Endnotes is a simple solution for adding footnotes to your WordPress posts or pages. The plugin originated as a fork of John Watson’s FD Footnotes but has been updated to use the WordPress Settings API. The original plugin’s usage and functionality has been retained.
How to Use
You can add footnotes to your posts or pages by adding numbered inline content within square brackets. Place the inline content where you would like the superscript numeral to appear.
I am Jack's happy sentence that will contain a footnote[1. I am Jack's happy footnote] for calling out a reference.
Each footnote must have a number, followed by a period and a space, and then the actual footnote. They don’t have to be unique but it is recommended. It doesn’t matter what the numbers are since the footnotes will be automatically renumbered when the post is displayed.
Footnotes can contain anything you’d like including links, images, etc. Footnotes are automatically linked back to the spot in the text where the note was made.
Square Bracket Usage
Do not include square brackets inside the footnotes themselves.
Unique Footnote Numbers
Footnote numbers don’t need to be unique but it is highly recommended, especially if the text is identical for multiple footnotes. If you have multiple footnotes with the exact same text and number, you may get undesirable results.
You can install Endnotes either via the WordPress Dashboard or by uploading the extracted
endnotes folder to your
/wp-content/plugins/ directory. Once the plugin has been successfully installed, simply activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in your WordPress Dashboard.
Once the plugin has been activated, visit the Settings page to customize the display of your footnotes.
- Why was this plugin developed?
Though we loved the simplicity of the FD Footnotes plugin, we felt it was prudent to utilize the WordPress Settings API to prevent the occurrence of PHP errors we were encountering.
- Will the plugin style my footnotes?
No. We felt it was important to leave the stylistic presentation of your footnotes up to you. The markup for the footnotes is pretty straightforward and should inherit your theme’s styles for
olelements. There are unique CSS class names you can hook into for further customization via your theme’s
- I am using FD Footnotes. Can I migrate to Endnotes?
If you would like to replace FD Footnotes with Endnotes, you will need to deactivate FD Footnotes before activating Endnotes. Because this plugin is using the WordPress Setting API, you will need to navigate to the Endnotes Settings page and save your settings.
- Is the plugin translatable?
Yes. If you have translated the plugin into your language, please send the translation files to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in future releases.
- Initial release