WordPress Spell Checker No Longer Maintained
Today when I wrote a new post, I couldn’t find the spell checker button anymore. This made me wonder. Is this a new attempt at wordpress.com to get us to use Gutenberg? But this thought was a bit hasty, because when I disabled the classic editor script, I realized there is also no spell check button in the Gutenberg editor. Then I asked Google and found a forum post about the disappeared spell checker button. The answer of the support is…
…the feature we were using for spell checking is no longer being maintained, so we’ve removed it from our editor. For what it’s worth though, most modern browsers and operating systems now include their own spell checkers, so you can use those if you’d like.
I think everyone is aware of different spell check options, but let’s be honest… this is a feature that should definitely be on-board of a blogging platform. Stopping to support this feature really shows how they lost connection to their community. There is no other conclusion except that this is yet again another downgrade we need to live with. I actually preferred it the way that I checked my posts for spell errors after the writing, and not during the writing. So, I might need to get used to the alternative with the spell check of my browser. Anyway, it really shows that wordpress.com is declining fast when it’s about features.