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Spelling Checker for Wordpress

Spelling checker for Wordpress

When I published my very first post on a WordPress blog a few years ago, It looks grammatically correct and no spelling error.

If you previously used blogger as a blogging platform like me before migrating to Wordpress, you may perhaps observe that the Wordpress editor where you write your post has no default spelling checker.

I searched the Internet for a spelling checker for Wordpress that does not require a Wordpress plugin. One Site I read suggested the Google chrome extension After The Deadline. But it simply does not work for me.

A plugin named Jetpack has a spell-checking capability which I need but it is a very big plugin. As one site described it, it is very big and bloated. It is 7 Mb zipped and 22 Mb once expanded on disk.

I want to stick to the well-established rule in the blogging world with respect to plugins that less is more.

Some blog I read even suggested to have just 3 to 5 plugins excluding the caching plugin.

I had just posted my first blog post and I already have 10 active plugins. Make that 11 if I will be successful in finding a good spelling checker. Since I can not find a good browser extension that will do the job. I decided to look for a spelling checker for Wordpress plugin.

After a thorough search, I have decided to install the Jetpack plugin. It is like installing 20+ plugins in just one installation because it comes with 20+ features. But the beauty of this plugin is that you can opt to deactivate those features you do not need.

I always keep in mind the advice of a more experienced blogger. Install only those you need, but it seems impossible for me to keep my plugins to just 3 to 5.

When I installed the Jetpack plugin, I was required to have a WordPress.com account. You need a wordpress.com to be able to install the Jetpack plugin.

 Once installed, just choose the spelling checker and activate it.

Update: 
As of Jetpack version 7.3, the Proofreading module (Spelling Checker) is no longer included in Jetpack. I found a browser extension called Grammarly in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It is a good spelling and grammar checker.

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Ibrahim

Uplandblogger is a blog that come to grips with issues touching the lives of Egyptians in Egypt and abroad.

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