Simple Character, Word and Paragraph Counter Plugin For jQuery

Simple Character, Word and Paragraph Counter Plugin For jQuery
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Word Counter is a jQuery plugin that calculates the number of characters, words and paragraphs and instantly updates results to show how many strings were entered in a text field.

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How to use it:

1. Put jQuery Javascript library and the jQuery word counter plugin at the bottom of your web page.

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="word-counter.js"></script>

2. Create a text filed to accept user entered characters.

<textarea name="content"></textarea>

3. Create Html elements to output results.

<p><strong>Character Count:</strong> <span class="chars"></span></p>
<p><strong>Word Count:</strong> <span class="words"></span></p>
<p><strong>Paragraph Count:</strong> <span class="paras"></span></p>

4. Don't forget to wrap the textarea and other elements in a parent element with class of 'word-count'.

<div class="word-count">
  <textarea name="content"></textarea>
  <p><strong>Character Count:</strong> <span class="chars"></span></p>
  <p><strong>Word Count:</strong> <span class="words"></span></p>
  <p><strong>Paragraph Count:</strong> <span class="paras"></span></p>
</div>

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by thatdevgirl. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.