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  • Download and Install
  • Setup Sentinote
  • Setup Evernote
  • Using Sentinote
  • Tag Reference
  • Technical Details

Download and Install


Sentinote will only work with hosted WordPress websites (i.e. not sites).

You will also require an Evernote account.

Please see the Technical Details for technical requirements.


Your download link can be found inside an email from Sentinote. This email also contains the license key that you will need to activate Sentinote.

Save your download file on your computer for use in the next step.


  1. To install Sentinote log into your WordPress Dashboard (

  2. Click on ‘Plugins’ in the left menu.

  3. Click on ‘Add new’.

  4. Click on ‘Upload’.

  5. Click on ‘Choose File’ and browse for the downloaded file on your computer.

  6. Click on ‘Install Now’. It will take a while for the plugin to upload and install.

  7. Finally, click on ‘Activate Plugin’.

The Sentinote plugin should now be activated and you will see a new link in your menu called Sentinote.

Sentinote is now ready to be configured. (see Setup Sentinote)

Setup Sentinote

Once activated, you should see the Sentinote link in the WordPress Dashboard menu. Click on it to configure Sentinote.

Configuration Screen

Sentinote License Key:

This is the license you received after purchasing Sentinore. Your licence is responsible for making sure that you can receive automated update notifications and 1-click updates inside WordPress.

  1. Enter your license key.

  2. Click on ‘Save Changes’.

  3. Click on ‘Activate’.

Once activated the ‘Activate’ button will read ‘Deactivated’.

You are entitled to one site (one activation) per license. If you wish to move your license to another installation please deactivate it first.

Sentinote Frequency

Sentinote relies on the WordPress schedular to make sure it regularly converts your notes into posts or pages. Select your desired scheduled frequency here.

Default Author

Sentinote will attempt to match your WordPress users with the Authors of notes in Evernote. If no match can be found Sentinote will assign the Default Author based on this setting.

Default Category

Sentinote will assign a category to each post that it creates. If a category was not provided by a note tag then Sentinote will assign the Default Category.

Enable Markdown

Sentinote comes with Markdown and Markdown Extra support. Select whether or not you would like to support this text based formatting option.

Manual Sync Now

Sometimes you want to test your notes and content without waiting for the scheduler to kick into gear. Click this button to start a sync with Evernote.

NOTE: There is no immediate feedback when syncing is taking place. Please wait and be patient when Sentinote runs for the first time.

When you have made your changes, please click on ‘Save Changes’.

Setup Evernote

To setup Evernote you will need an Evernote account and a Developer Token. Go to your Evernote configuration by clicking on ‘Evernote Extensions’ inside the Sentinote Settings.

To get your Developer Token click on the link provided in the Settings page:

Evenote Developer Token

This allows Sentinote to talk to your Evernote account so that notes can be pulled from Evernote to WordPress.

1. Click on the ‘Evernote Developer Token’ link (indicated).

2. Login with Evernote details if not yet logged in.

3. Click on ‘Create a developer token’.

4. Copy the ‘Developer Token’ and paste it into the ‘Evernote Developer Token’ box (as per image).

Evenote Notebook

This is the notebook that you would like to use to make changes to your WordPress website. Please do not use symbols in your documents time. Avoiding spaces will also reduce the risk of issues.

Change Evernote DIVs to P tags.

Evernote has a very unique way of formatting your notes for content – it makes a lot of use of DIV tags. By enabling this checkbox you will attempt to convert the DIV tags to paragraph tags.

Make sure you save your changes.

Using Sentinote

When Sentinote is activated and your Evernote details entered then Sentinote is automatically in use and will be processing notes frequently.

To get your note to appear as a blog post or a web page you will need to tag your post with the relevant tags. At the most basic:

  • the published tag will create a blog post

  • the published tag as well as the page tag will create a page

For a full list of what tags you can use see Tag Reference.

How to tag

Evernote has great documentation on organising notes please select your appropriate operating system to find our how to tag notes.

You will also find instructions for other devices.

Tag Reference

Tag Usage
published Lets Sentinote know to take this note and process it for WordPress. Default post type is standard blog post. All notes to appear in WordPress MUST be tagged with ‘published’
page Changes the note’s post format from standard blog post to standard WordPress page.
draft Changes the note’s status to draft. This post will not be visible to site visitors.
[My Category] The square brackets will assign your post to a WordPress category with the name in brackets. If it doesn’t exist the category will be created. Of course, replace “My Category” with your own.
nolink (experimental) Don’t create a menu item for this page in the special ‘Sentinote’ menu.
close Close all comments and ping backs. This overrides the WordPress settings for comments.
open Open comments only for this post. Overrides WordPress settings for comments.
pingopen Open ping backs only for this post. Overrides WordPress settings for comments.
md Apply Markdown/Markdown Extra to this note (Even if the Markdown setting was not ticked for all notes).
nomd Disables Markdown/Markdown Extra for this note (Even if the Markdown setting was ticked for all notes).
{#} (# as page id) Assigns the post as a child of another post (the parent) identified by the post ID.
{format} Formats available: {standard}, {aside}, {gallery}, {link}, {status}, {image}, {quote}, {video}, {audio} or {chat}. This changes the post’s format to the desired format.

Featured Image

Put [featured] and [/featured] on either side of an image in your Evernote note to turn it into the featured image (thumbnail) for your post or page (previously undocumented).

Embedding Another Note

Put [note-content] and [/note-content] on either side of an Evernote Note Link (which you get by selecting a note in Evernote, then right-clicking it and selecting ‘Copy Note Link’. This will embed the content inside the current note.

Please note that when embedding note content, please make sure that the note is published first.

Technical Details

PHP 5.3 or higher

Evernote’s tools require some advanced features only available in PHP 5.3 or higher. Without this support Sentinote will not function properly (or at all).

Some hosts do not have PHP 5.3+ enabled by default on their older servers even though PHP 5.3+ may be present. If you are using a shared hosting environment you could attempt to switch to PHP 5.3+ by adding the following to the top of your .htaccess file.

AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php

If you use cPanel you can do this by using the cPanel File Manager. Make sure you tick the box to show hidden files and look in Document Root for your .htaccess file. You should now be able to edit it by using the cPanel Code Editor.

Step 1: cPanel File Manager

Step 2: Show hidden files

Step 3: Right click on your .htaccess file and select ‘Code Edit’

Step 4: Make the relevant changes and click on ‘Save Changes’

** Note, there may already be other content in there. Just add the required lines at the very top.

Alternatively, send a support request to your host to activate PHP3.5 on your account.


HostgatorHostgator Support re PHP 5.3

JusthostPHP Version Selection

1and1 HostingManually Set the Version of PHP Using an .htaccess File (note, set to PHP 5.4)

Other Technical Server Requirements

The following will also need to be set to enabled on your server: ‘allow_url_fopen’ and ‘allow_url_include’.

This is used for the Evernote API as well as the Sentinote Update API (used for automated updates).