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WordPress spell check plug-in

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Dear all

We are using WordPress 4.0.1 and we'd like to spell check WP_Editor generated text areas.

Does anyone have a recommendation for the best plug-in to use?

BTW - we've found found several that work with standard WP text areas - but not ones generated using the WP_Editor function.

Cheers
Ed
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Edwin Hoffer earned 400 total points
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Hello Ted,

You should try: https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-spellcheck/screenshots/

It support spell checking in Visual Editor.

Thanks
Edwin.
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Hi Edwin

Thanks for your reply. We have tried TinyMCE, however we are using the WP_Editor function in custom post types and although the spell check button is visible, when it is clicked nothing happens.

Any ideas why this is or an alternative plug-in we could try?

Thanks
Ed
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After installing the plugin, for proof reading you have to click on the ABC Check button

Check below image for help:

proof-read
Thanks
Edwin
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by:TedMorey
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Hi Edwin

That's what I mentioned in my previous post - the button works fine for the standard WordPress editor but not for text areas generated by WP_Editor function in custom post types. The button appears (like in your screen shot) but nothing happens when we click it.

Cheers
Ed
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But its working fine for me:

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You can also try installing Jetpack.  One of the included modules is spelling and grammar checking of content in the Editor.
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Hi Jason - we had considered installing Jetpack but that installs a lot of other stuff that we don't really want / need.

BTW - we found that by enabling + hiding a standard WP text area as well as our function generated version - that the TinyMCE spell checker worked - so that's what we've gone with!
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Jetpack does install a lot of stuff but you can now enable/disable each thing in it.
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