pspell_config_personal() should be used on a config before calling pspell_new_config(). The personal wordlist will be loaded and used in addition to the standard one after you call pspell_new_config(). If the file does not exist, it will be created. The file is also the file where pspell_save_wordlist() will save personal wordlist to. The file should be writable by whoever php runs as (e.g. nobody). Please, note that this function will not work unless you have pspell .11.2 and aspell .32.5 or later.