Discourse Footnote

:mega: This plugin is now bundled with Discourse core and is enabled by default. There is no need to install the plugin separately.

:discourse2: Summary Discourse Footnote allows users to create markdown footnotes in posts.
:hammer_and_wrench: Repository Link https://github.com/discourse/discourse-footnote
:open_book: Install Guide How to install plugins in Discourse

Enabling Footnote

The Footnote plugin is default enabled but can be disabled/enabled from the admin/plugins page:


Once enabled, you can add footnotes to your posts by typing them in like this:

A sentence that needs a footnote. ^[The footnote] 
Another sentence that needs a footnote. ^[The second footnote]

Or like this:

A sentence that needs a footnote. [^1] 
Another sentence that needs a footnote. [^2]

[^1]: The footnote
[^2]: The second footnote

You can mix and match both styles within a post, as well as use non-numbered anchors.

There are two ways to display the footnotes, controlled by the display footnotes inline admin setting:



A sentence that needs a footnote[1]
Another sentence that needs a footnote[2]

The inline versions are both Quote and mobile-friendly.


Name Description
enable markdown footnotes enable footnote markdown on this site
display footnotes inline enable inline expansion of footnotes

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Development History

Discourse footnote re-packages the footnote markdown.it extension by @Vitaly as a Discourse plugin.

  1. The footnote ↩ī¸Ž

  2. The second footnote ↩ī¸Ž