Support » Plugin: WP-Footnotes » [Plugin: WP-Footnotes] Unable to use links in the footnote

  • Resolved miletbaker



    If I use (( and )) syntax, footnotes which have links in, show inline rather than in the footnotes section. The work around is to use the <footnotes> </footnotes> tags but not sure if this method is deprecated, as the docs say this is the old school way of referencing links?

    For example:

    Welcome to WordPress ((Find out more and <a href="">download the installer here</a>)) . This is your first post ((you bet)). Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

    detects only the second footnote.



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  • Plugin Author drzax


    Hi Jon,

    The <footnotes></footnotes> method should be considered deprecated, but I’m not planning on dropping support for it in any particular future release and can’t see why I ever would.

    I’ve tried to replicate this issue using the latest released version of WP-Footnotes but couldn’t. Everything worked as expected when adding links inside footnotes.

    If you’re still having issues and are using the latest version, please log a bug.


    Hi Simon,

    First off – this is one of my favorite and most-used plugins. Thank you for all your hard work on it.

    Second – I am having the same problem as Jon. For some reason any footnote with “((” and “))” which contains a link does not show up as a footnote, whereas any footnote without a link will.

    You can see my posts with this issue on my site here –



    Ah! I think I know what the problem is!!!

    I like to use a double-space after a period when writing. However, when inspecting the source code of the page, I saw the following:
    at the start of the footnote. I changed the double space before the footnote into a single space, and the problem disappeared. For some reason this issue did not occur when using a footnote without a link.

    I hope this helps,


    Plugin Author drzax


    Hi MakerBlock,

    Thanks for the feedback. I’m not sure this is the same issue as Jon, but your double spacing should be fine – I’ve added a bug to the bug tracker, and this should get fixed for the next release.


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