MD Character Count



3rd Party (Free)

62 downloads (last 90 days)

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 1.x
  • ExpressionEngine 2


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


Add-On Type(s)



Show character counts below textareas and text inputs in the control panel. DISCONTINUED.

This can be handy when you need to let the editors know exactly how much room they have for their copy.

Development on this add-on has been DISCONTINUED. It is no longer supported or updated.

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. cp_css_end
  2. cp_js_end
  3. publish_form_channel_preferences

This entry was created March 12, 2009, 4:03 am.
This entry was last updated January 23, 2017, 6:00 pm.

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7 Reviews:

Jolle 02.05.14

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This feature should be standard in EE, and when they finally get to it: this is exactly how it should be implemented. Very nicely made indeed!

Rick Lecoat 11.18.13

Rick Lecoat
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This is a great add on, the only thing it needs is compatibility with the Grid field type. I am employing Grid more an more frequently, especially on pages where I am also using the Single Entry add-on, and I’d love to be able to give the user a character count on those fields too.

Loughlin 11.01.13

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Great extension to stop daft clients pasting or typing in crazy amounts of text that destroy tight layouts.  Highly recommended.

Brett Burwell 11.10.11

Brett Burwell
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Dead simple and works beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

VosSavant 11.07.11

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So glad this is finally available for EE 2. A client-friendly way to prevent content from munging a carefully planned layout.

Steven Grant 09.08.11

Steven Grant
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so happy this is available for EE2 now :-)

Ryan Battles 09.23.10

Ryan Battles
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A simple addon that really improves the usability of the back-end.