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Markdown block: add footnotes support #11849
Markdown block does not render/hyperlink footnotes as it should
Steps to reproduce
Create a site on WordPress.com, or .org site with Jetpack (Markdown enabled in settings)
I expected something along the lines of https://www.markdownguide.org/extended-syntax/#footnotes
Seems to not render the footnote page jump links
Should've complied with https://en.support.wordpress.com/markdown-quick-reference/ -- it's the link shown as "support reference" for the markdown block.
We have made no progress on this so far, but will update this issue when we do.
The Markdown block currently relies on a different flavor of Markdown, thus causing those inconsistencies. See #11881 to find out more.
I wonder if this is something related to this issue but the footnotes appear to have completely stopped appearing for non Blocks Editor, Jetpack-powered blogs.
Jetpack still seems to be parsing them but not publishing them—the footnote text was just removed from the published post.
- Love of a good dog[^1]. .... [^1]: Read as 'Love of a dog', _because they are all good dogs, Brant_.
It was on this post.
The footnote text was completely removed from the published post. For the moment, I have removed the square brackets marking the footnote to make it appear.
I just tested it again by adding the brackets to the footnote marker. The footnote was removed again.
I am using the classic editor in WordPress.com app for Mac
Just experienced this issue and wanted to add some thoughts. It seems to me that Footnotes shouldn't require a markdown block, and previously worked by just enabling markdown on a site in the Writing Settings
When adding a footnote, people generally won't be including a whole paragraph or sentence as markdown text to show that way. It's not how it works in the classic editor.