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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 in the margins of a text. Readers may comment paragraph-by-paragraph, line-by-line, block-by-block or by selecting text (coming soon to touch devices).

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.

Please note: this plugin comes bundled with three official themes, one of which must be active for CommentPress Core to function. The "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. Since version 3.9 a new "CommentPress Flat Theme" is included for those who want an alternative layout. 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 website or visit the plugin's GitHub repository. Contact the developers by email at cpdev@futureofthebook.org.

Many thanks to the following for translations:

  • French - Pouhiou
  • Spanish - Andrew Kurtis from WebHostingHub
  • Dutch - Gerrit Jan Dijkgraaf
  • German - Chris Witte

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.2
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Active Installs: 100+


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