Simple jQuery Textarea Characters Limit Plugin - Stop Verbosity

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Simple jQuery Textarea Characters Limit Plugin - Stop Verbosity

Stop Verbosity is a simple jQuery plugin that displays and limits the maximum length of the textarea where the user is inserting text.

How to use it:

1. Inlcude jQuery javascript library and jQuery Stop Verbosity Plugin on the web page

<script src="jquery-1.10.2.min.js"></script>
<script src="stopVerbosity.js" language="javascript"></script>

2. Create the html for the textarea

<textarea class="restrict" cols="100" rows="10"></textarea>

3. Call the plugin with options

$(document).ready(function () {
limit: 5,
indicatorId: "my-indicator"

4. Default options

limit: 300,
indicatorPosition: 'after',
indicatorId: 'countdown-indicator',
indicatorElementType: 'p',
indicatorPhrase: ['Used', '[countup]', 'of', '[limit]', 'characters.',
  '[countdown]', 'characters remaining.', 'The maximum is', '[limit]',
  'characters.', '</br>', 'Permits multiple counts up:', '[countup]',
  'and counts down:', '[countdown]', '.', 'This indicator is customizable.'
existingIndicator: '',
generateIndicator: true,
showIndicator: true,
useNativeMaxlength: true

Change log:

v1.14.0 (2014-04-09)

  • add text truncation, refactor for errors and keys, update jasmine-jquery

v1.13.3 (2013-10-19)

  • Fix grammar and css
  • demo page, add features and refactor
  • Add IE9 support

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