Word Count plugin

The Word Count plugin adds the functionality for counting words to the TinyMCE editor by placing a counter on the right edge of the status bar. Clicking Word Count in the status bar switches between counting words and characters. A dialog box with both word and character counts can be opened using the menu item situated in the Tools drop-down, or the toolbar button.

Basic setup

tinymce.init({
  selector: 'textarea',  // change this value according to your HTML
  plugins: 'wordcount',
  toolbar: 'wordcount'
});

Toolbar buttons

The Word Count plugin provides the following toolbar buttons:

Toolbar button identifier Description

wordcount

Opens a word count dialog showing word and character counts.

These toolbar buttons can be added to the editor using:

The Word Count plugin provides the following menu items:

Menu item identifier Default Menu Location Description

wordcount

Tools

Opens a word count dialog showing word and character counts.

These menu items can be added to the editor using:

Commands

The Word Count plugin provides the following TinyMCE command.

Command Description

mceWordCount

Opens the Word Count summary dialog.

Example
tinymce.activeEditor.execCommand('mceWordCount');

API

The Word Count plugin exposes an API for retrieving the word and character count of either the whole document or the current editor selection. Following is an example of how to retrieve each property.

Example: Using the wordcount plugin APIs

const wordcount = tinymce.activeEditor.plugins.wordcount;

console.log(wordcount.body.getWordCount());
console.log(wordcount.body.getCharacterCount());
console.log(wordcount.body.getCharacterCountWithoutSpaces());

console.log(wordcount.selection.getWordCount());
console.log(wordcount.selection.getCharacterCount());
console.log(wordcount.selection.getCharacterCountWithoutSpaces());