Annotum WordPress theme will ease transition from Google Knol

Google has announced that they will be discontinuing their Knol project. Knol was a web publishing platform that was used by members of academia to make their research available in what was considered a more credible context than traditional blogs. While Knol will be ending, researchers still have a migration option.

The prescribed migration path is for authors to export their Knol to WordPress, using the Annotum theme. Features of this theme, specifically developed for scholarly writing, include internationalization, inline references and footnotes, an equation editor and structured XML editing within the TinyMCE editor. This last feature is central to the idea of a WYSIWYM (What You See Is What You Mean) editing experience, and supports a subset of the National Library of Medicine XML specification called Kipling DTD.

Annotum is a free theme requiring WordPress 3.3, and was developed by Crowd Favorite, based in Denver, Colorado, using the Carrington theme engine.