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Side Matter

Turns footnotes into sidenotes, magically aligning each note in the sidebar next to its corresponding reference in the text.

  1. Upload the side-matter directory to /wp-content/plugins.
  2. Activate Side Matter using the Plugins screen.
  3. Place the Side Matter widget in your sidebar using the Widgets screen.
  4. Use the [ref] shortcode to generate notes in posts and pages, like so: [ref]Note text goes here.[/ref]

To change default settings, use the Side Matter options page linked under the Appearance menu on your admin screen.

For information on changing the appearance of Side Matter elements with CSS, see Other Notes.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.13
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 800+


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