Word count

TinyMCE ::: tinymce_wordcount
Maintained by Picture of Tony ButlerTony Butler, Picture of Ruslan KabalinRuslan Kabalin
This plugin prints a word count in the bottom right-hand corner of your TinyMCE editor which updates as you type.

Word count 2.5.0

Moodle 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Released: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 5:19 PM
This file is part of Moodle - http://moodle.org/

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TinyMCE wordcount plugin for Moodle

A Moodle sub-plugin to override the word counting rules in the standard TinyMCE
wordcount plugin to make them consistent with Moodle's own word count function.


Installing from the Git repository (recommended if you installed Moodle from

Follow the instructions at
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ cd lib/editor/tinymce/plugins/
$ git clone https://github.com/tonyjbutler/moodle-tinymce_wordcount.git
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ echo /lib/editor/tinymce/plugins/wordcount/ >> .git/info/exclude

Installing from a zip archive downloaded from

1. Download and unzip the appropriate release for your version of Moodle.
2. Place the extracted "wordcount" folder in your
"/lib/editor/tinymce/plugins/" subdirectory.

Whichever method you use to get the plugin code in place, the final step is to
visit your Site Administration > Notifications page in a browser to invoke the
installation script and make the necessary database changes.

Updating Moodle

If you installed Moodle and the TinyMCE wordcount plugin from Git you can run
the following commands to update both (see
$ cd /path/to/your/moodle/
$ git pull
$ cd lib/editor/tinymce/plugins/wordcount/
$ git pull

If you installed from a zip archive you will need to repeat the installation
procedure using the appropriate zip file downloaded from
https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversions.php?plugin=tinymce_wordcount for your
new Moodle version.

Version information

Version build number
Version release name
Stable version
MD5 Sum
Supported software
Moodle 2.5, Moodle 2.6, Moodle 2.7, Moodle 2.8, Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2, Moodle 3.3, Moodle 3.4, Moodle 3.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.5
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.6
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.7
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.8
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.3
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.4
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.5

Version control information

Version control system (VCS)
VCS repository URL
VCS branch

Default installation instructions for plugins of the type TinyMCE

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myeditor") in the "lib/editor/tinymce/plugins" subdirectory.
  4. Visit http://yoursite.com/admin to finish the installation