  3. Look for: <p><!--TrendMD vx.y.z→</p> (code update activity might lead to changes in version number)
  4. Full Wordpress code
    <script type='text/javascript' src='//trendmd.s3.amazonaws.com/trendmd.min.js?ver=4.5.4'> (http://trendmd.s3.amazonaws.com/trendmd.min.js?ver=4.5.4%27%3E%3C/script)> <p><!—TrendMD v2.3→</p> <div class="textwidget"><div id="trendmd-suggestions"></div></div> TrendMD.register({journal_id: 'xxxxxx', element: '#trendmd-suggestions', ... }}