This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.



Notice – If you are using a version that is 1.0.9b or older and you upgrade to 2.0 or newer, you will lose your highlights temporarily and will require our assistance to retrieve them. Please contact us and sign up for an account at – Thank you for your patience!

Highlighter is a WordPress plugin that allows authors to actively engage their audience. They can direct readers attention to any part of the post by highlighting any word, sentence or image.

Readers can now save, comment and share any word, sentence, paragraph or image on a blog post as well, giving the audience unprecedented ability to interact with content.

Watch a video of what it can do here:


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

Use this if you’d like to install via the WordPress Dashboard Uploader

  1. Log into your WordPress blog’s dashboard. (
  2. Navigate to the “Plugins” button on the left side of the dashboard, and then click on “Add New.”
  3. Below the title, “Install Plugins” you’ll see a link called “Upload.” Click that link.
  4. Click the browse button, and choose the file that you downloaded from or the WordPress plugins directory!
  5. Click Install
  6. Activate!
  7. If you haven’t created an account on, you can do so from Highlighter admin page.

Use this if you’d like to install via FTP

  1. Log into your server with your FTP client.
  2. Navigate to the “wp-content/plugins/” directory.
  3. Upload the UNZIPPED folder called Highlighter
  4. Log into your WordPress blog’s dashboard. (
  5. Navigate to the “Plugins” button on the left side of the dashboard.
  6. Find Highlighter on the list of installed plugins, and click “Activate!”
  7. If you haven’t created an account on, you can do so from Highlighter admin page.


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Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

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  • New universal version, with an incredible number of new features.
  • Sweeping changes made. Highlighter is now driven by accounts made and maintained on
  • Completely manage your account from the Highlighter admin page within the WordPress dashboard.


  • Fixed the bubble styling on images comment bubble
  • Made the links to open in new window


  • Fixed the bug where jquery.cookie filename was incompatible with mod_security causing some installs to not work because of 404 error on the cookie js file
  • Fixed the email not being sent on new highlights bug
  • Made the change status links work in moderation emails


  • Fixed bug where moderation email was sent to normal users instead of blog admin
  • Fixed bug where response area was not in a iframe


  • Fixed help icon linking to a 404 page
  • Changed wording of comment count bubble option to make it more clear
  • Fixed the chiclets count always remaining 0


  • Cleaned up CSS, tested on 10+ featured wordpress themes.
  • Compressed CSS and Javascript. Reduced overheads.


  • CSS bug fixes
  • Fixed sorting name change bug
  • Fixed the sidebar widget count issue where count always remained 0
  • Subscribe box will only show up to regular users


  • CSS bug fixes


  • Added sorting
  • Minor updates and various bug fixes


  • Minor updates and various bug fixes


  • First public release