I’m used to having spell as you type provided by Firefox. It’s had it since Firefox 2.0- and because of that, I’ve never used the Spell Check built into WordPress.

Well, I’ve noticed that while Firefox’s spell check works fine in Gmail and on other websites, it’s not working in WordPress 2.5.1. I’m going to check it out on a few other machines, but on my MacBook running 10.5.3, I have to manually check spelling with the WordPress spell check when I’m posting.

This will take some getting used to.

If you are also having the same problem with Firefox 3 not spellchecking in WordPress- please leave a comment with your version of WordPress and your operating system. It will help me gather info for a bug report.


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  1. I’ve just discovered this problem and ended up here by googling it! Fingers crossed that WP will release an update that fixes this, it’s very frustrating!

  2. I’m having the exact same problem with Firefox 3.0 and WP 2.5.1. I agree hopefully it’ll be fixed soon. It’s quite annoying!

  3. although i’m not using wordpress, i am having a similar problem in gmail. in ff2 spell checked worked fine when composing messages in gmail, now in ff3 it highlights misspelled words but when i left-click there are no spelling suggestions (in fact, nothing happens when i left click on a misspelled word).

    intel 10.5.3
    firefox 3.0

    i’m guessing this might be a ff3 bug.

  4. Me too! Any update?

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