Ultimate TinyMCE
[resolved] Where is spell check? (5 posts)

  1. terricomp
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have been adding pages to my client's website, and noticing that several of her descriptions have spelling errors or no spaces between words. I was surprised, because I thought the spell checker would catch these. I went in to manually do a spell check--and discovered, to my dismay, that there is NO spell check button available in Ultimate Tiny MCE! Am I missing something? I just updated to the latest version. Cannot see it anywhere in the list. Help much appreciated.


  2. Josh
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The spellchecker function of tinymce is included in the core, not as a button. That is why words which are misspelled will have a 'red underline'.

    You can right-click on a red, underlined, misspelled word, and you will get a popup of suggestions.

    There is no "magic button" to fix all spelling errors.

    Is this what you mean?

  3. PaulARLowe
    Posted 2 years ago #

    re: Ultimate TinyMCE 4.9.1 for WordPress.
    I have just installed the plug-in and I am very impressed. However, I'm not getting the red line under mispelled words as describbed above.
    I have deactivated my previous version of TinyMCE SpellCheck 1.0. Is there a setting that I have overlooked? Should I uninstall my old versions of TinyMCE and start again?

    Thank you.
    Paul Lowe

  4. Josh
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll be looking into this today.

    Please post back in 24 hours if you have not heard from me, as a reminder.

    Thank you!

  5. Josh
    Moderator and Editor Customizer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay... this post is kind of reference for myself... but feel free to comment.

    1. Google shut down their Spell checking API (www.google.com/tbproxy/spell) on July 9th 2013.

    2. As such Spell Check feature was never part of core WordPress, it relied on APIs from Google. Since Google has removed APIs for the same, WordPress has removed the Spell Check feature.

    3. Suitable workarounds are; TinyMCE SpellCheck plugin, TinyMCE spellchecker addon, Google pspell.

    Will post back more on this soon.

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