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Spell check in WordPress 2.0 with WYSIWYG (17 posts)

  1. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was wondering if anyone had upgraded WordPress to 2.0 and possibly had a spell check plugin that was working.

    And also happened to be using a spell check plugin that miraculously doesn't use Aspell. Anybody?

  2. YellowSwordfish
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you are using Firefox as your browser I thoroughly recommend the Spellbound extension.

  3. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would but a client wants it "built in."

    I'm willing to pay for one that works in WP 1.5 or WP 2.0 with a wysiwyg editor.

    What about that new Ajax spell checker? Doesn't it use aspell?

  4. error
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    A spell checker that doesn't use aspell? Just how much are you offering, and when do you want it? And what did you want it to use instead of aspell?

  5. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    More info: has to work in IE and Firefox.

  6. error
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have a spell check plugin which doesn't use aspell, has lots of Ajax goodness, and will probably be easy enough to make work with WP 2.0's WYSIWYG interface. (It currently doesn't.) It's BSD licensed. Contact me if you're interested. :)

  7. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I will get back to you.

  8. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi again, I've messed around with Ajax spell checker some and it works great except doesn't work in IE. Wondering how yours is different?

    http://exotic4.nipne.ro/~iacobs/work/wordpress-plugins/ajax-spell-checker/

  9. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Error: Would you like to email me? Use http://www.tornadodesign.com/contact

  10. ctingom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wondered if anybody else was interested in this project?

  11. rajkp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm interested in this as well. I made a wysiwyg plugin that supports spell checking using Speller Pages and ieSpell, but people have been having problems setting up the server to use aspell (for Speller Pages).

    Being able to use an ajax spell checker would make things much easier.

  12. rajkp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If anyone is still interested in this topic, you can try the phpSpell hack for my WYSIWYG plugin. phpSpell is a MySQL/PHP only plugin, so no aspell needed.

    Alternatively, you could find a way to incorporate Jacuba, though your client may not be interested, since Jacuba does spell checking via their server.

  13. thicke
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Whatever you do, don't use the Google Bar spell checker.

    If you want to see what it does to a post being edited with the WYSIWYG interface take a look here:

    http://www.wildtangents.net/2006/02/04/how-to-get-spellbound-spell-checker-working-with-firefox-1501/

  14. TerranceDC
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I haven't found anything that works yet.

    I've been using the Xhina Here! plugin for Firefox to do my writing/editing. It doesn't have a spellcheck either, so once I go back to WordPress (with the WYSIWYG editor turned off) I have to use the Google toolbar for spellcheck. It works fine if the WordPress WYSIWYG is turned off.

    But that's adding an extra step to the whole process.

    I'm probably going to go back to using ecto as my blog editor, and just use the WordPress interface for updating my theme, adding links, and other admin-related tasks. Yeah, I <i>could</i> just use the quicktags or do the coding myself but I'd rather not even <i>see</i> code when I'm tryin gto write or edit.

  15. petit
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thicke: Yes, the spell checker in the Google bar is very good, but not for the Rich text editors. It incorporates spelling suggestions and other niceties in your post.
    And it also locks up the post sometime, so you can't publish. Naughty behaviour indeed. I'd like to use the Rich editor, but I'm also in real need for spell checking.

    A good thing is that it's working here ( I hope :)

  16. rajkp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    EditorMonkey offers 3 spell-checking options: client-side (ieSpell/SpellBound), server-side (SpellerPages aspell), and 3rd-party (Jacuba). All of these have been integrated into the editor.

    It should be fairly easy to copy over these features to Xinha or the normal WordPress 2.0+ install. For the latter, copy the jacuba and/or spellerpages plugins from the editormonkey/tinymce/plugins directory. You'll need to add these to the tiny_mce_gzip.php file in the wp-includes directory of your WordPress install.

  17. buscoblog
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been using the Google Toolbar spell check with no issues. I am using WP 2.0.1 and IE6 SP1. Just remember to turn it off before saving the post.

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