How many times have you blogged about the popular free blogging tool WordPress without ever knowing about the correct way to write it (I am sure you still think I wrote it right). I have blogging about WordPress for a long time, and recently realized that the correct usage is WordPress (with a capital P).
This realization came from a post by Lorelle on writing good WordPress tips, where she says WordPress is a trademark and must be spelled appropriately.
This has been explained redundantly, so when I see a blog post with WordPress not WordPress and WordPress plug-in not WordPress Plugin, the article loses some of its luster. I try to ignore it, but it does score a bit against the credibility of the author who should know better. It isn’t a killer but it does downgrade my score for inclusion. Why? If their attention to detail skips the proper spelling of these words, what does that say for the information they are presenting. What little detail has been overlooked or ignored? Should I risk recommending something that might be flawed?
If you think that it is a difficult habit to correct, then try the Correctly Spell WordPress plugin that takes care of your pages and posts by correcting all the carelessly miswritten occurences of WordPress, in titles, posts, pages and comments.
Next time you write “Word Press” or “WordPress” – beware of angry WordPress bloggers on the lookout to correct you!