I want to let users add notes to my blog posts, but I want to keep the notes separated from posts. What I mean is to have something like comments.

Is it possible when a user writes a comment that I ask him about the type of his comments? For example is it just a comment or is it something that is not mentioned in the post.
Is there any plugins or sample code to do this?

Note: There are plugins that allow to add footnotes to a post but they do not let users add notes to the post.

  • Why not simply use comments and not display them? You could then add a custom meta box listing the comments right at the post.
    – kaiser
    Jul 11, 2015 at 12:37
  • Hi, because i want let users speak together about the post. The note is a feature other than comments, to improve what my post is not covered.
    – Farhan
    Jul 11, 2015 at 12:57

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There are number of possibilities here:

1- Giving users the ability to edit posts and add notes. This is not something you want to do. As it might create many issues for you. However, you can use a Wiki plugin if you want to pursue this option.

2- Enabling notes through comments. This is a better option. You can handle user comments and ask whether he wants to add it as a comment or a note to be added to the post. You need to modify WordPress code and develop your own code as well.

3- Using footnotes plugin as notes system. You can use any of the plugins available for footnotes and possibly customize it yo use it a notes system. This plugin seems to be good. It displays the footnote inside the text. You can modify the plugin code to display a note instead of a footnote.

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