I had a feature request for automatic figure numbering, like latex. I was revamping this plugin for Pelican 3.3 anyway - and this didn’t seem too hard - so I decided to add it.
So, the Better Figures & Images plugin now supports automatic figure numbering. To enable this for all posts, just add this to your config file:
FIGURE_NUMBERS = True
If you want to enable this per post, just add this to the metadata at the top of the post:
for restructuredText add this:
and for Markdown add this:
Can you have Figures in Markdown?
I use reStructuredText for this site, and I’m not sure if you can even have Figures in Markdown documents - and I haven’t tested it, so caveat emptor …