Feature #8116

Plugin request: Easy Footnotes

Added by Ben Miller over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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The current footnotes plugin on the Commons, FD Footnotes, is no longer being maintained (as of about a year ago, i.e. May 2016: ).

I'd like to request an alternative be installed on the Commons: [Easy Footnotes](, which seems easy to insert (the format is [note]%reference%[/note] ), easy to target with CSS, and by default uses a jQuery plugin (Qtip 2) to show the footnote text when hovering the cursor over the footnote number. It's in a stable release, tested up through WordPress 4.7.4, and seems to get rapid responses from users with questions. I don't know how it behaves if the JQuery isn't present, whether it's really built in or not.

I'm also open to other footnote plugins, if the Commons Team has had good experiences with one in particular. But this one seemed promising.

Thanks in advance,


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.10.19

Thanks for letting us know about this, Ben.

Easy Footnotes seems fine to me. The [note]footnote[/note] syntax feels more natural to me than the arbitrary-number-in-brackets of FD Footnotes. Does anyone else have an opinion?

If we go ahead with Easy Footnotes, I'll disable fd-footnotes from being activated, but will leave it in place for backward compatibility.

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.10.19 to 1.11.1

Bumping this forward a release to give time for feedback.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

easy-footnotes installed in

fd-footnotes hidden from Dashboard > Plugins (when not yet activated) in

Thanks for the recommendation, Ben!

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