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Livefyre Sidenotes

Add annotations to any part of a blog post. Livefyre Sidenotes allows bloggers and readers to annotate content in a simple, mobile-friendly interface

Livefyre Sidenotes for WordPress


  • Allow your blog readers to directly interact with content anywhere on the page, highlighting text or images and then annotating them.
  • Sidenotes are designed to work with any content div on a page - paragraphs, images, etc.
  • Readers can vote Sidenotes up or down, with the most popular Sidenotes appearing at the top of the list.
  • Sidenotes can be flagged by users to maintain quality discourse.
  • Users can share Sidenotes with their social networks (such as Twitter and Facebook). Anyone who clicks the Sidenotes link will be taken directly to the originating Sidenote in your post.
  • Sidenotes are retained even when content they’re attached to is modified, although they are deleted if the content is completely removed.
  • Sidenotes can be used, read and shared from any iOS or Android mobile device.

Admin Dashboard

Livefyre’s centralized admin dashboard allows you to track and monitor every Sidenote on your blog from one location, and includes features like:

  • Spam Protection: spam filtering keeps spam out

  • Profanity Lists: Customize the settings for filtering comments for your community For more information and feature descriptions, visit the [Livefyre Support] (http://support.livefyre.com) area.


What if I already have Livefyre Community Comments installed on my WordPress blog?

Livefyre Sidenotes is a separate WordPress plugin from Livefyre Comments. If you already have Livefyre Comments on your site, you can install Sidenotes as well with your existing Livefyre Site ID.

Do Sidenotes count as comments that sync to the WordPress database?

No. Sidenotes are connected to the content on the page, and do not sync with or replace WordPress’ default comments. Unlike Livefyre Comments, you will not see Sidenotes data go into your WordPress database.

Are Sidenotes mobile friendly?

Yes! Sidenotes can be created and read on all Android and iOS devices.

What if I change the content a Sidenote is on?

Sidenotes can be attached to paragraphs, images or specific words in a post. If you edit, modify or move that content, its Sidenotes will remain attached to it. If you delete the content altogether, you will also delete the Sidenotes attached to it.

Is there someone I can contact if I’m seeing an issue?

Sure! We recognize that many custom WordPress themes and configurations exist, so if seeing any issues while getting Sidenotes integrated onto yours, feel free to contact support@livefyre.com, and we’ll be happy to help.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 90+


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