Add inline footnotes to your posts. On desktop, the footnotes will appear as tooltips. On mobile, the footnote will expand beneath the text.
|Author:||Prism Tech Studios (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||4.4.8|
|WordPress version tested:||5.2|
|Added to WordPress repository:||09-04-2017|
|Total downloads:||6 558|
|Active installs:||1 000+|
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How do I create a footnote?
Use a footnote in your post by using the footnote icon in the WordPress editor or by using the shortcode: [mfn]this will be a footnote[/mfn]
Can I make desktop footnotes expand like they do on mobile instead of using tooltips?
Yes. Go to Settings -> Modern Footnotes and choose the “Expandable footnotes on desktop” option.
Can I customize the reference numbers output by the plugin?
Yes. You can specify custom reference numbers by using the “referencenumber” attribute to specify a particular reference number. For example: [mfn referencenumber=3]This will have the number 3 with it.[/mfn]
Can I customize the styles of footnotes?
If you want to customize the styles, you can do so by overriding the following styles in custom CSS for your theme:
.modern-footnotes-footnote – The superscript element displaying the footnote number
.modern-footnotes-footnote–selected – A superscript element that is currently active
.modern-footnotes-footnote__note – Styling that applies to both mobile and desktop footnotes
.modern-footnotes-footnote__note–mobile – The styling for a mobile footnote
.modern-footnotes-footnote__note–desktop – The styling for a desktop footnote
Is there support for the Block Editor/Gutenberg Editor?
Yes. You can use the Modern Footnotes button in the toolbar of the Block Editor to move the selected text into a footnote. However, if you want to customize the reference numbers output by the plugin, you’ll have to type out the shortcode instead.
1.0 – 4/1/17 – initial version.
1.1 – 11/8/17 – Added option to use expandable version of footnotes on desktop instead of the default tooltip style.
1.1.1 – 11/22/17 – Fixed error occuring in PHP versions below 5.3
1.1.2 – 1/6/18 – Fixed problem where scripts were enqueued incorrectly.
1.1.3 – 1/11/18 – Fixed issue where icon was not showing in the admin MCE editor
1.1.4 – 1/27/18 – Fixed issue where footnote numbering wouldn’t be sequential when other plugins like TablePress caused shortcodes to render in a different order than they appear in the HTML.
1.2 – 9/14/18 – Stopped using href=”#” for elements for increased theme compatibility. Added ability to have a custom shortcode. Added a custom CSS area. Added the ability to manually override citations.
1.2.1 – 10/3/18 – Fixed a problem where footnote would improperly size when it was opened multiple times at the edge of a container
1.2.2 – 10/8/18 – Changed license from LGPL to GPL2.
1.2.3 – 11/1/18 – Tested with WordPress 5.0
1.2.4 – 11/30/18 – Fixed a problem where HTML tags could not be entered inside a footnote.
1.2.5 – 11/30/18 – Fixed issue with footnotes causing line breaks.
1.2.6 – 1/28/19 – Removed footnote shortcodes from rendering in RSS feeds.
1.2.7 – 1/29/19 – Fixed additional shortcode rendering issue in RSS feeds.
1.3.0 – 2/19/19 – Fixed problem where Classic Editor button did not appear in WP 5.x. Added Gutenberg button. Allow shortcode within footnotes.