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Character Limit Indicator

  • The character limit is a great feature, but unfortunately the user is given no indication in regards to how many characters he/she’s got left.

    This character counter should be added below the textfield or something so the user can finetune the text based on the character limit.

    It shouldn’t be much of a hassle to implement this and would make the feature much more userfriendly!

    Thanks.

  • ACF do not offer the option to see how many characters he/she’s got left but you can do this through jquery, create a file example.js on your theme folder and then link it to your backend, get the ID of the field and done.

    http://www.scriptiny.com/2012/09/jquery-input-textarea-limiter/

  • I’m already aware how I can solve this, but it would be nice if it was added to the plugin as it’s a feature that makes it much better for the users.

    • Craig

    • August 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    +1 for this feature, a colour coded counter would be awesome

  • This won’t help everyone but I recently created a plugin that will do this. It will only work for ACF5. https://github.com/Hube2/acf-input-counter

    • Beee

    • September 13, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    thanks @chrisriis for starting this topic. exactly what I as looking for.

    thanks @hube2 for the plugin. I created a pull request for it. I quickly made your plain strings translatable.

    • John

    • February 24, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Thanks for this, @hube2!! πŸ˜‰

  • Would love this feature too. Bump!

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