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Spelling Dictionary
Release status: unmaintained
Author(s) Ankita Shukla
Latest version 0.1.0
MediaWiki >= 1.29.0
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgwgSpellingDictionaryDatabase
  • spelladmin
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The SpellingDictionary extension is a collaborative dictionary that can be used for checking spellings of the words of different languages.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called SpellingDictionary in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/SpellingDictionary/SpellingDictionary.php";
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration parameters[edit]

User rights[edit]

This extension adds a new user right, spelladmin (which allows editing/deleting user-posted spellings).

By default, everyone, even anonymous users, can add spellings.

Only users in the spelladmin group can delete spellings.

See also[edit]