Shortnotes adds a custom post type, Notes, used to publish short pieces of content on your website, similar to social networks like Mastodon, Twitter, or Instagram.

No titles

The Notes post type does not support traditional titles.

Note titles are not generally meant to be displayed as part of the theme layout. You will likely need to adjust the look and feel of your theme accordingly. See the Theme Customization section below for more details.

A title is generated automatically from note content and is used as the note’s document title. This is readable by search engines and displayed in browser tabs.

Limited blocks

The Notes post type supports basic content blocks like paragraph, list, quote, image, preformatted text, gallery, video, and embed. Using a defined list of relatively simple blocks helps to keep notes simple.

Webmention support

The Notes post type includes support for the Webmention and Semantic-Linkbacks plugins.

URLs in note content are processed as possible webmentions.

A panel in the block editor allows for the addition of a reply to URL and name. When entered, they are used to provide markup for a semantic webmention reply.

Reply to template tag

The reply specification works best when the u-in-reply-to element is outside of the main content element, defined by e-content.

A template tag is provided as part of the Shortnotes plugin that can be used to output reply to markup in your theme.

<article class="h-entry">
    if ( function_exists( 'ShortNotes\PostType\Note\reply_to_markup' ) ) {
    <div class="entry-content e-content">
        <?php the_content(); ?>
    </div><!-- .entry-content -->

If this template tag is not used, then the Shortnotes plugin will automatically prepend the reply to markup to the_content.

Theme Customization

No customization of your theme is required to use this plugin, though you will likely want to think through how titles are displayed and if you want full support for webmentions.

If you do find yourself wanting to customize, I have made adjustments to my site’s theme, a child theme of Twenty Twenty One, while developing this plugin, that can be used as an example.

Those adjustments (a) remove the display of a title for the note post type and (b) output reply to markup outside of the main content element.

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2 آوریل 2022
I love these indieweb type plugins, especially where hey break out indieweb types into their own cpt, this is a much better approach of using post for everything
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گزارش تغییرات


  • Fix an issue when prepending reply markup to content during an oembed request. Thanks jorbin!
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 26.15.0.
  • Add phpstan configuration.
  • Remove old, unnecessary pre-PHP 5.6 notice.
  • Confirm upcoming WordPress 6.4 support.


  • Remove vendor/ directory from distribution.


  • Improve title generation when a note starts with a quote.
  • Improve text formatting of notes posted to Mastodon through Share on Mastodon:
    • Avoid duplicate dashes when a note with a quote is transformed for Mastodon.
    • Remove leading and trailing double quotes of all flavors when a note with a quote is transformed for Mastodon.
    • Ensure persisting line breaks for preformatted blocks with <br> tags.
    • Improve handling of lists and list items when transforming content for Mastodon.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 26.8.0.


  • Improve text formatting of notes posted to Mastodon through Share on Mastodon:
    • Transform quote block to a text representation of the quote and citation.
    • Transform embed blocks to a raw URL.
    • Improve transformation of paragraph blocks.
    • Improve extraction of anchor hrefs from markup.
  • Properly reply to a previous note’s corresponding Mastodon post.
  • Remove hacky filtering of Share on Mastodon.
    • This is technically a back-compat break for Share on Mastodon <0.9.
  • Use the quote block to generate a note title, if available.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 25.5.1.


  • Integrate with Share on Mastodon plugin to send notes to Mastodon:
    • Full note text is sent to Mastodon with stripped HTML.
    • If a repy to URL is a Mastodon post, it will appear as a reply in Mastodon.
  • Fix an issue where titles did not generate as expected on scheduled notes.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 24.6.0.
  • Confirm WordPress 6.1 support.


  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 23.2.0.
  • Confirm WordPress 6.0 support.


  • Add a shortnotes_post_type_arguments filter.
  • Fix a minor documentation issue.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 23.0.0.


  • Fix a bug in title generation when an image block is followed by a paragraph.
  • Start tracking note type: note or reply.
  • Improve reply-to interface to appear only when the note type is a reply.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 22.3.0.


  • Introduce common function to generate a shortnote’s subtitle.
  • Parse non-Gutenberg HTML blocks for possible sub title content.


  • Add shortnotes_formatted_title filter to allow for additional title filtering elsewhere.


  • Stop editor from crashing when a note is saved in Gutenberg 11.4.0+.


  • Add shortnotes_reply_to_name filter.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 19.2.2.
  • Rebuild JavaScript asset with latest WP scripts.


  • Confirm support for WordPress 5.8.
  • Update @wordpress/scripts dependency to 17.0.0.
  • Rebuild JavaScript asset with latest WP scripts.
  • Remove unused get_version() function before it’s too late!


  • Add support for more simple core blocks: video, file, embed, etc…
  • Fix overeager loading of plugin assets on post types that are not shortnote.


  • Fix display of “(no title) is now live.” in block editor when new note is published.