Help:Reference display customization

You can customize how inline citations and reference lists appear to you when you are logged into your account by adding any of these rules to your CSS. After editing, bypass your cache.

Change 90% to the desired size. See also Special:Preferences → Gadgets → Disable smaller font sizes of elements such as Infoboxes, Navboxes and References lists.

To show the reference list in a collapsible box, see User:TheDJ/Folded references.

Don't include citation numbers when selecting text (e.g. to copy and paste)

This fixes a cosmetic issue with Internet Explorer where a wikilink followed immediately by an in-text cite may cause the link and cite to be underlined together; not supported by IE6 and IE7

This will join the in-text cite to the preceding text, preventing it from wrapping; it does not add a space; does not work for Internet Explorer

This will join the in-text cite to the preceding text, preventing it from wrapping; a space will show between the text and the in-text cite; not supported by IE6 and IE7

The :before and :after pseudo-elements are not supported by IE6 and IE7

To add popups for the in-text citation that show the full citation, see User:Blue-Haired Lawyer/Footnote popups.

Also, the Gadget at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets->Browsing->Reference Tooltips.

By default error messages only show for article, user, template, category, help and file pages. Errors do not show on talk, wikipedia, mediawiki, portal and book unless enabled:

Additionally, in the Article namespace citation templates suppress non-fatal errors by default. These messages can be made visible using: