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New in MD Footnotes: Always Enable Toggle + New Manual Alignment Setting
One of the great “little” features of Marketers Delight is the simple footnotes system built right in. Your footnotes are deeply integrated into MD’s layout, making the way you can use them quite versatile.
In order to display footnotes MD calculates if there’s enough room to display them in the page gutters. If not, your footnotes will be hidden and only show when a reader clicks on each indicator within your text.
A few of you have reported on the forums that when adding many footnotes to a page, they would stack on top of each other in the gutter of your posts.
This makes for some pretty ugly reading so MD4.6.5 adds two new tools you can use to combat this footnotes stacking.
First of all, you can now control how footnotes display (inline vs. toggle) by enabling the new “Always toggle footnotes.”
By default MD will calculate the display and if you experience stacking or just would prefer not to show inline footnotes, this simple setting will take care of the layout for you.
Another nice tool MD4.6.5 adds is manual control of footnotes alignment.
When showing inline footnotes MD automatically streams them down your posts in a “left/right” pattern. Simply add the
[fn] shortcode where you want to show the footnote, and MD remembers where to align it.
But sometimes the alignment of your footnotes can clash with other elements like images or videos you happen to add to the right/left of your text as well.
Now in MD4.6.5 you can manually change the alignment of inline shortcodes with the new
[fn id="x" align="right"]
Set the new align attribute it to either right or left to switch positions on your page, otherwise MD will align it for you automatically.
Enable WordPress Auto Formatting in Custom Popups Templates
Here’s another simple improvement with big implications.
With the Custom Template section in the Popups Editor you can write your own custom HTML to design your popup any way you want.
Before, WordPress’ auto formatting was automatically applied to the Custom Template editor, essentially turning the Custom Template field into a stripped down post editor.
As you may know, WordPress’ auto formatting can sometimes break your HTML. To combat this you now have the option to toggle auto formatting on/off with a simple checkbox control beneath the Custom Template editor.
This option works just like you expect in the Text Widget and once enabled, will apply WordPress’ auto formatting to the template, which also allows you to output shortcodes into your custom templates.
Have you been keeping up with MD?
Apart from MD4.6.5, a relatively small update, there’s been a lot going on here in the MD Labs! Have you kept up with all of the latest content?
- Blog: Use these custom button styles to spice up your call-to-actions
- MDTV: How to organize and clean code snippets in your child theme
- Code snippet: Border Box CTA shortcode
- Code snippet: Hover Box Sidebar Widget
- Showcase: 5+ new sites built on MD added to the gallery
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