Annotum is Live!

We are pleased to announce the release of Annotum version 1.0 as a hosted theme on, a free theme on, and a freely available download on GitHub (forks welcome).

I could write a long post about the many months of hard work by many people at Google, PLoS, NLM, Automattic, and particularly Crowd Favorite, all of whom deserve, and receive, my sincere thanks.

But instead I want you to get started using this fantastic new tool to author and publish beautiful, peer-reviewed scholarly articles and journals.

Knol users: to get started, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to and log in with your Google account
  2. You'll see a link to "Export" or "Download" your knols.
    • To Export your knols to, click the link, provide a new or existing username  and password, name your new journal, and follow the simple prompts. You may need to provide your knol username and password to complete the download.
    • To Download your knols, click the link and follow the prompts to export your Knol data. You'll need to set up your own WordPress installation to host Annotum, then import your Knols.
    • Note: If your knols have multiple authors, you'll need to map those authors to users, or you can add those users to your journal later.
    • For more information about using Annotum, please see the Annotum Support Page on
  3. After you download or export your knols, you can to set redirects on for each knol to let your readers know where to find your new content.

Not a Knol User? Follow These Steps

  1. Go to and create a new WordPress site.
  2. In your site's dashboard, navigate to the "Appearance > Themes" page.
  3. Search for the "Annotum" theme, and activate.
For more information about using Annotum, please see the Annotum Support Page on

Here are some posts about the launch:

  1. Crowd Favorite Announcement
  2. Google Announcement

Annotum is a product of Solvitor LLC with heavy lifting by Crowd Favorite

Annotum is free (speech and beer)