Add A Character Count To Text Field - Simple Text Counter

Add A Character Count To Text Field - Simple Text Counter
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A Simple Text Counter jQuery plugin that adds a customizable character count calculator to text boxes like textarea and input field.

Can be used to calculate and count the number of characters that have been typed in a text field, and prevent typing when the maximum limit is exceeded.

How to use it:

1. Download and import the jquery-simple-txt-counter.js in the document.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/jquery-simple-txt-counter.js"></script>

2. Call the function simpleTxtCounter on the text box and specify the maximum number of characters allowed.

<textarea>
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</textarea>

<input type="text" />
$('input, textarea').simpleTxtCounter({
  maxLength: 140,
});

3. Define the count text.

$('input, textarea').simpleTxtCounter({
  maxLength: 140,
  countText: 'Max',
});

4. Customize the HTML template of the character counter.

$('input, textarea').simpleTxtCounter({
  maxLength: 140,
  countElem: '<div class="form-text"></div>',
});

5. Determine whether to allow linebreak in the text box. Default: true.

$('input, textarea').simpleTxtCounter({
  maxLength: 140,
  lineBreak: false,
});

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