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Word count with double-byte character


Existing word count of post content on admin page does not support double-byte character such as Korean, Japanese and Chinese. The fix would process the input string byte by byte so every single double-byte character would be counted toward a word count, while the count of word composite of single bytes won’t be affected.


  1. Unzip
  2. Upload the folder doublebyte-wordcount to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to the post content and the word count below the content should work now.

Contributors & Developers

“Word count with double-byte character” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • First release.