Support » Plugin: footnotes » footnotes appear in random places on academic website

  • ResolvedPlugin Author Mark Cheret


    Posting an email I received from L. Smith.

    Hi there 😉 I am using your FOOTNOTES plugin on my client’s website and it works perfectly HOWEVER recently I think there is a conflict (maybe with the theme?) The footnotes are appearing in the footer and all over the pages (not on every page, but random pages. Can you please assist as this is an academic site and needs to be very professional? Thank you so so much.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • We’re experiencing the same issue on Footnotes are appearing at random in the sidebar. An example can be found on this page — footnotes from a random article appear below the EcoSattva Training widget on the right-hand sidebar.

    Plugin Author pewgeuges


    Mrs Smith, @tashi1es, @markcheret,

    I beg your pardon for all the trouble. As I can see, the disorder went away by using our current stable bugfix release 2.0.8. This is used on both your websites: and On the former the 10ᵗʰ topmost page has footnotes: It now displays correctly with all 31 footnotes in their place, none added, none missing.

    However I notice that the superscript footnote referrers are sitting too low, both because until version 2.0.5, our plugin applied three style rules that were not cross-theme and cross-browser compatible, and most importantly—the reason why I’m bring this up here—because on your client’s website, these rules are hard-coded in the HTML source via the CSS customizer. Thus this embedded style sheet is overriding the improvements made in the Footnotes plugin’s public one.

    To fix that, you need to delete these rules from your Custom CSS:

        vertical-align: top !important;
        position: relative !important;
        top: 0.4em !important;

    applied to the footnote referrers’ <‌sup‌> element’s footnote_plugin_tooltip_text class.

    Simply deleting them will do the trick.

    @tashi1es: On the widget displays correctly with the intended text below and no errands. I’d like to check the intended footnotes on your website too, but I’m very late responding to the OP and need to post now. I’ll try to do it later.

    My apologies again to everyone for all the trouble. As expressed in

    Mark, Thanks for posting Mrs Smith’s email and forwarding my apologies.

    Best regards,

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by pewgeuges.
    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by pewgeuges.

    Yes, I installed version 2.0.8, and now everything seems to be working now (the random footnotes were appearing with 2.0.6). Thank you!

    Plugin Author pewgeuges


    @tashi1es, Thank you for your feedback. You are welcome. I’m so sorry that you went through it; my apologies for causing that trouble.

    I’ve unsuccessfully tried to check further, and am relieved that problems are all solved.

    Best regards.

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by pewgeuges.
    • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by pewgeuges.
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