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2020-09-13 Release Notes (version 0.11)

  • My wife, Ilana Lin, drew a comic for this week’s release. Follow her on instagram and she might draw more comics for Dendron 😇


This week’s release comes with improved references as well as better tooling around pods and snippets.

Dendron’s pretty refs help you identify when content is embedded from elsewhere and provide links back to the source.

Dendron allows you to reference content from other notes and embed them in your current note.

Currently, Dendron supports 3 types of references:

  • note references
  • block references
  • block range references

References have the following syntax

    ref: [[ NAME_OF_NOTE ]]                     # name of note, required
    #STARTING_HEADER                            # optional
    :#ENDING_HEADER                             # optional
  • NOTE: Dendron has a Copy Note Ref command that will copy the reference of the current note.

The Dendron CLI lets you access a subset of Dendron’s functionality inside the terminal, including the ability to import/export your notes.

We also released the Dendron Snippet Maker, a standalone extension that comes bundled with Dendron which helps you create snippets from the current selected text.

These release notes are summary of the more notable changes, for the full list, please look at our CHANGELOG


Release Dendron CLI

Dendron now has a its own CLI that you can run standalone from the Dendron plugin.


npm install -g @dendronhq/dendron-cli


dendron-cli <command>

  dendron-cli backfill    backfill frontmatter
  dendron-cli build-site  build static site
  dendron-cli exportPod   export a pod
  dendron-cli importPod   import a pod

  --version  Show version number                                       [boolean]
  --help     Show help                                                 [boolean]


  • Run export pod using cli
  • Run import pod using cli
  • Run backfill using cli


  • Import using cli not initialized in certain cases


New note from selection cmd

Note Ref Error

start anchor new note from selection not found


Add configure pod command

  • shortcuts: none

Update your pod configuration


  • Use consistent interface for import/export
  • Additional additional options on export

    Note Ref Error

    start anchor export config not found


  • Deal with . when importing directories


Published sites use pretty refs

Note Ref Error

start anchor note references not found

Support noindex option

Note Ref Error

start anchor exclude from indexing not found


  • Add config to specify pretty refs


  • Update bad links
  • Fix ref display on published site


Support wildcard refs

Note Ref Error

start anchor wildcard header ref not found


  • Create ref with anchor if selected
  • Render refs in container


  • Bad ref resolution


Dendron Snippet Maker

This is a standalone extension used by Dendron to help you more easily create snippets.


Create Global Snippet

Goto Global Snippet


  • Friendlier default settings

Community Announcements


A bunch of our fellow Dendronites have published notes using Dendron. You can check it at the showcase.

We’ve also created a new role -> @Planter :man_farmer::woman_farmer: , to recognize folks who have published using Dendron.

If you have a site you would like to showcase, please ping Kevin ( or edit the showcase page directly and adding your site :)

Thank You

Last and most of all, a big thanks to the following gardeners that brought up issues, contributions, and fixes to this release.