Techie Question for HP Staff or Smart Hubbers

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  1. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 4 weeks ago

    I've been using Grammarly lately and I think its very helpful for a lunkhead like me, especially when it comes to updating and fixing old articles. I use the premium version that whooshes my text away to their site and lets me fix it up before plopping it back into my Hub.

    I read a few articles online that said Grammarly *might* add junk code to Wordpress posts. I say "might" because it allegedly only does it in certain circumstances, and it was unclear if or how this code may be harmful. I assume it would do the same with Hub text.

    Wondering if the HP engineering team has any thoughts on this, or on whether or not HP will strip excess code out of articles anyway. (It seems like this happens, but to what extent I don't know.)

    If any tech-minded Hubber want to take a crack at answering I would appreciate that as well.

    Thank you. Carry on.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      No stray code is going to enter your hubs. You are right when you say they strip it out anyway. If they add a line that says reviewed through Grammarly or something of that sort it would stay, but nothing harmful would get through.

      EDIT: If extra text is added you would probably notice it and you could then remove it. But, again as you say it's not confirmed that they do anything of that sort.

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thanks Brandon. As I understood it from the article, the extra code appeared when you failed to address a problem identified by the program. The concern was it might slow down the page's load time. To be clear, I haven't read anything that suggested it was malicious. I just wanted to be sure I wasn't doing something that would hurt the performance of the page.

        1. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

          It seems to be some javascript that was not set to be asynchronous then. Nothing to worry about as you can't add anything to HP.

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      I checked with engineering and there is nothing to worry about. Grammarly cannot add any junk code to HubPages.

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matt!

  2. Savio Dawson profile image93
    Savio Dawsonposted 4 weeks ago

    Hello Eric,

    Till the time you get a response from the Hubpages team or a nerd who is nerdier than me... wink... Here's a suggestion:

    Since you have the premium version, why don't you download the app - Grammarly for Microsoft - and use the Add-In to do the checks on your Word document, itself. That way, you won't have the risk of adding any junk code as it will be only the text copied from your Word document.

    Here is how to add Grammarly to Microsoft Word:

    https://support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us/ … rly-add-in

    Of course, I assume you use Word document for writing your articles before posting them to your writing site/s.

    1. EricDockett profile image96
      EricDockettposted 4 weeks agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestion! I did have it attached to Word but removed it. I wasn't crazy about how it worked. I might try it again at some point.

      In any event, I'm not that concered about new articles since even if I do run them through Grammarly I will paste them into the HP editor as plain text and remove all the junk. I am more worried about the Chrome extension that lets me edit content right on the web page.

 
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