Citations on our Website


I am having a difficult time finding a way to use Chicago style citations on my website. I’ve been browsing some plug-ins to try and set up an automated system, but the plug-ins are too complex for me to figure out and I haven’t found any clarifications on how to use them.

So my question to you guys is has anyone figured out a method to employing Chicago style citations on your web page? I’d appreciate the help and I’m sure other students would as well.

3 thoughts on “Citations on our Website”

  1. When you’re making a post, switch from the “Visual” to the “Text” tab. For the number that needs to be superscripted, use the html tags to enclose it (so for example, your text tab might look like 2 ). Then at the bottom of the text I just create a line and then my own footnotes. It isn’t the most automated way, but it works and is way easier than trying to figure out plugins and whatnot. My “Some Thoughts on Memory” post uses them, if you want to see what they look like:

    I hope this helps!

  2. Well, of course the HTML tags that I was talking about didn’t actually show up…. it’s the “sup” tag, but instead of quotes it would have the triangular brackets. The 2 that I have up there had “sup” and “/sup” tags around it.

  3. I have been having a similar problem getting some practice citations to format properly on my site. Thank you for posting your comments, Leah! I will have to try that. I may end up changing my WordPress theme. Mine isn’t turning out to be as interactive and adaptive as I’d hoped it would be.

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