Best Grammar Checker Apps For WordPress

By Adrian Cruce

Do you need an online grammar checker app that you can use with WordPress? There is a surprisingly large number of such apps and tools that allow you to do just that. Also, many browsers automatically include a spellchecker. However, the spellcheck tools do not check for readability and grammar. This is why, if you want the best possible results, you want to consider the tools presented below for WordPress.

Why A WordPress Grammar Checker?

You can be the very best writer in the world and still make numerous mistakes. Proofreading articles alone often leads to the unwanted situation in which small errors are made as we rush. Overcoming this is normally done through reading articles out loud. This does help a lot. However, adding the grammar checker tool is also something that is very important.

Grammar checker tools detect grammar and spelling mistakes right as you type. You thus save a lot of time proofreading and the content that is published on your site is instantly improved.

If you want to add a grammar checker app to WordPress, these are the best options.

Note: Make sure to backup your data before adding any plugin. If the website is too large, you can also consider WordPress maintenance services.


Grammarly is by far the best spelling and grammar checker available right now with a free option that is much more advanced than alternatives. You can use it as a browser add-on or can add it to Microsoft Word. When added to the browser it is capable of checking spelling and grammar errors right as posts are written.

The tool is very simple to use. An indicator appears in the WordPress writing area, in the bottom right corner. You click the indicator and you see how many errors are present. Contextual, grammar and spelling errors can also be highlighted through an underline during writing. The only downside is that the text editor needs to be used when writing, but most people use that anyway.


Ginger is a very handy grammar and spelling checker tool that helps you boost productivity and improve writing skills. You can use it as an addon to your browser so the user experience is good. A small icon is included in the bottom right of the writing areas, which includes WordPress post editor, Facebook and Gmail. Mistakes are checked during typing and errors are highlighted.

The text editor in WordPress needs to be used and Ginger editor has to be launched in order to get better proofreading.


This WordPress plugin is a suite that includes so many really useful modules. One of them is that proofreading is added to the post editor. Extended grammar checks are started from the JetPack -> Settings page. You can see spelling, grammar and style sections there. Enable or disable proofreading options.

The disadvantage of using JetPack is that you need an account with Then, you get access to all the tools offered. Many of the really useful ones are free.


This app is available as a text editor that is web-based. It does not work inside the post editor from WordPress. However, the free web based editor can easily be used to check your articles for spelling errors, grammar and readability.

Hemmingway stands out because it is more of a style checker than a grammar checker. It was designed to improve the readability of articles by showing content readability score. Improvements are suggested. The distraction free layout is really clean and you can quickly assess content before it is added to WordPress.

If you decide to go the paid route, the app is also available for Mac and Windows, giving you access to direct WordPress posting.

After The Deadline

This app is available as an extension to Google Chrome. It includes a pretty good spell checker tool, together with optional readability and grammar check. After installing the addon, you click on it and you select the options you want to use. The tool is ran while writing blog posts through a simple click.


This grammar checker is available on Google Docs, FireFox and Google Chrome as an addon. It is also available in LibreOffice if you want to use it or as a web-based editor. There is even a desktop app.

LanguageTool is different since it works with over 20 other languages besides English and German. It is really useful for the sites that are multilingual. The disadvantage is that with the free version you can only check a maximum of 20,000 characters.