I am trying to set up my citation style with biblatex and biber right now and I've come across the style authortitle-ibid which gives me almost exactly what I need when using \footcite.

The only thing that I am missing is that I want the year to show up in my footnotes right after the title and before postnotes. (which are [S. 32-33] in my example case)

If anybody would have an idea how to accomplish that I would be very thankful! Thanks.

        author = {Albert Einstein},
        title = {the true about tree},
        journaltitle = {Annalen der Physik},
        year = {1905},
        volume = {322},
        number = {10},
        pages = {891--921}
   @Online {laubpage,
    author = {Laubheimer, Page},
    title = {Virtual Tours: High Interaction Cost, Moderate Usefulness},
    date = {2020-08-30},
    year = {2020},
    file = {:./references/articles-virtual-tours-.html:html},
    url = {https://www.nngroup.com/articles/virtual-tours/},
    urldate = {2021-01-18}


Cite this\footcite[Vgl.][S. 32-33]{einstein} and this\footcite{laubpage} please.


1 Answer 1


What you are building is a hybrid style. First of all we need to create the macro to print the year. This is borrowed from authoryear.bbx.


Then we have to insert this macro into the one that prints the title (adding a comma and a space before):


Or, if you prefer an all-in-one solution:


Finally, we need the labeldateparts option:

  • Where would I have to add this all-in-one solution? Just adding it to the beginning of my Document doesn't change anything for me right now. Thank you for taking the time!
    – Apikid
    Jan 19, 2021 at 13:02
  • Put that code in the preamble. Anyway, sorry, I forgot to mention the labeldateparts option is needed. I update my answer.
    – Ivan
    Jan 19, 2021 at 13:27
  • Is there a way I can easily add the URL and the urldate to the footnote for online sources in the same way? So for this seems to work great! Thank you
    – Apikid
    Jan 19, 2021 at 14:24

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