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Genius Annotations


Let your users annotate your content with the Genius beta.

Highlight any text. Explain why it’s important, cool, or wack. Add an image or a
YouTube link. Read and reply to other people’s annotations.


  • An example of an annotated document
  • The interface to enable annotations
  • An example of the genius-callout shortcode in use


A question that someone might have

An answer to that question.



I can't find any other plugin that offers this functionality. It works well with 4.8.3 and a modern theme.

Doesn't work at all

...or at least it's completely unclear how to make it work or how it should work. Yes, installed the plugin, checked the box in a post. Refreshed the appropriate post on frontend... selected some text (like in the video), but nothing. Nothing.
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Contributors & Developers

“Genius Annotations” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fix a bug with script


  • Adjusted some copy


  • Only show the genius-callout on pages where annotations are enabled


  • Added a shortcode (genius-callout) to easily add a prompt for your users.