How to add footnotes in Markdown?

To create a footnote in Markdown, you will need two things, a superscript number and a footnote reference. A superscript number is created by placing a caret followed by a number inside a pair of square brackets.


A footnote reference is created by adding another caret and the same number used in a superscript inside square brackets. It is followed by a colon and text.

[^number]: text

Note: GitHub flavored markdown does not support footnotes.

Markdown Code
This is an example of how to create a footnote[^1] in Markdown.
[^1]: First Footnote
Rendered Output

This is an example of how to create a footnote1 in Markdown.

  1. First Footnote