The Typical Theme

A Resolution Independent Wordpress Theme with Microdata Support


If you’re publishing non-fiction it’s frequently desirable to supply footnotes at the end of your article. Although simple hyperlinks to cited work is often sufficient, the footnote mechanism allows you to provide additional insight in the form of a ‘note’.

Not surprisingly, there are a number of plugin solutions to enable authors to work with footnotes. I was so enamoured with Nacin‘s Simple Footnotes that I deceided to make it native to Typical. The script is injected via the functions.php file on the condition that the PHP class does not already exist (ie. the plugin has been loaded as a plugin already).

[ref]Here is a footnote[/ref]

Using Simple Footnotes is … simple. You insert your footnote alongside the relevant point in the text flow using the [ref] shortcode supplied, like so 1. Incrementation of the numbering is handled automatically.


  1. Here is a footnote

The author,

Heydon is the creator of Typical. He is a Web Designer, Developer and Typographer. His icon fonts are available from Font Squirrel and you may wish to use his AngularJS-built lorem ipsum tool, Paragrabbr. Heydon is passionate about semantic HTML and web typography. He has written about User Experience Design and coding for Smashing Magazine.

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