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CommentPress Core

CommentPress Core allows fine-grained commenting in the margins of a text. Use it to annotate, workshop or debate a social text in a social context.

CommentPress Core is an open source theme and plugin for WordPress that allows readers to comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line or block-by-block in the margins of a text.

Annotate, gloss, workshop, debate: with CommentPress Core you can do all of these things on a finer-grained level, turning a document into a conversation. It can be applied to a fixed document (paper/essay/book etc.) or to a running blog. Use it in combination with BuddyPress and Groupblogs to create communities around your documents.

The name has been changed from "CommentPress" to "CommentPress Core" for two reasons: (a) because it serves as the basis for extending it for your purposes and (b) to safeguard historical installations, which could break if they upgrade. Newer "CommentPress" installations (versions 3.0.x - 3.3.x) can upgrade to the current version.

Please note: this plugin comes bundled with two official themes. The new "CommentPress Modern Theme" will be auto-activated when the plugin is first activated. The old "CommentPress Default Theme" is still included for those who wish to stay with it or have built their own child themes for it. If you are upgrading from a previous version of CommentPress (3.0.x - 3.3.x), please follow the instructions in the Installation section before doing so.

For further information and instructions please see the CommentPress site or contact the developers by email at cpdev@futureofthebook.org

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Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.2
Last Updated: 2014-4-1
Downloads: 5,939


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