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Simple to install Spell Checker?

  • I’ve been searching plugin after plugin site and can’t seem to find one that I can get to work. Anyone know of a good spell checker for WP? Thanks.

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  • ColdForged Spelling checker – Works a charm 🙂 Works on my 2.0 but as his note says, apparently not on others.

    The above one was the one I tried. However, when I actually run the spell checker from my WP admin it trys to use that /usr/bin file and gets an error.

    Why not forget about it and just use a personal spellcheck facility in a word processor or your favourite text editor?

    Why not forget about it and just use a personal spellcheck facility in a word processor or your favourite text editor?

    No, because that’s one of the main culprits for having problems with your blog’s, or your blog’s theme, alot of the time it puts in extra un-needed codes, and of course..the output of it all in your blog..screws up the “theme” and or whatever..

    If you want to use something after using a processor or MSWORD, use NotePad2 to make sure there is no un-needed crap codes.
    http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html

    Someone else might give a better description though hehe.

    spencerp

    “No, because that’s one of the main culprits for having problems with your blog’s, or your blog’s theme, alot of the time it puts in extra un-needed codes, and of course..the output of it all in your blog..screws up the “theme” and or whatever..”

    This is not true for content editing, certainly in WP admin anyway. And I assume that’s what ibold is talking about here because you’d never want to spell-check your templates, right?. If you create content in (say) MS Word, it doesn’t matter how you mark it up (bold, italic, whatever) because when you copy your content from MS Word (CTRL+A, Ctrl+C) and the paste it into WP (Ctrl+V), all you get is plain text, which is precisely what you want.

    So, go right ahead and create your content in MS Word and when you’re finished, just copy into WP.

    Personally, I don’t bother with MS Word though. I have used Notetab as a text editor for a long time now and it has a number of spell-checkers available.

    If you create content in (say) MS Word, it doesn’t matter how you mark it up (bold, italic, whatever) because when you copy your content from MS Word (CTRL+A, Ctrl+C) and the paste it into WP (Ctrl+V), all you get is plain text, which is precisely what you want.

    Careful there… if you, by gum, change a font in word, game over amigo. That bold statement is suddenly in error.

    “Careful there… if you, by gum, change a font in word, game over amigo. That bold statement is suddenly in error”

    Not true. There is no preserved markup of any type when you use the clipboard to copy and paste, unless your target software is aware of MS Word markup.

    I can only speak of WP1.5 and I’m assuming WP2 is the same.

    Gum? What gum?

    Alas, WP2 with the new-fangled WYSIWYG (aka tinymce) editor is NOT the same as WP1.5.

    Gum? Hubba Bubba, baby.

    pizdin_dim, I was basically saying this, because numerous of posts have been posted here lately.. and MOST were inregards to unclosed FONT tags, DIVS and such, and previously, there was alot of posts about ppls blog’s being screwed up, just because they used something like MSWord, before posting it into the Write Post block.

    But please remember though too, that not ALL the people here are “knowledged” at our “level’s” on how to do something specifically.. I’m like you too though, I don’t ever use anything to write an article, I just write the post in the “write post” box. (And seldomly adding special characters.) =)

    But either way, I’m just trying to throw out some pointers and stuff.. Do what ya want..it’s not my blog lol! But, I’m sure they’ll be more threads regarding this issue sooner or later..

    spencerp

    However though, I still have numerous of posts to edit though, because I had used PLOG before WP and had to manually add them all. And of course, it added alot of crap codes to it then.. I just didn’t get around to fixing them all yet sigh.

    Handysolo,

    I see what you mean about TinyMCE “understanding” MS Word markup. My apologies for not clarifying the WP version initially.

    From what I can see on their website, that is one hell of a bloated editor. I guess it must have some benefits for newbies but it seems like an overkill when all you have to do is memorise a few simple Markdown codes.

    BTW: I get 67,300 results. Any clues?

    Yeha in 2.0.2 all of the HTML markup that appears in word carries over in WP. This sucks. It also happens when you copy and paste test from other sources. When you have writers writing and they don’t know about HTML it takes hours to remove all of the HTML and reformat the text. I posted a comment under “Clear formatting in WYSIWYG editor” and I too was told to use notepad. So the solution to format and spell check is to copy into word, spell check, then copy into notepad, and then into wordpress…NO WAY.

    A quick fix is to use Google Toolbar becuase it will spell check everything on the open page. But the HTML is still and issue.

    eSnips has figured out a way that you cna copy and paste text into their WYSIWYG editor and it clears that but then allows you to apply HTML to it and give a WYSIWYG.

    There has to be a solution.

    There has to be a solution.

    Well, not really sure I should be sharing this, but [cough] there is a spellchecker added as of now to the version of WordPress 2.1 Alpha1. I just haven’t tried him yet though, too busy working on themes and stuff lmao!!

    Screen Shot of it.. the toggle thing with ABC

    spencerp

    Well, there a few things added to that part of the Control Panel, but can’t think of them all right now lol.. AND, not that this alpha will be released as a Beta anytime soon, as far as I know, it’s still in the “testing” stage, finding and fixing stuff. I dunno..I just can’t wait until the actual release though hehe.

    @spencerp

    The TinyMCE has been upgraded in SVN and does include a spell check function, I dont know when it will be ‘released’ though.

    With some work (and not too much risk) you could pull a copy from SVN and update the /tinymce/ folder

    http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2598

    http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/3664

    apidevlab, thanks for your reply. =) Yeah, I usually keep downloading SVN copies after so many files have been updated and what not. I don’t usually just download a “latest” if just one file was fixed. =P

    I’ll usually wait until like 5 to 10 or more are fixed. Then I upload the fixed files over existing ones lol. Anyway, thanks for posting that, I’ll have to try it then lol. (Bookmarking this thread for future reference purposes.)

    spencerp

    thanks for your help i’ll keep my eye out for updates

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