Cornell Notes Gutenberg Block

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Create perfect study notes with the Cornell Notes Gutenberg Block.

Author:Sean Blakeley (profile at
WordPress version required:5.3.4
WordPress version tested:5.4.6
Plugin version:1.0.3
Added to WordPress repository:30-06-2020
Last updated:01-07-2020
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Create perfect study notes with the Cornell Notes Gutenberg Block.

Cornell Notes provides an excellent structure for organising and summarized your notes, ideas and concepts – this logical approach is an invaluable way to help learning and retention for students of all ages.

This plugin provides a new, dedicated Cornell Notes Gutenberg block to enable you to quickly and easily take your notes within WordPress.

How to Use Cornell Notes

  1. Add your title at the top of your note – this is a summary of context of the notes.
  2. Take long-form notes in the right-hand column – you can take notes during a class, lecture, video tutorial or WordCamp Talk, it doesn’t matter. Add as many ideas as you need – click the ‘Add Idea’ indicator to add a new idea.
  3. Once you’ve finished your notes, review them and summarise the concepts with key ideas in the left-hand column.
  4. Finally, summarize all the notes in a sentence or two at the bottom of the page.
  5. To fully benefit from Cornell Notes, you should consider adding Spaced Repetition to your learning plan.

Cornell Notes contains a second block – an Idea block – this block is only made available as a child of the Cornell Note block – and enables you to add as many ideas (key ideas and long-form notes) you require.

There are currently no specific settings required by the Cornell Notes Block.

Style via CSS Variables

CSS Variables are used with default settings – you can override these in your theme by setting the variables in the root
--note-border-style: dotted;
--note-border-width: 2px;
--note-border-color: #f00;
--note-body-padding: 30px;
--note-padding: 20px;

Style via Classes

The structure of the Cornell Notes Block:
.cornell-note-summary /* forced to the bottom of the note via Flexbox */

(This structure is simplified – you will find additional classes added via Gutenberg)


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How to Contribute to This Project

All contributions are welcome – make a Pull Request or raise an issue on the Github Repo

Plugin Creator

Sean Blakeley