September 9, 2009
Automattic announces the arrival of a new feature to WordPress.com: contextual spell and grammar checking from After the Deadline.
Michael Pick 114
Announcement 1 featured 180 grammar 1 proofreading 1 settings 2 spellchecking 5 style 2 Writing 15
Grammar is useful for SEO ( i think )
yes I agree but, constitute a large proportion coding for seo.
Search engines do not like spelling mistakes. You do not look good to your readers if you have lots of mistakes. Personally, i have to proofread every paragraph as i write
This is really good
It was painful to watch, cause it flowed so slow, but i do’t blame the site for it, I blame my network. It would have been a great asset, but unfortunely I didn’t have the pleasure to hear the narrator.
That was wonderul!!! Thanks
This is great help. We can also make it faster.
This is a great feature. and I would be more than willing to help out anyone who would like to work on a Japanese or Chinese version.
this is really useful
Thanks, this will be so helpful.
Will this be available as plugin for self-hosted WP installs or become embedded within some update soon?
It is actually already available for self-hosted WordPress, and has been for some time:
I enjoy your useful presentations.
P.S. the elevator background music is an unnecessary, annoying distraction.
Wow, that is going to save me so much embarrassment
Great work! I’ve gone ahead and installed it straight away on my self-hosted blog and I’m really impressed. It almost makes me want to write more
I may check that out,but I need to get some thing fixed first. I’m using somebody else’s computer right now.
I am a new comer, so; late me to observe.
Thank you .
With best regards.
I think this is great!
This is really great feature!!!
I still don’t get why “passive voice” gets flagged so much.
Hi Jay, by default passive voice and hidden verb flagging are disabled. If it’s getting flagged so much it’s because you have the flag passive voice option enabled. Go to your user profile to disable it.
Some styles of writing (technical writing, plain english) frown on excessive passive voice. It does muddle the writing.
Am new to this so looks helpful
This one will prop me up on the pedestal, and spread a net for me if I slip off.
Great stuff, I love Word Press. Its like having building blocks for the internet.
Can someone explain to me why when you download the plugin, you’re not actually getting the software, just an interface to it? (I don’t mind, I’m just wondering what the reasoning behind this is). Thanks.
To make After the Deadline smarter, a lot (really, a *lot*) of data is collected. AtD works by using contexts and detailed language models.
It’s far easier and more effective for AtD to store that information and provide it to you as a service.
The proof-reader feature rocks!
But, the Visual Guides are absolutely amazing! .. Good show!
I think I really need it. Is it WPMU Supported ?
Yes, After the Deadline is fully compatible with WPMU.
No need for this since modern browser got this already implemented !
Modern browsers do have spell-checking, yes, but After the Deadline does quite a bit more. You can see it in action for yourself here: http://www.polishmywriting.com/
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