Footnotes Plugin - Looks Good, Free and Works

Last Update: January 14, 2014

On my blog, I sometimes have to add in a reference source as to where I am getting my info from. I used to write the reference url, etc in the sentence and that was it.

As I was looking for a footnotes plugin someone recommended this one to me.

I was a wee bit dismayed when I read at the downloads page, it hadn't been updated for the newest version of WordPress.

Therefore I tested it on a dummy siterubix site. It was easy to use, and can be placed wherever you want to in a sentence. I think that it looks good too. It worked really well no problems.

I've now got it installed on my main site and it is working really well. Of course I performed a "just in case" backup first.

(Reminder - always back up your site before getting new plugins. Not all themes want to be friends with all plugins. Some of them get a bit cranky, and don't want to work properly afterwards.)

If you want a free footnote plugin, I recommend it. If you have a better free one, then please tell us and post a link to it.

Annie

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georama Premium
Thanks for the info.
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Vuong1213 Premium
Hi Annie,

Good post. I check your site (anxietybitz) but not find any footnote on it.
Have you installed this plugin yet?

Your site is an awesome site. I love that clean theme.

Are you using free version or pro version of that theme? thanks
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AnnieB Premium
Hi Vuong thanks for your kind remarks. My footnotes are there, I even checked with incognito mode. Have a look at the paragraph titled "What effect does It Have", third line down about half way along you will see a number one. After you put in your reference in draft mode to your post in WP, then publish it, it looks like that. With a number attached to it. The plugin automatically, sequentially adds the numbers.

The footnotes are automatically added at the bottom of the page (Notes) with a little arrow on the end. If you click on the arrow, then it takes you to that numbered footnote in the post text.

BTW, its a free theme loaded from within WA training.
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hmasters Premium
Annie, I have gone from being considered an expert for 50 yrs. to being an absolute total novice who doesn't know squat. I always read your posts because I usually learn from them. I have not downoaded the latest Word Press because I have not know how and what all I need to back up first and the easiest way to back up. Is it only the web site that needs to be backed up for safety. I put a blog or a post on my site that I have not been able to get to show up yet. Thanks.
Harold
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AnnieB Premium
Dear Harold, let me help you out. Here is Kyle's video on doing a back up - https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-back-up-your-wordpress-site-using-tools-export.

Kyle also (very briefly) mentions updating plugins in the training videos for the Certification course on the left sidebar. I think Level 1 and either video 4 or 5.

If you are still unsure after this then PM me or leave a detailed message in a Classroom discussion area, and we'll try and get it sorted for you.
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Josh Perks Premium
What does it actually do? I know what foot notes are in a book, but not sure what they would look like on a blog.
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AnnieB Premium
Same thing. Have a look at at this page on my site.
http://goo.gl/uib79j

In your posts, the added in reference, you typed or pasted into your WP dashboard area when writing your blog, appears as a number when you publish your blog with the notes down the bottom of your post.

You can read about it on the plugin page if you are interested..
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Josh Perks Premium
Aha! good to know, thanks :)
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Shmizer Premium
Awesome!

Thanks Annie!
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