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Diveling annotation layer


The Diveling free Plugin installs a complete social annotation system right on your wordpress blog. People will be able to attach their comments right next to your text, instead of at the bottom of the page, and circulate them through Twitter. This enhances comunication among your users and gives data on how your ideas spread through social networks.

Diveling Features
– Retains your existing page layout – Full spam filtering, sites blacklists and badwords filtering. – Manage annotations and user access – Higher engagement and exposure – Introduces search capabilities in your blog text – Enhances content with readers contributions next to the text


  • Diveling's options and features menu remain hidden until the user clicks on the Diveling tab located on the left side of the browser.
  • Once a user clicks on the Diveling tab on the left, they are presented with a few of Diveling's main options.
  • Users can look up their annotation history with the My Annotations button
  • Backlinks are provided for all annotations in order to provide easy reference to the pages that a user annotates on.
  • Diveling also allows users to look at other comments generated on the same page via the 'Other Comments' button.
  • To comment on a page, a user simply has to highlight their preferred selection and click on 'Comment'.
  • A new overlay will open and with a text box that allows the user to type in their annotation. After clicking 'Post Comment', the users' annotation will be stored and shared. User's can toggle Twitter sharing on and off before posting.
  • Users can see their annotation inline with other Diveling user's who commented on the same body of text.


  1. Upload DivelingPlugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure plugin (go to the Settings/Diveling annotation layer)
  4. Optain JS Code by registering in
  5. Click verification link in email that we sent you.
  6. Enjoy 🙂


Q: Where are the annotations stored? Are they kept on my site?
A: All annotations are stored on Diveling’s secured servers. Annotations are not stored on the server side of your WordPress page. There is no cost for any amount of annotations that are created on your page.

Q: Am I able to edit and block other users comments and annotations? A: Diveling Annotation system does not allow web masters to control and delete content from the annotation system. However, your readers are able to block and mute users that they deem as spammers. We are also working on a feature that will filter out spammers.

Q: Why do users have to sign in through twitter to create annotations? A: Twitter authentication is used to help us verify user identities and reduce spam. Users do not have to post to twitter once they have created their annotation. Users are able to deactivate sharing through twitter in the main annotation console.

Q: Do users have to share their annotation on Twitter when they are ready to post their annotation?
A: No, users do not have to share through Twitter. We use Twitter to authenticate users with our system. Users can disable sharing through Twitter by clicking the Twitter icon in the main Diveling annotation window.

Q: Is there a limit for the amount of annotations that can be created on one page? A: No, there is no limit for the amount of annotations that can be created anywhere on your WordPress pages. You can have unlimited amounts of comments and annotations with Diveling.

Q: Can the Diveling annotation system be turned off? A: Yes, users can turn off the Diveling widget by selecting the on/off button on the widget.

Q: Am I able to share through other networks when creating an annotation? A: Currently we only have only have Twitter integrated for sharing. However, in the future you will be able to share through Facebook, Google+, and other popular social media networks.

Q: Is Diveling free? A: Yes, the Diveling Annotation plugin for WordPress is free.

Q: Is there a way to change the color scheme of the plugin on my site?
A: There is no way to adjust the colour scheme of the Diveling WordPress plugin at the moment.


Don't waste your time

Developer has a fancy website, but apparently have abandoned this plugin. Link to “register” with the dev (must do before using!) is broken, and a bizarre method anyway. Smacks of privacy issues and possible security risk due to the plugin’s purported javascript overlay and registration w/ the dev’s site (which, again, is broken).

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Contributors & Developers

“Diveling annotation layer” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



*initial version


*fixing some small bugs


*updated user interface *fixed registration problem