Wordometer: A New Plugin

Published on February 28, 2007 at 7:11 AM EST
In the Announcements category.

A new item on the menu—try it for breakfast today!


I’ve put together a new plugin called Wordometer. Wordometer is used within Movable Type’s Admin interface, on the Edit Entry page. It will count the number of words in your Entry Body, Extended Entry, Excerpt, and Keywords fields, and the number of tags in your Tags field. The word count will update as you type.

I developed this plugin because sometimes I like to have a lead-in to an article. Typically, I want the lead-in to be short—around 50-75 words. It’s easy to judge how many words there are by how much space they take up… until I start to add some HTML: including links and abbreviations with titles can take up quite a bit of space and make it more difficult to judge. The word count eliminates any guessing!

Enjoy Wordometer!