11 Comments

  1. Scott Winterroth

    +1 for Grammarly!

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  2. Calum Childs

    I won’t be using Grammarly, as, unlike After The Deadline, they store everything you write on their servers, forever.

    I think that we should have a built-in spell checker in WordPress.

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  3. Chaitanya

    What grammar and spellchecking services or software do you use and recommend as an alternative to After the Deadline?

    Grammarly Premium is working well for my spell-checking and proofreading needs.

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  4. Ajay

    I use grammarly but not via the browser extension but directly on the site.

    It doesn’t work well with Gutenberg as it thinks each block is a different field and I noticed at times that Grammarly markup was being saved into the post.

    Since then I just copy and paste the content directly into Grammarly and review and fix accordingly.

    Of course you can directly do that via the browser extension if you are not so picky as me.

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  5. Neal Umphred

    I have already contacted the Jetpack people directly with a simple request: Bring back the proofreader.

    Dumb, dumb decision to delete it.

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  6. Ted Clayton

    For me, it’s overwhelmingly just about spellchecking. I have not used JetPack or After The Deadline, but I do explore grammar and style plugins. I do find them valuable (two different tool-categories), but for one thing lots of my transgressions are part of my style.

    It seems there is a high level of ‘noise’ in the feedback that such scripts have of offer. But there are gems, and I have blindspots, so this area is a worthwhile work-in-progress.

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  7. RT Cunningham

    I use the LanguageTool extension for Chrome. While it isn’t as good as ATD, the ATD server failed enough times for me to switch long ago.

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  8. Ryan Hellyer

    I remember a bunch of us discussing this back when this feature was created. It always seemed out of place in WordPress, when that sort of thing could be handled in the browser in a way which would benefit everything. It’s nice to see that the browser based systems caught up and presumably surpassed the WordPress plugin method eventually :)

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  9. Kent Myers

    I got the same unsatisfactory copy and pasted response from Jetpack when I submitted a ticket. Really not happy with how they simply removed the feature without a heads-up or transition period. The editors in my office are furious.

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  10. Alik

    This was the only thing keeping me using Jetpack, bummer. $11 a month for Grammarly is not a “Better Option.”

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  11. Giang Le

    I recommend you guys using Language Tools ;) – Free

    + Extension for Chrome/ add-on for Firefox
    + Extension for Microsoft Word + Libre Office
    + Stand-alone PC version

    Check my tutorial for more details: https://giangle.dev/language-tools-great-tool-for-non-native-english-blogger/

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