New WordPress Plugin Spell Checks Post Titles Before Publishing

Have you ever published a post in WordPress only to realize the title has a misspelled word? Sure, a quick edit will do the trick but wouldn’t it be nice if the misspelling was caught before the post went live? WordPress doesn’t spell check post titles but you can change that with a new plugin called Post Title Spell Check, developed by Robert Neu and Brady Vercher.

Post Title Spell Checking Plugin
Yep, It Works

It’s a simple plugin that adds a small bit of code to the WordPress title input field. Activating the plugin allows all post types which support the default WordPress title input field to be spell checked by modern browsers. There are no settings to configure as it’s a set and forget type of plugin.

How To Spell Check Post Titles Without Using A Plugin

If Firefox is your browser of choice, I found a great guide on Rhour.com that explains how to change a value in Firefox’s configuration file to spell check post titles. The downside to this technique is that it’s for Firefox only. The plugin on the other hand, enables post title spell checking across all modern browsers.

Is this something you’d like to see added to the core of WordPress or should it be left to web browsers to handle?

Who is Jeff Chandler


Jeff Chandler is a WordPress guy in the buckeye state. Contributing writer for WPTavern. Have been writing about WordPress since 2007. Host of the WordPress Weekly Podcast.

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