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User Notes


This plugin adds a text editor area to each User Profile in the dashboard for Administrators to keep private notes about each User. The notes are ONLY visible to Administrators — that’s the whole point! It also adds a column to the “All Users” list where you can quickly see the note for the user without having to even open their profile.

It is especially handy for Membership Sites where you may have thousands of members to deal with and need to remember special circumstances for them.


All you’ll need to do to get this setup is:

  1. Install and Activate the plugin
  2. Visit any Users Profile page when logged in as an Administrator. There you will see a section for “User Notes”. Update your notes for that user and save their profile.

That’s it!


October 12, 2019
This is very helpful. However, I'd prefer a solution where you can see and edit notes in the list view (similar to Plugin Notes Plus).
August 8, 2019
This was perfectly designed. It was easy to intuit how to use. I knew I could have added a field to the user profile but I had no idea how to make it only viewable to the admins. This plug in did that AND made it possible to view it on the Users Page. Thanks!!
July 29, 2017
I've got thousands of users on my site and this is perfect for ad hoc notes on each of them. It would be nice to be able to search the notes, and also nice if we could edit a note through a popup (in the same way we can view through popup) rather than go to a separate page. But all in all, very useful indeed!
September 3, 2016
It's a very handy tool that allows me to add notes to users that only the administrators can see which is perfect!
February 8, 2017
When you're running a Membership Software on top of WordPress and have a team of admins managing thousands of users you can lose track of what's going on with some users pretty fast. This plugin makes it dead simple to keep an internal file on people so you can see previous admin notes about them. Very important to a well functioning business.
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  • Made “View Note” text stand out more in the column
  • When hovering over a “View Note” link, you now see the first 100 characters of the note.


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