Using WordPress’ Spellcheck function

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    vandeurz, you write

    “delete a zillion spellcheck-tags from the Code section of your textfield”

    I don’t understand at all. I have tried to make that happen in my posts but it can’t be done?


    Google’s spell check can’t do it and WP’s spell check can’t do it. What did you do?



    Use Firefox 2.0 – it has a spellchecker installed and you can install further dictionaries if you need them. I have US English, British English and Canadian English. Set the spellchecker to check as you type. Always have the ‘Spellcheck this field’ enabled.



    I always get the thing telling me I’m wrong when I’m not. I assume it’s trying to get me to use American spelling. Colour me annoyed.



    “And there is no way that spell checker can write tags in your post. That is just not possible.”

    Yes, it did. I was speechless. Words red and green indicated and underlined. Even the cursor hand appeared when hovering over those marked words. Not just in the text editor field; in the post as it appeared on the front page of my weblog.
    Unfortunately I can’t show you, in a kind of panic I opened ‘Code’ and started to detele all the spellchecker tags.

    I’ll try it once more and place a link here if I succeed. I don’t expect it will happen, however, it may have been a freak accident.

    Anyway, I’m still puzzled by the ‘too many suspicious words’ phenomenon. Anyone for an explanation?




    Look at the text at the bottom of the post, underneath the row of paintings.

    And this is a spellchecker tag (with a few spaces added):

    < span style=”border: 0pt none ; margin: 0pt; padding: 0pt; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0pt 50%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; font-family: serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; font-size: 100%; line-height: normal; position: static; text-align: left; text-indent: 0pt; text-transform: none; color: red; text-decoration: underline; cursor: pointer” >


    I’ve tried everything I can think of to reproduce what you have in the post you referenced, and nothing I do with the spellchecker in Safari, Firefox (mac and windows) or IE7 will produce what you have in that post. I’ve tried the spellchecker on four different draft posts and in none of them was the code shown in your post, or anything similar, inserted into the post.

    I even copied the text in your post out and inserted it into a test post and still could not reproduce the problem.

    My guess is that it was a fluke. A bizarre, probably one-time bug of some sort.




    A fluke; THREE times in a row?
    For a test I made a new post, spellchecked, ticked ‘Spelling Control’ off, whereupon the grey field and the red & green markings disappeared. But the saved post nevertheless showed all the markings.
    Whatever bug bugs me, it’s clear that I cannot use the Google spell checker…



    Sorry for hijacking your post…


    I’m on Mac and I’ve never used the Google spell checker since both Firefox and Safari have spellchecking built in and are quick and quite robust. My remarks were for the built-in WordPress spellchecker.



    So we are back to the basic problem, Google busts, but our wordpress checkers also fail to work…
    Well – nudge nudge, wink wink – aren’t we at the right place, then!


    This is unexplainable. Search can’t find anything like it. What can I say? If Google’s toolbar is in your way your could delete it.



    It is adviced to upload pre-typed texts from a layout-clean note block, and not type into the text editor directly, but sometimes it’s there where you want to add a few last minute lines, or change a whole paragraph. It would mean that you have to transfer the new text back to a Word doc, spellcheck it, bring it over to a notepad for a cleanup on hidden script nasties and hoist it from there back on line into the text editor. That’s not practical. So an on line checker comes in handy. The wordpress checker has the nasty habit of losing it’s tick-off on ‘English’ and the Language marking in Mozilla Extra also seem to have a mind of its own, otherwise there’s nothing wrong with the tool. So indeed, Google goes out.

    And now I’ll hand this topic back to rjohn…



    Try this, ctrl+n I think.

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