jQuery Simple Character Count To Text Field Plugin


jQuery Simple Text Counter is a jQuery plug-in that adds a customizable character count calculator to text boxes such as textarea and input field. It can be used to count and count the number of characters typed into a text field, preventing typing when the limit is exceeded.

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How to make use of it:

1. Download and import the jquery-simple-txt-counter.js within the doc.

<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 field and specify the utmost variety of characters allowed.


<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 or not to permit linebreak within the text field.

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


afterundefinedselector to after inserting the counter element
maxLengthundefinedMaximum size (maxlength attribute is used if it exists)
countTextundefinedPre text before counter
countElem<div/>Counter element
lineBreaktrueIf false, it does not allow line breakage

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