WordPress ‘After the Deadline’ Proofreading technology needs an update – can’t add words to user dictionary

I’m relatively new to WordPress, used it for a few projects but don’t generally author content in its online editor. I’ve been wondering for a while how to set the dictionary language to Canadian English and how to add words to a user dictionary, both things that are standard since forever with any decent editor. I finally got around to checking the WordPress online help for proofreading and it turns out you can’t do either:

Can I add words to the dictionary?
No, but you can add phrases to an ignore list so they don’t show up as errors.

Do you differentiate between American, British, and Canadian English?
Not yet. For now, American, British, and Canadian variations of words are in our dictionary.

WordPress has so many great features it is really hard to understand why they haven’t bothered to add these two features. Here is a shout out to the community, is there a solution?

Presenting at the Microsoft Federal SharePoint User Group in Ottawa on Tue, Sept 24 at 5pm

Come out to hear me present at the Microsoft Federal SharePoint User Group in Ottawa this coming Tuesday, September 24 at 5pm on the topic of “Cloud-based development for SharePoint / .NET using CloudShare and Team Foundation Service.”

Cloud-based platform and software environments are a hot topic these days. Why bother hosting, managing and licensing VMs and software for your development projects and test labs when the VMs are often only required for a few months or a year. Explore the possibilities with CloudShare for your SharePoint 2013 development environment and tools and Team Foundation Service for your source control and ALM infrastructure. We will examine the types of environments and virtual machine templates available and how to create your own custom templates. We will demonstrate how to spin up, configure and manage a SharePoint 2013 development virtual machine, and how to collaborate in a team environment, both with active collaborators who fully control the SharePoint VM and more passive collaborators who are sent their own private snapshot of the SharePoint VM.

The presentation will take place at the Microsoft Canada office in Ottawa at 100 Queen Street, Suite 500. Refreshments and pizza will be provided.

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