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After the Deadline: Proofreading for WordPress.com

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When you're up against a deadline, or just in a hurry to get your thoughts down and published, every bit of help counts. So, to make things easier for you, we've added the intelligent proofreading of After the Deadline right into WordPress.com. So now, when you're using the visual editor to write some new content, you'll see a new icon with "ABC" and a little check mark. Click on that, and your post will be checked for spelling, grammar, even style suggestions. Because After the Deadline uses artificial intelligence to get the job done, words that might be spelled right in one context but not another will be called to your attention, as well as the more obvious spelling errors. See, here I've written "new", when I mean "knew" with a "k". Clicking on the red line under the word brings up a dialog for me to see alternative suggestions. I can accept the suggestion, or even ask the application to stop bugging me about that one in the future, if I have my own unique way of spelling a particular word. Grammar errors are also pointed out, with a green underline. And again, clicking on those gives me one or more suggestions as to how to put it right. Finally, style tips are underlined in blue, and based on the type of words that fit naturally into the context of your sentence. I click here, and see the alternative suggestion. You'll probably be surprised as to how much you can be helped with. Head to your profile, and you'll now see some settings that give you the chance to turn off or on various types of phrases, whether those be bias words, those that might offend or alienate different groups of readers, overused clich├ęs, or one of a whole bunch of others that you can check up on by clicking here. Better still, you can add words you specifically don't want to be picked up on just here. And from then on, they'll slip through the net every time. So that's the new integrated proofreading feature from WordPress.com, baked right into your visual editor as of now. And in case you were wondering, there's also a plugin for self-hosted WordPress users. Just head to your Plugin Browser, and run a search for "After the Deadline", and you're good to go. After the Deadline. Your friendly neighborhood proofreader.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 8 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Michael Pick
Director: Michael Pick
Views: 157
Posted by: wordpresstv on Sep 9, 2009

Automattic announces the arrival of a new feature to WordPress.com: contextual spell and grammar checking from After the Deadline.

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