Discourse Footnote

: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


Footnotes have been discussed as an optional CommonMark extension for a while:

The general consensus is that the extension should allow for syntax such as:

some deep thought who needs a reference[^1]

[^1]: Here's the reference. 

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

It supports both, single line and multi paragraph footnotes.

So, for example, this works.

We are our choices. [^sartre]

A lot of interesting words

He really said it. [^sartre]

[^sartre]: We are our choices.
Sartre, some time
some day
in the past

You can also use “inline” footnotes — not the inline expansion, but the note itself. Like this:

More wise sayings ^[Lincoln, or Einstein, or something]

and then you get:

More wise sayings [1]

In a multi site environment each site can enable or disable the extension with the enable_markdown_footnotes setting.

Additionally you can either enable or disable “inline” expansion with display_footnotes_inline


This is how stuff looks without inline expansion:


This is how stuff looks with inline expansion:


Inline expansion is “quote” friendly and mobile friendly.



  1. Lincoln, or Einstein, or something ↩︎


3 posts were split to a new topic: Add numbering formats to Footnotes

4 posts were split to a new topic: Extend Footnotes to include ‘annotations’