For when you might want to make notes on a post, page or product in WordPress admin, this plug-in simply allows that.
Pro tip: If you want to have the notes to be displayed on the front-end, a little PHP in your theme will do the trick:

$note = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'notely', true);
if ($note) {
    echo $note;


Deactivate the plugin, delete if desired. Deactivating does not delete existing notes from the database, so if you reactivate the plug-in later all your notes will be restored.

Official website and support

Notely at WordPress


Install, activate, done.


Installation Instructions

Install, activate, done.


Notely is almost perfect!

Notely does one thing and does it well. Lets you add notes in a page’s editor. Displays those notes on the “pages” admin page too, so its easy to keep track of things. I’d give it 5 stars if:

a) I could edit notes in quick edit

b) it worked for custom post types


Works flawlessly. It’s always refreshing when just need a simple function and you find it, install it and it does what it says it will with zero issues.

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Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Added translation support
  • Minor presentation tweaks.
  • Strip tags from notes.
  • Output JS into admin_head to reduce HTTP requests.
  • Tested on WP 4.9.4.


  • Notes now show in admin columns.
  • Option to make notes in admin columns always visible or show only when button is toggled.
  • Option to change the note icon colour displayed in admin columns.


  • Removed invalid (incomplete) callback function that was throwing an error


  • Notes on Woo Commerce products


  • Tidied up code
  • Updated readme


  • Added notes to pages