From Georgetown University Commons Knowledge Base
You may at some point want to use footnotes in a post or page to present a full paper or cite sources for your content. While adding footnotes in WordPress requires some work with code, we'll take you through the steps below.
Adding footnotes in your text
- Open the post or page you will be working on, and switch from the "Visual" tab to the "Text" tab in the upper right of the editing box.
- Click your cursor where you would like to insert your first footnote marker. Paste the following code in: <a href="#f1"> </a>
- Now go down to the bottom of your article. Start a list of your footnote citations by pasting in the following code: <a name="f1">1. Last Name, First Name</a>
- Continue this process for each of your citations, changing each "1" to "2" and so forth. For example, the second footnote would be indicated by the marker <a href="#f2"> </a> and end with the citation <a name="f2">2. Last Name, First Name</a>