Support » Plugin: footnotes » duplicate but same number

  • Resolved companydebt


    We are just starting to use this plugin.

    But it seems odd that if you need to cite the same citation twice, it uses a sequential number. We would like to follow the model on say whereby if the same source is used, it simple uses the same number.

    Can the plugin handle this in any way?

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  • drjkiel


    Thank you for posting, I am having the same issue.

    My site:

    See citations 16-18

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by drjkiel.
    Plugin Contributor Rumperuu


    Hi @companydebt and @drjkiel,

    Thanks for the support request, sorry for the delay in replying to you.

    The continuation of footnote numbering even when combining identical footnotes is a workaround for the existing footnote parsing algorithm (as per the description on the Plugin settings page, see Obviously this is not ideal.

    However, we are currently in the midst of a major revamp of the codebase, which will include re-doing the current the parsing algorithm. I’ve created an Issue to track this feature request, and we will try to include the option to properly combine identical footnotes in a future release.

    Thank you for using footnotes!

    • This reply was modified 12 months ago by Rumperuu.


    Rumperuu- thanks for replying. Theres a lot of code in that link. do I need all of it? And where do I paste it? pretend I know nothing. Thanks, J

    Plugin Contributor Rumperuu


    Hi @drjkiel

    Sorry for being unclear, the link to the code was just to highlight the description text for the ‘Combine Identical Footnotes’ setting, which reads (emphasis mine):

    Even when footnotes are combined, footnote numbers keep incrementing. This avoids suboptimal referrer and backlink disambiguation using a secondary numbering system. The Ibid. notation and the op. cit. abbreviation followed by the current page number avoid repeating the footnote content. For changing sources, shortened citations may be used. Repeating full citations is also an opportunity to add details.

    So there is no solution available at the moment, but we are working on updating the footnote parsing functionality and will hopefully be able to offer properly-numbered combined footnotes once that is finished (and you can track progress on the GitHub Issue).

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