Turn WordPress into a Note-Taking App

WordPress is a powerful Content Management System. You can use it to build personal blogs, photo galleries, news websites, e-commerce portals and even mobile apps. This post presents Tabulaire (Tabular in French), a WordPress package that turns WordPress into a note-taking app.

Note-taking and classification

Use WordPress’ built-in Gutenberg editor to take notes, and to assign categories (and tags) to each of them, e.g. ‘TODO Lists’, or, ‘Quick Meeting Notes’.

Note listing and searching

Tabulaire will list all your notes in a three-column, quickly searchable, table. You can set the table’s number of items to display, to 100, e.g., directly from the WordPress dashboard.

Setting the number of notes per page
Setting the number of notes per page

Keeping notes private

To keep your notes private, you can rely on the Force Login Plugin:

  • The Plugin, if activated, will force all visitors to log in: only registered users with administrative privileges will have access to the website’s content.
  • If you want to make your WordPress website public, open to the outside world, just de-activate the Plugin.

Tabulaire Plugins
Tabulaire Plugins

Getting Tabulaire

Tabulaire is freely available on GitHub.


Tabulaire requires the Bootstrap Plugin.

You may also need the Force Login Plugin to restrict access to your WordPress website and keep your notes private.

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