Admin Page Notes


Have you ever created a page template that just aggregated posts of a custom post type? Pretty cool huh?

Well, your client won’t think it’s that cool 2 months from now when they’re editing their site. They click “edit page” and it’s blank!.

Now you can add notes and links on these pages that will give your clients, authors or other editors, clear directions when editing their site. Check out the screenshots to see it in action.


  • Admin box for inputting page notes on the Gutenberg Editor
  • Notes prominently displayed for users when editing. Meta box for inputting notes are not visible/accessible to any users except administrators
  • Admin box for inputting page notes on the Classic Editor


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Admin Page Notes’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download
  2. Extract the admin-page-notes directory to your computer
  3. Upload the admin-page-notes directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


How do move the notes box on the edit screen?

If you hover the cursor over the “Add Page Notes” title, the cursor should change to four arrows. You can then drag it to another location. You might want to use the arrow on the upper right to collapse it to make it easier to move.

How do I save the notes?

You update the post and it will add the notes to the post or page.


February 28, 2024 1 reply
There are cases where it is super important to guide editors and authors on how to edit a specific page. This simple plugin is very helpful for these cases. For a future release, I would love to see a rich text input field instead of a plaintext input field plus the possibility to add a color to the note.
April 4, 2023
Very helpful plugin for some users. Thank you very much and keep up the good work!
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Contributors & Developers

“Admin Page Notes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Admin Page Notes” has been translated into 2 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Added additional screenshots
  • Added a donations link. Thank you!


  • Tested for updated WordPress version 6.4.1


  • Updated tags


  • Icon change and update


  • Updated for compatibility with WordPress 6.2

= 2.1.0=
* Removed deprecated php code
* Corrected bug from comment –
* Added column in admin display for posts and pages that display first 15 words of any notes per comment –

= 2.0.0=
* Change in ownership (as of May 11, 2022)
* Clarified how to save notes (responding to comment –
* Implemented current WordPress repository security standards
* Changed header of meta box on post editor to clarify purpose for authors


  • Made the textarea larger
  • Added translation support. via knutsp


  • Update readme.txt and add banner & screenshots


  • Fix botched deployment from Github


  • Initial Commit