Max Length


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MIT License Download vv1.0.0

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Max Length is an accessory that provides a small, unobtrusive indicator for how many characters an input type has left before reaching its maximum length.

Max Length

Max Length is an accessory add-on for ExpressionEngine that provides a small, unobtrusive indicator for how many characters an input type has left before reaching its maximum length.

Indicator examples

Max Length will augment all Text Input types and any other inputs with a maxlength attribute with this functionality. No setup. No configuration.

A note about support

While we have incentive to keep this project working because we use it frequently, we are not always available to provide support for the Max Length plugin. We therefore offer it to you, free of charge, but with no guarantee of support. Find something that’s not working? Or could be improved? By all means, fix it! Submit a pull request, and we’ll pull it into the project so everyone can benefit. But please, no hard feelings if we can’t help you when it’s not working. Go forth and Open Source.


  1. Copy the “system/expressionengine/third_party/maxlength” folder to ExpressionEngine’s third-party add-ons directory. (e.g. /system/expressionengine/third_party/)
  2. Copy the “themes/third_party/maxlength” folder to ExpressionEngine’s third- party themes directory. (e.g. /themes/third_party/maxlength/)
  3. Log into your ExpressionEngine control panel.
  4. Open the Accessories tab.
  5. Click “Install” by “Max Length”.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download v1.0.0 Sep 3, 2014

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This entry was created September 4, 2014, 9:20 am.
This entry was last updated April 20, 2016, 11:47 am.

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1 Review:

Madara 10.24.14

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This is amazing. Works as expected. Best thing is it does not depend on JQuery add on for EE (which does not available from developer). This is the only one worked. Thanks for doing this. I’m on EE 2.9.2.