The Style Guide Checker Wordpress Plugin

  • Each feature can be individually enabled or disabled through the Style Guide settings panel.
  • Please note that most features only support the English language at the moment.
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Capitalized words
Words that you want capitalized in a specific way, e.g. eBay or WordPress.
Blacklisted words
Words or phrases that should never be used.
Preferred words
Words with a preferred alternative, e.g. prefer email over e-mail.
Date format
Your preferred format for dates.
Whether to use contractions or not.
Serial comma
Whether to use the serial/Oxford comma or not.
Sentence length
Highlight sentences above a specified number of words.
Minimum word count
Content should be a minimum number of words to ensure it is indexed by search engines.
Multiple spaces
Highlight if two or more spaces are used after a period.
Avoid the use of ampersands.
Required image
Warn the author if the post contains no images.
Content breaks
How often should the content contain interesting visual elements like headings, images, lists, or blockquotes to help people scan.
End of sentences
Options to avoid multiple ?? or !!, avoid ! altogether, and/or to avoid … ellipsis characters.
Correct characters
Options to use the correct typographical glyphs, like curly quotation marks, apostrophes, long em-dash for parenthetical asides, and the ellipsis character.
Style guide introduction
Custom introduction to your style guide, that displays at the start of the automatically generated pop-up style guide.
Gender-biased terms
Avoid sexist language when writing career names, e.g. prefer firefighter to fireman.
Absolute terms
Avoid using modifiers with absolute terms. e.g. very unique, more inevitable.
Offensive words
Avoid common swears and other offensive words.
Old-fashioned words
Avoid archaic terms, e.g. spake, whosoever, enclosed herewith, forthwith.
Suggest correct accents on common words, e.g. café, risqué, jalapeño.
Idioms and clichés
Avoid common idioms and clichés, e.g. can of worms, whole nine yards.
Business jargon
Avoid business jargon, e.g. monetize, synergy.
Empty phrases
Avoid empty phrases and pompous words, e.g. ‘in close proximity to’ instead of ‘near’.
Active voice
Avoid the passive voice, e.g. The letter was mailed by Marilyn.
Split infinitives
Avoid split infinitives, e.g. to quickly finish, to really pull.
Double negatives
Avoid double negatives, e.g. that won’t do you no good.
Redundant words
Avoid redundant words, e.g. ‘attach’ not ‘attach together’.
Avoid adverbs, as they tend to be weak words, e.g. quickly, definitely, extremely.
Misused words
Detect commonly misused words and phrases, e.g. supposively, tow the line.
Wordy negatives
Suggest concise alternatives for negative phrases. E.g. ‘few’ instead of ‘not many’, ‘unable’ instead of ‘not able’.
Vague pronouns
Avoid sentences that start with vague pronouns, e.g. This is, Those were, Here are.
Weak words
Avoid weak all-purpose words, that can lead to wordiness, e.g. somewhat, perhaps, therefore.
Negative words
Avoid negative words, e.g. angry, fear, mistake.
Plain URLs
Avoid plain URLs in content.
Limit to roles
Only use the style guide for people on your team with the selected WordPress user roles.
Show content statistics, e.g. reading level and number of words.
Ignore specified tags
Don’t perform style guide checks in selected types of tag, e.g. blockquote, pre-formatted text, or table.
Delay before checks
A configurable delay between when a person stops typing and when the style guide highlights any rule violations.