OK. For the last five years, I’ve used Typepad as a blogging platform. Largely out of laziness. I just transitioned Extended Phenotype to WordPress, and started this blog, and couldn’t be happier.
Jeez Louise, this is easier and with much richer functionality. On Typepad, I tried a bunch of CSS-based hacks to get decent footnotes on my posts, for the more academically oriented stuff, and eventually trashed all of them and did ugly manual ASCII footnotes in parentheses and then typed notes in order at the bottom of the post.1 But the hardest part about doing footnotes in WordPress was deciding which of several supported plugins would look best with my design.2. The great thing, is I can change my mind and start using a different plugin, without editing all my old posts.3
And I suspect I can use the Chrome Developer tools and even change the typography of the footnotes, given CSS tweaks.4