After the Deadline for CKEditor - README

After the Deadline is an open source software service that checks spelling, style, and grammar. This package contains an AtD CKEditor Plugin and instructions on how to use AtD with CKEditor.


  1. Extract this archive into your ckeditor/plugins directory.
  2. You'll need to make up an API key. Ideally your application name followed by a string that is unique to this user is best. There is a performance benefit to using the same key for subsequent requests.
  3. Modify contents.css in your ckeditor/ directory and add the styles from atd.css to it.
  4. Modify config.js in your ckeditor/ directory (or where ever you're calling CKEditor from) to load the AtD plugin:
  5. As a final note, make sure your webpage is encoded in UTF-8 format. AJAX requests use the encoding of the parent website and AtD expects UTF-8. This is important as AtD supports accented characters and we're working to support more languages.

Using your own AtD Server

You can download the After the Deadline server from and serve your own requests. If you go this route, modify server/proxy.php to connect to your AtD host. All the other steps are the same.

Development Status

This plugin was developed as a proof-of-concept for the AtD core UI module. It lacks the polish of the other AtD plugins and needs a maintainer. Patches are very welcome.

Here is a list of things that need to be done:


A demo this extension is at:

Get Involved




Raphael Mudge

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