Distraction free writing mode and proof reading in WordPress

David Nash General Leave a Comment

These are two features that I love, and I think WordPress is much better because of them.

Distraction free writing

This hides everything except the title field and the content box. It really makes a difference – WordPress feels much more like a word processor. When you move your mouse out of the content box, all the options appear again.

To enable it, click screen options in the top left:

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Then click this button at the top left of the content editor:

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The menus and other items fade out, and you’re left with a clean, open environment ready to be filled with your imagination… or whatever.

Proofreading

I really love this one. It picks up at least a couple of errors on every post I write, and I think it’s helping me to be a better writer. It’ll alert you if the passive voice is used you’re writing in the passive voice, you’re using jargon, complex phrases, fix spelling errors, and lots more.

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To try it out, visit http://www.polishmywriting.com/ – this site uses “After the Deadline”, the same engine used by WordPress.

To enable it, install the WordPress Jetpack plugin, then in wp-admin click Users -> Your Profile.

Now when you click “Publish” or update a post, it’ll check what you’ve written.

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The Proofreading plugin makes both writing and reading easier. I really recommend it.

For more info, check out https://en.support.wordpress.com/proofreading/.

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