Easy Footnotes WP

Easy Footnotes is a WordPress plugin for easily adding footnotes to your WordPress posts. Fitting name, eh?

Easy Footnotes is simple to use. Activate the plugin and then start adding footnotes to your WordPress posts using the shortcode [note]Footnote content.[/note]

Easy Footnotes will automatically count up your footnotes (feetnotes) and inserts a number where the footnote shortcode is placed1 as well as appending an ordered list of all your notes to the bottom of your post. Then users have two easy ways to view your notes. They can simply hover over the label2 and your footnote will be displayed in an easy to read tooltip using the jQuery qTip2 plugin. When clicking on the label the user will be scrolled down the page to the corresponding tooltip at the bottom of the post3. They can then easily navigate back to where they were by clicking the return to top icon at the end of each tooltip.

  1. Like so.
  2. You hovered, didn’t you.
  3. See I told you it works
  • Max Ziebell

    Hello, just wanted to let you know that the plugin is great. Only thing since I activated it I got 4 errors in my webinspector [Error] Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 404 (Not Found) (jquery.qtip.min.map, line 0) http://cdn.jsdelivr.net/qtip2/2.2.1//var/www/qtip2/build/tmp/tmp-656464emu9s/jquery.qtip.min.map

    Although it works …

    Could you look into that?

    • jasonyingling

      Sorry for the errors. I think these were in a previous version are you using the most recent version of the plugin? I’ll take a look into as well just to be safe.

  • Olaf R. Schneider

    This looks really great. Can i put Hyperlinks to external sources in the footnote and how will it be displayed?

    • jasonyingling

      Hey thanks for using the plugin. You can use external links in the footnote. Just highlight the text and add a link as you normally would and it should show up styled the same way as the default links within your content.

  • zntneo

    Is it possible to put them before the sharing links from jetpack?

    • Yes I second / request this too! I’m glad they’re above “related posts” but it’s really strange to have them below the sharing links too. It makes it look like sharing links are just floating in the middle of the post content. Could you set the filter call so it appears above the share links please?

      • jasonyingling

        I’ll see if I can track down what priority Jetpack gives it’s the_content filter and lower easy footnotes below that. It’s a tricky thing because it will depend on each sharing plugins own priority.

        • Thanks Jason! That’s great! After I left this comment it occurred to me to go see if anyone on the official WP plugin page had figured it out or left a comment. So I chimed in there too and left a comment and shared that I had found the jetpack share links’ filter call is set to a priority of 19 I believe. Thanks again!

  • Hi Jason,

    Question for you. I noticed that easy footnotes inherit font size from particular blogs. Is there any way to adjust that so font size is a bit smaller than my home site css?

  • Mark Orton

    Footnotes listing at the bottom of the page is displayed with this as title: “Footnotes”.

    See here for example here: https://americandelusions.com/2017/12/12/cost-of-war-5-6-trillion-for-us-wars-2001-2017/

  • Capitol Hellway

    Hi, the text for one of my footnotes is showing up ‘italicized’ and i’m not sure why… See post at http://www.capitolhellway.com/2017/12/06/killing-prem-aburvasamy-and-eric-marks/ and then go down to footnote number 3 at bottom of page for example. Thanks!

  • Capitol Hellway

    Hi, the text for one of my footnotes is showing up ‘italicized’ and i’m not sure why… See post at http://www.capitolhellway.com/2017/12/06/killing-prem-aburvasamy-and-eric-marks/ and then go down to footnote number 3 at bottom of page for example. Thanks! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb82be86be1a2ec66e47d445420f09b2a167233a32233c6f7ea10c1ce5355a3f.png