The online publishing platform Medium has made waves with the simplicity of its approach to content creation and the slickness of its execution. What does WordPress stand to learn from its example?
Medium is a blog publishing platform that has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year or so.
Its design is simple yet attractive, making sure to put a great deal of the focus on the site’s content.
Both of these things have led some in the WordPress community to pay attention. And as is often the case, when something new arises and becomes popular in the web publishing space, many WordPressers look to either integrate it or take inspiration from it.
If You Dare
And that leads us to the “If You Dare” part of our title.
Paragraph commenting, or annotations is not exactly new. Readers have been scribbling in the margins of books, magazines and uni assignments for years.
The online world has been slow to adopt this approach which is perhaps why Medium caused a stir and no shortage of admiring looks when it went the annotation route.
Well, admire forlornly no more because I’m going to show you how to add paragraph commenting to your WordPress site.
There are existing annotation solutions for WordPress but they are generally theme dependent, or in the case of CommentPress actually provide a theme.