Spell checker has disappeared

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  • #3306304

    windwhistle
    Member

    I’m still using classic WordPress with classic editor. After composing my post for today, I discovered that the spell checker gone. Surely that’s not something WP did intentionally, is it? Spell checkers are pretty basic in any writing situation. Please fix this.

    The blog I need help with is piedtype.com.

    #3306347

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @windwhistle, the feature we were using for spell checking is no longer being maintained, so we’ve removed it from our editor. For what it’s worth though, most modern browsers and operating systems now include their own spell checkers, so you can use those if you’d like.

    #3306372

    windwhistle
    Member

    I’ll try that, but haven’t noticed that Chrome spell checks what I compose within WordPress. (I know many people compose their posts outside of WP, but I think that’s an unnecessary extra step.) Frankly I don’t know why WP wouldn’t continue to support its own spell checking, but in any case, thanks for your prompt response.

    #3308852

    lulu13
    Member

    It is very unfortunate that the spell checker has disappeared because I work in English (on Chrome) but write my blog in French, so I no longer have the French spell checker I had through WP, so I no longer have any spell checker for my blog! Extremely disappointing!

    #3308924

    supernovia
    Staff

    Thanks for that feedback. @lulu13 if it helps, Chrome does let you set up multiple “people” — you could set one to French for writing.

    #3308928

    windwhistle
    Member

    I installed Grammarly as a Chrome extension and it seems to work well for everything.

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