Now available: Footnotes for WordPress(posted on 06 March 2010)
I’m happy to announce the initial public release (2010.0306) of Footnotes for WordPress, a new open-source plugin for the WordPress blogging platform. Footnotes for WordPress is a simple plugin designed with a simple aim in mind: to make it dead-easy to include decently-formatted footnotes in posts and pages on your WordPress blog.
Installation: Installation is designed to be dead simple. Download the installation package, install the contents in the plugins directory of your WordPress website, and activate the plugin from within the WordPress Plugins control panel. The plugin should begin working automatically as soon as it is activated.
Usage: Shortcodes are based on MediaWiki’s syntax for footnotes. To create a footnote, you can use the following WordPress shortcode:
This text is footnoted.[ref]With this footnote[/ref]
The plugin will automatically generate a unique HTML ID for each footnote that you add. However, if you wish to set a specific HTML ID of your own, you can use the
You can make the plugin generate IDs
with different names.[ref name="any-id-you-please"]Any IDs you
By default, the plugin will automatically place all footnotes at the end of your post. If you want to display the footnote content somewhere else in the post (for example, because you want to place it above a list of “see also” likes), you can do so using the
This text is footnoted.[ref]With this footnote.[/ref] And our footnotes will appear here: [references/] <h3>See also:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://example.com/1/">Post 1</a></li> <li><a href="http://example.com/2/">Post 2</a></li> </ul>
Download and enjoy! As always, if you have any issues with the release, or if there is anything that you would like to see included in a future release, please use the comments form or drop me a line to let me know about it.
-  In fact, I am using the plugin on this installation of WordPress, so you can see what kind of output it produces right here. ↩