Easy Character Counter Plugin For Text Fields - charcounter

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Easy Character Counter Plugin For Text Fields - charcounter

A simple yet highly customizable jQuery plugin which creates a live character counter to display the remaining/max number of characters allowed to type into your text field.

Key Features:

  • Supports both input field and textarea.
  • Based on the native maxlength attribute.
  • Auto disables typing when you reach the limit.
  • Lots of configuration options.

How to use it:

1. Place jQuery library and the jQuery charcounter plugin's script into your webpage when needed.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.1.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.charcounter.js"></script>

2. Use maxlength attribute to specify the maximum number of characters and the warnlength attribute to specify the warning limit.

<input type='text' class='charcounter-control' name='test' maxlength='140'  warnlength='120'>

3. Call the function and the plugin will take care of the rest.

  // options here

4. All configuration options with default values.

  normalClass: 'charcounter-success ',
  warningClass: 'charcounter-warning ',
  limitReachedClass: 'charcounter-danger ', 
  createDefaultClasses: true,
  placement: 'bottom',
  fontfamily: 'Tahoma',
  fontsize: '10px',
  fontbold: true,
  fontcolor: '#FFFFFF',
  separator: ' / ',
  ccDebug: false,
  changeBorderColor: false,
  warningBorderColorClass: 'charcounter-warning-border',
  errorBorderColorClass: 'charcounter-error-border',
  showLimitOrWarning: 'limit'

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by guillerg86. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.