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Character Count for Post Content & Excerpt


Adds a very simple character counter next to word counter for the content and a character counter for the excerpt. Works with both visual and text content editors.


  • the added fields


  1. Upload contents of to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


Simple, Easy, Character Count Plugin!

This plugin is easy to install and simple to use. The word count shows up at the bottom of the text box in all new posts and pages! Thank You so much for a GREAT plugin 🙂

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Contributors & Developers

“Character Count for Post Content & Excerpt” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.





  • first public release