In my post, I show you how to use Grammarly in WordPress, step by step.
Grammarly is an excellent writers assistant tool to help highlight grammar and spelling errors in your blog content.
Grammarly is a browser plugin. Once activated, live checks your work as you type.
Grammarly has a free and paid version. The paid version offers advanced writing feedback.
I use the free version on my WordPress website. It is an invaluable tool for me.
There are four steps to using Grammarly in WordPress.
- Install the Grammarly plugin on your browser.
- Sign up for a free account.
- Turn on ‘Writing Suggestions’.
- Correct errors highlighted by Grammarly.
Let’s get started.
Step One – Install Grammarly
To install, go to Grammarly.com, and select the one-click install link. Grammarly automatically detects the browser you use.
You can install Grammarly for free on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge browsers.
How To Install The Grammarly Plugin On Firefox
Select the one-click install link on Grammarly’s homepage, then select ‘Allow’.
To continue, select ‘Add’.
Finally, Firefox confirms installation. Click on ‘Okay, got it’ to remove the popup.
You get a Grammarly icon on your toolbar.
Step Two – Create a Free Account
Use an email address, or sign up using Facebook or Google to create a free Grammarly account.
Once you create your free account, you go to your Grammarly dashboard.
You can use the Grammarly plugin to check your blog content as you write, or you can open a new document and paste your content.
Step Three – Activate Grammarly
To activate Grammarly, click on the Grammarly icon on your browser, and select ‘Log in’.
Use your preferred method to sign in to your account.
Once you sign in to your account, return to your WordPress editor tab on your browser, and select the Grammarly icon.
Activate Grammarly for WordPress by sliding the first option to the right. Check the other settings to make Grammarly work efficiently for you.
How To Use Grammarly On WordPress
As you add content to your blog post, a coloured dot appears on the right. A green dot indicates no errors.
A yellow dot indicates errors to review.
A red line under a word indicates a spelling, punctuation, or grammar error.
To correct errors marked by red lines, hover your mouse over the underlined word to reveal writing suggestions. Click on the writing suggestion to change the text on your post.
Should the word not be an error, click on ‘Add to dictionary’ so Grammarly won’t alert you again for this word. Or you can dismiss the error for this post by selecting ‘Dismiss’.
Yellow dots on the right of your content indicates errors. Writing suggestions for yellow dots are only available to premium account users.
The coloured dots on the right appear after you have written two to three sentences. Should your text be shorter than this, you won’t see a coloured dot.
To check short text for errors, copy your text and click on the Grammarly icon on your browser. From the menu, select ‘New Document’.
Paste your text onto the page.
On the right, you can see your overall score and writing suggestions.
For advanced suggestions, you must upgrade to premium.
In the free version, click on the sections that indicate you have errors to review to see writing suggestions. Select one of the blocks to view. Click on the writing suggestion to correct the text in your content. Finally, copy and paste the text to your blog.
The advanced suggestions tell you where the error is but won’t tell you specifically.
From the writing suggestions on the right, it is sometimes possible to guess what the correction should be. For example, the writing suggestion indicates I have a punctuation error.
That probably means I should change the comma to a full stop. I made the change. Now the error has gone.
I prefer to complete my blog post and then copy and paste everything into the Grammarly document. As I read and correct the errors in the Grammarly document, I make the same corrections on my blog post.
I go through each suggestion. All corrections I make here I also change on my blog post before publishing.
Grammarly is an excellent writing assistant tool. First, install the Grammarly plugin to your browser and activate it to check for errors on your WordPress blog.
A red dot on the right of the WordPress block indicates a spelling, punctuation, or grammar error. Hover your mouse over the underlined word to view writing suggestions. Click on the writing suggestion to make the changes.
A green dot means you are doing an excellent job and have no errors.
A yellow dot indicates you have errors in your content. But to get writing suggestions, you must upgrade to the premium plan.
Short sentences don’t generate a coloured dot from Grammarly. Do proof check short sentences, copy the text and open a new document from the Grammarly icon on your browser.
Paste your text onto the document. Grammarly proofreads your text and offers writing suggestions. Advanced suggestions are only available to premium users.
I use the free version to proofread all my posts before I publish. It is simple to install and use.
To get started, go to Grammarly.com (*Paid link) to install the plugin. Sign up for a free account, and activate Grammarly writing suggestions for your blog.
Do you use a tool to proofread your blog posts? Have you ever heard of Grammarly? Let me know in the comments your opinion of Grammarly.