[annotator-dev] integrating the Annotator with Wordpress
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Sat May 28 11:53:47 UTC 2011
On 27 May 2011 21:13, Mark MacGillivray <mark at odaesa.com> wrote:
> hi Andrea,
> thanks for working on the project! However I have some questions
> regarding the aim of making annotator a wordpress plugin. I am not
> trying to put you off - just discussing!
> The annotator code can already quite easily work on any website, it
> greasemonkey script. What more would you need to do to integrate it
> with wordpress than for the plugin just write the necessary line of
The logic here is that you don't want users of the site to have to
have installed the bookmarklet (that's a significant hurdle for many).
By having a plugin the annotations can be enabled by the site owner
and can integrate with user management etc on wordpress site (in a
similar way to how this works on OpenShakespeare.org -- annotations
are auto switched on OpenShakespeare.org w/o a user having to use the
Create the plugin is in order to make this a 'one-click' setup.
> Also, this might be of interest for you to look at:
Yes, we know this and its predecessor ('commentpress') well.
> It is a wordpress plugin that enables commenting by paragraph.
> However, it is not very flexible to use, and requires a fair bit of
> document prep before functioning properly. It is used, for example, at
Main difference is that in this setup you have more granular
annotation, no need to interfere with underlying html or to take over
comments / add new tables. The plugin based on annotator won't touch
your underlying html and will store annotations (by default) in
annotateit.org (though one could imagine a more sophisticated plugin
that stored locally).
> I do agree that wordpress is a great platform to develop for though,
> as it is hugely popular, so I am looking forward to seeing what you
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