This week saw the long awaited release of an update to the WP-Footnotes plugin for WordPress. WP-Footnotes is to easily add footnotes or sidenotes or a bibliograpy, etc. to any post using a simple mark-up which degrades (kind of) gracefully in the event that for some horrifying reason this plugin no longer works.
These notes actually cover releases 3.0, 3.1 and 3.2 which all happened in quick succession.
What's been fixed
- Some invalid mark up was being generated. Hopefully not anymore.
- The notorious 'a' bug (I really hope).
What's been improved
- Add two new styles of footnotes:
- Repeated symbol, and
- Leading zero decimal.
- Reorganisation to encapsulate fully in a class.
- Security. I've hopefully addressed all know security issues for the plugin1.
One further improvement is that you are now able to change the footnote style on an individual post basis by adding a custom field2 to your post. If you add a field with the key 'footnote_style' and one of the following as the value:
What's been changed
I removed the 'smooth scroll' feature. If you want smooth scroll I suggest you add it to your theme. Instructions for doing so using jQuery (which is built into WP) are here.