Hi to everyone! This is my first post in this blog. I would like to know if there is a way to add footnotes to the article. I tried with both Markdown and HTML syntax, but they don’t work at all.

I also don’t know the address of the RSS feed of my blog (maybe this is a stupid question), and if you are programming to add an email alert for subscribers in case of new posts (like other platform as wordpress, etc.)

Thank you very much.


Hey, welcome!

For your questions: what did you try when you were looking to add footnotes?

As for the RSS feed, you can find that by adding /feed/ to your blog URL, e.g. or But most feed readers will automatically detect it if you give them your plain blog URL, because we include this information in your blog’s metadata.

And we do have email subscriptions planned (see it on our roadmap).


Thank you for your answer!!

I tried both these ways in a markdown document:

This is main body of my content. I have a footnote link for this line [^1]
[^1]: Here is my footnote.


This is main body of my content. I have a footnote link for this line <a href="#footnote-1">[1]</a>
<p id="footnote-1">[1] Here is my footnote.</p>

But unfortunately, with no results.


Footnotes are part of Extended Markdown.

It would be interesting to see support for them in a blog engine. I’m not sure how many people would use that feature, though…


I tend to use footnotes a lot. I would love to see support for it :slight_smile:.


Yes, support for footnotes could be realy nice


I came here looking to see if it’s possible, and footnotes are definitely something I’d use.


It’s possible we’ll support them in the future. We’ve disabled them for now, because they break if you include footnotes and use the Excerpt / “Read more” feature in any given post.

If anyone is interested in working on a fix, that’s always welcome! Right now we simply truncate the post and render the markdown on the initial excerpt. To fix this, we’ll need to render the markdown based on the entire post, truncate it at the <!--more--> tag, and make sure the footnotes option in the writeas/saturday library is enabled.


Not having looked at the codebase, I could be way off base here. But if I’m understanding correctly, wouldn’t it be possible to just ignore any footnotes that appear in that initial pass, and then format them when the full page is rendered?