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Civil Footnotes

Create footnotes using a simple, easy-to-read syntax. Based on ‘WP-Footnotes’, a plugin by Simon Elvery, and Daring Fireball’s footnotes.

How do I use this plugin?

Please read the syntax guide.

Why aren’t there any settings?

Good software is opinionated. Good software makes decisions. Civil Footnotes has made decisions. There are a few CSS hooks you can use to style your footnotes, as detailed on the plugin site.

If you’re savvy, civil-footnotes.php is annotated with information on where to make edits to modify the plugin’s output.

I found a bug, how can I report it?

The best way to report a bug is directly to me via email, Twitter, or App.net. You can also start a discussion on the WordPress support forum.

Can I make a suggestion for a new feature?

You can, of course, but no guarantees. My website offers a few different ways to contact me.


This plugin is licensed under the same license as WordPress itself, the GPLv2 (or later).

Why is your background image in the Plugin Directory the Manhattan skyline?

Because it’s pretty.

Where can I download archived releases of Civil Footnotes?

From the main plugin page on the author’s website.

Requires: 2.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.16
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 1,000+


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