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MD Character Count

Add a customizable character count to CP publish form fields in the ExpressionEngine control panel. (Textareas, text inputs and MD Markitup fields)


Developed by Ryan Masuga, Benjamin Kohl ::

Inspired by Andrew Weaver’s Character Count extension.

Docs: MD Character Count
EE Extension Info:

Also see the related forum thread at the EE Forums.


2.0 (Sep 7, 2011)

  • Updated for EE2
  • Cleaned up directory structure

1.0.5 (Mar 01, 2010)

  • Remove .gitignore
  • Update settings for MSM sites

1.0.4 (Nov 14, 2008)

  • File cleanup


  • Text format string fix


  • Adding Markitup support, add setting for text format, CP jQuery check


  • Updated field group input box to display current number settings
  • Update field dropdown box to correctly show current settings as selected.
  • Updated hard/soft entry jquery extension to display true or false values.
  • Set to only output required fields in dynamic build of jquery strings.


  • Initial release.
  • MSM Aware
  • Works With LG Addon Updater
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