What Is Character Counter?
Character counter is a useful online UI tool that calculates the number of characters that have been entered in a text field and displays the remaining number of characters allowed to be entered.
Typically used in Textarea and/Or Input Field element that limits the number of characters and shows characters used and remaining.
The Best Character Counter Plugin
Originally Published Nov 19 2019, updated Apr 6 2021
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jQuery Character Counter Plugins:
Bootstrap Maxlength is a beautiful jQuery plugin that displays character counter attached to the input field and limit the maximum length as user input, using Twitter Bootstrap and html5 maxlength attribute.
limitText.js is a small jQuery plugin that limits the number of characters allowed in your text fields and automatically creates counters to display how many characters remaining.
In this tutorial we're going to create a twitter-like text box that displays the remaining characters count as well as limiting the max length of input text.
Word Counter is a minimal jQuery script that adds a simple inline word and character counter to your textarea element.
SMS Counter is a simple-to-use jQuery character counter plugin especially created for SMS text messages.
A jQuery plugin that adds live-updating character and line counters to your textarea, as well as limiting the max number of characters and lines to be entered with a progress bar.
A text counter plugin that displays the number of words or characters have been typed or the remaining characters allowed to be typed in the input field or textarea.