When it comes to SEO and quality, English is one of the area where it raises the maximum eye-balls. English is not my first-language and I make many mistakes, this is most common saying that you hear from blogger like us. I’m also from a non-English country and I’m working on improving my English grammar every day. Though, when Blogging is a business for you, you can’t afford to make mistakes as English is one of the criteria for search engine ranking. Here I’m going to talk about a service call After the deadline which is very useful for non-English speaking countries. This service helps you to minimize those silly grammar or errors that would creep up in your blog article.
“After the Deadline” is a WordPress plugin that has checks not only for spelling errors but grammar mistakes as well. This open source software is not only very efficient but free too. This is basically a service which offers various ways to use After the deadline services. There is WordPress plugin, Chrome extension, Intense debate plugin, Open office extensions and so on. Here we will be talking about WordPress plugin which is offered by “ATD” service. Interesting thing to know here is, this service is a part of Automattic company which is the company behind WordPress.
So, once you install after the deadline WordPress plugin, your basic spell check button on visual editor of edit post section will be replaced by an advance spell and grammar check button.
It also has features to ignore certain words for instance the proper nouns you would use, such as your own name or your blog’s title. Once you install it in your blog you need to click on the proofread button in the visual or HTML editor to check spelling, style and grammar. Since After the Deadline communicates with a software service, you’ll need an API key to use this plugin. The same API, which is actually your profile as an author, can be used on multiple blogs that you might be wrting. The API key is unique to you and can be created on the author’s homepage.
Head over to this page polishmywriting.com to get a demo of the software before you go ahead with the installation of the tool to your own blog.
For more info on this tool or to know how to install it on your own WordPress blog head over to afterthedeadline.com. This plugin is available as stand alone plugin or if you install Jetpack WordPress plugin, you don’t need to install stand alone version.
After the deadline plugin is now a part of my essential WordPress plugins arsenal. Do let us know if you are using this plugin or any other plugin to check grammatical mistakes?