When it comes to spellchecking your content in WordPress you are out of luck unless you use a plugin or browser extension. WordPress does not come with any type spell check capability by default. Luckily you have a couple options to add the ability. See them below.
Option 1 – Use the WP Spell Check Plugin
WP Spell Check is a free WordPress plugin available through the WordPress plugin respiratory. It’s very simple to install and you can use it without messing with any settings. Below is what you will see when you create a new blog post and have activated the WP Spell Check plugin.
WP Spell Check does not automatically check your spelling and grammar as you type like many popular word processor apps do. Instead when you are ready to check your content you must click on the red Spell Check and/or the green Grammar Check buttons. Any problems will then be highlighted for you to correct.
Option 2 – Use the Grammarly Extension
Grammarly is an app that helps correct spelling, grammar, style, and tone mistakes in your writing. It is not a WordPress plugin but a browser extension that works with the Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge internet browsers. This means it not only works in WordPress but on everywhere you create content on the internet, including email and social media sites.
Below is a screenshot showing how it works with WordPress in both the classic editor and Gutenberg editor.
I like the Grammarly extension best because it’s nonintrusive and checks your content as you type it. No extra step is needed. Plus you get the added bonus of using it elsewhere on the internet too.
I like the Grammarly extension best because it’s nonintrusive and checks your content as you type it. Not extra step is needed. Plus you get the added bonus of using it elsewhere on the internet too.
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