How can I add footnotes to my text?

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  • #267019

    philistor
    Member

    How can I add footnotes to my text? I know that this may sound a silly question, but I am new here.

    #267211

    ellaella
    Member

    There are no silly questions. You’ll have to format it by hand, although I don’t know if you can achieve a superscript. You might have to use asterisks. The Paste from Word option might work, but creating posts in Word often causes problems. See the FAQ for more.

    #267396

    If you mean footnote numbers that link to actual footnotes, you have to use ‘page jump’ links – see here:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/06/how-do-i-page-jump/

    In case this is (justifiably) incomprehensible to you, let me try to tailor it to footnotes.

    Where you want your first reference, you can write:
    <a href="#f1"> [1]</a>
    After the end of the main text, your first footnote should have
    <a name="f1">1. </a>
    followed by the text of the footnote.

    Same for the rest of your footnotes (replace the 1s with 2s, etc.).

    #267397

    dlager
    Member

    Thanks for the tip panaghiotisadam,
    I’m adding this to my favs for further reference.

    #267399

    Hi, dlager – glad you liked that!

    #267436

    wpvstp
    Member

    Expanding on panaghiotisadam’s tips, you can make the footnote link back to the post.
    Write this where you want to make the footnote
    <a href="#X" id="refX"><sup>[FOOTNOTE]</sup></a>
    Where you want to link back to the post text, write
    <a href="#refX" id="X">BACK TO POST</a>
    The “X” is only used for internal linking. You can replace that with a code or number of your own choice, e.g. “footnote1″ or “fn1″ or whatever, just remember to keep the “#” and the “ref”. “FOOTNOTE” can be a number or letter or whichever you use to designate footnotes. “BACK TO POST” can be a text of your own choice.
    http://tpvswp.wordpress.com/2008/08/16/how-to-make-footnotes/

    #267447

    Nice follow-up, wpvstp! Next time someone asks, I’ll link to your post.

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