I’ve just submitted my first ever plugin to the WordPress repository. It’s called Text Beautify and can be found at the following URL:
The purpose of the plugin is to beautify post titles, post contents, and comments of your WordPress blog. In post contents and comments, the text is made sentence case. In post titles, it is made title case, so all words are capitalized except for a user-defined list of exceptions, such as: of, an, the, etc. It is really targeted at persons with a refined sense of text aesthetics and people who just want their content to look nicer.
Another aesthetic improvement it offers is converting quotation marks, apostrophes, and commas into their “curly” equivalents. You can enable or disable any one, so if you only want double quotes made curly, it is supported.
There are a couple of string user customizations allowed regarding full strings. First, you can define a list of terms for which the case must be preserved. One of the issues with beautifying a body of text is that it may turn lowercase or uppercase terms that are supposed to be capitalized or lowercase, respectively. Some examples are: iPhone, Los Angeles, PHP. The second type of customization is to replace any string with another. If you, for example, wanted to expand any occurrence of “Dr.” to “Doctor” or from “vs” to “versus” that would be possible. (These are pretty mundane examples, but I’m sure you can imagine lots of possibilities for this feature.)
Anyway, I hope you check it out and find it useful. If so, let me know with a comment below. Thanks!