Grammarly is an excellent tool that proofreads your content just like an editor would. It points out all your grammar mistakes and provides suggestions to fix or improve them. Even if you are a great writer, you’re bound to make some grammar mistakes or typos now and then. This is what makes Grammarly so useful.
If you don’t want to type out your content in Google docs or Microsoft Word first, you may want to use Grammarly directly with WordPress instead. If you’re wondering how to do this, let me explain how to use Grammarly with WordPress.
Surprisingly, you can use Grammarly with WordPress, but not as a plugin. You would think that there would be a Grammarly plugin for WordPress, but a plugin is completely unnecessary. To use Grammarly with WordPress, you just need to install it as a browser add-on or extension.
Before I get into how to use Grammarly with WordPress, let me tell you a little more about what Grammarly is and why you should use it on all of your website’s content. Good spelling and grammar are important when you create a professional website or blog.
If you’re not using a grammar checker, you can easily overlook mistakes. If you’re not strong in grammar, you may punctuate sentences incorrectly, such as using commas where you shouldn’t or using quotation marks incorrectly. This is why Grammarly is a must-have for anyone creating content.
When people use WordPress, they often create their content directly in the WordPress editor. This is time-saving, but unfortunately, WordPress does not have a built-in grammar checker. This is why you need to use Grammarly.
What is Grammarly?
Grammarly is an AI-powered grammar and spelling checker that you can install as a browser extension, on Windows, or on your Android or iPhone. It does more than catch spelling mistakes. It helps you to structure your sentences so they are more understandable.
It automatically detects spelling and grammar mistakes as you type. If you make a mistake, the mistake will be underlined in red. In addition, if you write a sentence that is difficult to understand, it will offer suggestions on how to word it better.
Grammarly’s free version is sufficient for most people, but they also have a premium version. If you are a professional writer, the premium extension comes with advanced suggestions and other features that can help you improve your writing.
How Do You Install Grammarly?
Most people use Grammarly as a browser extension. It can be used on Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge.
To install Grammarly on Chrome
Visit the Chrome store, and download the Grammarly extension on Chrome. Then click add to Chrome. A prompt will pop up asking you if you want to add Grammarly to Chrome. Click on add extension. To use the extension you will need to sign up for a Grammarly account. Once you sign up, you can log in to the Chrome extension and start using Grammarly for free.
To install Grammarly on Safari
Visit the Mac App Store, and download the Grammarly app on Safari. Click on get and then install to download the app. Once the app is installed, open the app and create a Grammarly account to start using the app.
To install Grammarly on Firefox
Visit the Firefox add-ons page, and download the Grammarly for Firefox add-on. Click on add to Firefox to download the add-on. A prompt will come asking you if you want to add Grammarly to Firefox. Click add. Activate the extension and start using it.
To install Grammarly on Edge
Visit the Microsoft Edge Add-ons page, and download the Grammarly for Micorsoft Edge add-on. Click get. Then add the extension. Once the add-on is downloaded, you will need to sign up or log in to your account to start using it.
How to Use Grammarly With WordPress
Once you have Grammarly installed on your browser, you can start using Grammarly with WordPress. Grammarly works with the Gutenberg and the classic editor on WordPress. It corrects your grammar and spelling in the post editor. As you type, it will underline any mistakes in red. You can click on the underlined mistake to make changes. It will show you the corrected spelling or wording. To make the correction, just click on the corrected version to accept the change or click on dismiss to ignore the suggestion.
Grammarly works well with the WordPress post editor. However, you might run into issues when using it with a WordPress page builder. When you use Grammarly with a page builder, it will only work when you are inside of a text editor. You won’t see grammar or spelling mistakes on the page. This is generally not an issue, but make sure you click on the text editor to check the grammar or spelling in each text section of your page.
Improve Your Writing Even More by Using Grammarly with Yoast
There are some things the Grammarly extension doesn’t do. It is a great tool for correcting grammar and spelling, but WordPress has some other tools that will improve your writing even more. Consider using the Grammarly extension with Yoast to really improve your writing.
Yoast is an SEO plugin, but it also helps with writing. Grammarly only corrects your grammar, spelling, and punctuation. When it comes to writing for the web, readability is as important as grammar. Yoast will analyze your text and give you a score for readability.
Yoast’s content analysis tool will let you know where you can make improvements. For example, if you write really long complex sentences, it might suggest you split the sentence into two shorter sentences. It also detects how often use a passive voice in your writing, if you’ve repeated words too many times, and if you’ve used enough transition words. It’s a great writing tool to use along with Grammarly.
Disadvantages of Using Grammarly with WordPress
Overall, Grammarly is really easy to use with WordPress. Even though you can use it with WordPress, many bloggers prefer to write in Google Docs instead. There are some advantages to writing your content as a Google doc first. Saving a file in Google Docs creates a backup of all of your content. If for some reason you accidentally delete a post or forget to save a post, you will have a backup on your Google drive.
Google Docs are also shareable. You can collaborate, allow someone else to edit your content or make comments on your content. This is great if you want to share your content without giving someone else access to your WordPress dashboard.
Whether you use Grammarly with WordPress or with other applications, it is an essential tool for anyone who is serious about writing quality content. Keep in mind, that it is only a tool for grammar. If you want to improve the quality of your writing, practice writing regularly. Use Grammarly and Yoast as a guide to help you improve your writing.