Simple Character Counter For Text Fields - jQuery input-char-count.js

Simple Character Counter For Text Fields - jQuery input-char-count.js
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input-char-count.js is a tiny jQuery character counter & character limit plugin for text fields (input field and textarea) that work with the native input maxlength attribute.

How to use it:

1. The plugin uses Bootstrap for the basic styling. Include the jquery-input-char-count-bootstrap3.min.css after Bootstrap's stylesheet:

<link href="bootstrap.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
<link href="jquery-input-char-count-bootstrap3.min.css" rel="stylesheet">

2. Include jQuery library and the minified version of the input-char-count.js at the bottom of the web page.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.2.1.slim.min.js" 
        integrity="sha384-KJ3o2DKtIkvYIK3UENzmM7KCkRr/rE9/Qpg6aAZGJwFDMVNA/GpGFF93hXpG5KkN" 
        crossorigin="anonymous">
</script>
<script src="jquery-input-char-count.js"></script>

3. To create a basic character counter, just add the CSS class input-char-count to the target text fields and done.

<input type="text" class="form-control input-char-count">

<textarea class="form-control input-char-count"></textarea>

4. Limit the max number of characters allowed to be entered using the native maxlength attribute as these.

<input type="text" class="form-control input-char-count" maxlength="140">

<textarea class="form-control input-char-count" maxlength="200"></textarea>

5. To disable the max display:

<input type="text" 
       class="form-control input-char-count" 
       maxlength="140"
       data-input-char-count-enable-max="false">

<textarea class="form-control input-char-count" 
          maxlength="200"
          data-input-char-count-enable-max="false">
</textarea>

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