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


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. This is also known as transclusion.

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.


The Dendron CLI exposes Dendron's functionality via the command line.


  • 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

Create new note from a selection


Add configure pod command

  • shortcuts: none

Update your pod configuration


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


  • Deal with . when importing directories


Published sites use pretty refs

  • status: optional
  • default: True

Whether to use pretty note refs or plain refs.

Support noindex option

  • default: false

To tell Google to not index a page, you can add the following tag to the frontmatter. You can also have this as a default for a given hierarchy by setting noIndexByDefault: true in the site config.

noindex: true


  • Add config to specify pretty refs


  • Update bad links
  • Fix ref display on published site


Support wildcard refs

Start anchor wildcard-header-reference not found


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


  • Bad ref resolution


Dendron Snippet Maker

No note with name archive.pkg.dendron-snippet-maker found in cache during parsing.


  • 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 (Private) :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 (kevin@dendron.so) 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.