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As this is offered by my host, I let it get installed.

While I had some issues with caching and BlogText.. they ended up just going away.

NOT RECOMMENDED .. because it I wasn't able to easily remove it from my site once it had its claws in it.

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This plugin allows you to add code snippets as an alternative to directly editing a theme's functions.php.

I used to manually edit functions.php for my child theme Parament-spiralofhope.

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Software > WordPress > WordPress Plugins > [ 1 ] was [ 2 ] was

A plugin to let you insert text mid-sentence, and have it be turned into a link leading to the text instead placed at the bottom of the page.

  • Risk of abandonment

    • The author commented that he is not a programmer and that he needs assistance for his ideas. I know exactly how he feels.
    • As of 2021-02-26 this situation has not changed.


Footnotes icon-256x256 footnotes text image

2021-12-30 - 2.1.3

Two links partially breaks footnotes with BlogText

Because a mod decided that my lengthy report was a "duplicate", I'll post it here and look for a replacement plugin.

The old thread:


I have reproduced a new/similar problem which has not been addressed in any recent version. I have also tested WordPress’ development version made available 2020-12-29 at:

direct link:


A page with the content:

leading text

(( [[archive:|]] [[archive:|]] ))

Where the BlogText interlink is:

archive =*/$1

Appears as:">">

You can see it here:

[URL removed]

I still have this problem at the_content priority 5, but if I decrease it to 4 then it almost works:

  • The bottom footnotes section appears fine.
  • However, the body of the page does not. It shows:

[ 1 ]

I am expecting it to only show:

[ 1 ]

Reproduced with:

  • 2.7.3 fails
  • 2.7.1 fails

    • Leading text is required.
  • 2.7.0 fails
  • 2.5.3 fails
  • 2.5.0 fails
  • 2.4.0 fails

    • Various earlier versions fail
  • 2.1.4 problem introduced
  • 2.1.3 works
  • 2.1.0 works
  • 2.0.8 works

2020-11-06 - 2.0.8

I had issues with ~2.0.5 and reverted to 2.0.3 for a little while. The author has been extremely responsive with updates.

Two links now breaks footnotes with BlogText

I have been using the BlogText plugin with footnotes for a long time, and this is a recent bug with a recent version of footnotes. I do not know when it was introduced, but it has been reproduced in PHP 7.3.23, WordPress 5.6, BlogText 0.9.9 and footnotes versions:

  • 2.2.4
  • 2.2.3
  • 2.1.6

BlogText is:

example one

A page whose content is only:


The footnotes section of the preview will have:

Spoiler function footnote_expand_reference_container_68257() { jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').show(); jQuery('#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button_68257').text('−'); } function footnote_collapse_reference_container_68257() { jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').hide(); jQuery('#footnote_reference_container_collapse_button_68257').text('+'); } function footnote_expand_collapse_reference_container_68257() { if (jQuery('#footnote_references_container_68257').is(':hidden')) { footnote_expand_reference_container_68257(); } else { footnote_collapse_reference_container_68257(); } } function footnote_moveToAnchor_68257(p_str_TargetID) { footnote_expand_reference_container_68257(); var l_obj_Target = jQuery('#' + p_str_TargetID); if (l_obj_Target.length) { jQuery('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: l_obj_Target.offset().top - window.innerHeight * 0.2 }, 380); } }

.. it will also have my sidebar below it.

example two

(( [[google:|]] ))

The footnote will appear as:">

2018-03-01 - 1.6.5

  • Works with BlogText!
  • Settings > Footnotes styling: Combine identical footnotes: No only partly works. Any additional footnotes are not clickable to go down to the footnotes table.
  • In a bulleted list, a footnote at the end of a nested bullet (second level) shows its mouseover text shifted to the left.
  • I really wish there were a mechanic for me to write footnote contents with some blank space before/after, so it's easier to read the source.
  • I wish there were a way to do something of the reverse. Type in a summary at the end of the post, or maybe just arbitrarily anywhere. Then have some symbol or number refer to that text. Then the post just figures it all out.


my configuration

Settings >

  • References Container

    • References label: (blank)
  • Other

    • Allow footnotes on Summarized Posts: No
  • Footnotes styling

    • Combine identical footnotes: No

Customize >

  • Superscript layout [ 4 ] I'm using an alt-255 to pad it.

    • Before Footnotes index: [
    • After Footnotes index: ]
  • Mouse-over box

    • Position: top center [ 5 ] This will avoid the mouseover becoming a nasty column.
    • Offset Y (px): 0
    • Color: `(blank)
    • Background color: #161616
    • Border color: #d24d04
    • Box shadow color: (blank)
  • Hyperlink symbol in the Reference container

    • or enter a user defined symbol: ^

Using parentheses in a footnote.

Say you want this:

((a footnote (like this)))

Instead, do:

((a footnote (like this)))


^ 1 was
^ 2 was
^ 3 development log
^ 4 I'm using an alt-255 to pad it.
^ 5 This will avoid the mouseover becoming a nasty column.


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(removed from WordPress' plugins list, see below) (dead) [ 1 ] was (not archived)

A spam protector that replaces Askismet.

  • Abandoned -- Dead, and the developers were dogpiled into closing, but the code still works.

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