In “Creating Footnotes in WordPress,” the tutorial explains how to use footnotes in WordPress, and applies to other blog publishing platforms.
Links are the footnotes of today, linking to citations, references, and resources on the web. Yet, there are still times when footnotes are necessary, especially when the citation isn’t online or if your topic and audience is accustomed to footnotes.
The manual process of creating footnotes involves the use of jump or page links, links that jump to a specific spot on a page. That makes this exercise two-fold.
Today’s blog exercise is for you to use jump links to jump to a spot on your site, and what better way to practice than with a footnote or two.
Using the techniques in the article on creating footnotes, write an article with one or more places where you would typically use a link and make it a footnote instead.
This exercise hearkens back to the days of typewriters and word processors. It is still good practice and a technique to keep in mind if the occasion to use it every comes up.