These awesome jQuery plugins that we have collected will allow you to count characters or words that you input into textareas, just like the way twitter monitors how many characters you have entered. Check them out! Enjoy!
1. Word Counter for Textarea
jQuery plugin to display word-count of Textarea. Please note that it is word count plugin not character counter.
Is a customizable jQuery plugin for a more the improved counting of the remaining characters, and resulting behaviors, of a text entry object, e.g. input textfield, textarea.
3. Word and character counter
This jQuery counter plug-in allows you to count characters or words, either up or down. You can set a goal for the counter to reach. Once the goal is reached, it will prevent the user from continuing to type.
4. jQuery Simply Countable
jQuery plugin that provides a character counter for any text input or textarea.
5. jQuery textCounting
jQuery plugin that counts the number of characters or ‘words’ (blocks of characters separated by one or more spaces) in a textarea every time a character is typed in the textarea, and will display either the number of words or characters in the textarea or how many words or characters can still be typed before reaching the set limit.
Is a simple jQuery character counter plugin that easily adds a counter to any input field. It works with both textareas and text fields.
7. Textarea Words, Characters counter, characters limitation plugin
This plugin allows you to set and limit user input by max characters within html textarea (it is only limited by characters other than words). It binds key-up, paste and drag events.
8. Char Counter
This plugin will limit the number of characters that can be typed into a text area or textbox.
9. Show Character Limit
Display interactive feedback about a text field or text area with character limit. Caller provides the element that contains the feedback (or it can be calculated dynamically from the text field’s id). Supports instrumenting multiple fields at once, per jQuery convention.
10. Custom Maxlength
This plugin makes it easy to apply a “maxlength” attribute to custom elements for example a textarea. It also gives you the possibility to add a nice character counter under the element that shows the user how many chars he/she has left before the maxlength is reached, and/or an alert message.