WordPress creator Automattic ditches a great feature for its JetPack plugin.

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  1. Prashant Sharan

    Prashant Sharan India Well-Known Member

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    Automattic drops Proofreading tool from latest JetPack release.

    WordPress creator Automattic has ditched a great feature in the latest update to its JetPack plugin.

    As of the newly released JetPack 7.3, Proofreading is no longer supported.

    The proofreading tool checked posts for grammar and spelling prior to publishing them. I found it to be a good tool that often caught stuff that other grammar checkers missed. It also made good word-choice suggestions.

    WordPress engineer James Huff stated that the feature was dropped because other tools get the job done:

    We removed the feature as it has become a bit redundant lately. Most major web browsers have some form of this already built-in, and free extensions like [Grammarly] are

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