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New Plugin: Simple Footnotes

A new WordPress plugin called Simple Footnotes has been installed and is now available for use by any of the WordPress sites on the Pages system. As its name implies, the Simple Footnotes plugin makes it easy to add footnotes to any WordPress post or page. To use it, simply add the following shortcode to your text:

[ref]Add the text (or URL) you want in the footnote here.[/ref]

The code will insert a superscript number at the location of the shortcode and place the contents of the note at the footer of your page or post. Here’s an example of how it would look after publishing your content:

The superscript number at the end of this sentence is automatically generated because of the added shortcode. 2 The footnote at the end of this post is also automatically generated and placed in the correct location.

That’s all there is to adding a footnote in WordPress using the Simple Footnotes plugin. If you are interested in using it don’t forget to activate the plugin from your site admin Plugins area.


  1. Add the text (or URL) you want in the footnote here.
  2. This is a footnote.