Wikity is designed for education, and we often need footnotes in educational settings. We’ve come up with a simple syntax that should support a number of footnote styles.
To footnote something, first make a Notes or Works Cited section:
1. [ #exampletarget] This is a footnote.
Note that the target looks like a link without a URL. There should be no space between the ‘[‘ and the ‘#’.
Then add a footnote in-text. For numeric footnotes, the footnote must match both the number of the footnote and the name of the target.
This is an example of a sentence with a footnote.(#exampletarget)
Here is how that looks in practice:
This is an example of a sentence with a footnote.
You can use this same technique to do other styles of reference:
This is an example of a sentence with a parenthetical reference. (Brewer, p. 38)