Are you using Question2Answer and Want your users to see how many words they have typed? Then you are at the right place.

These steps are only applicable if you are using CKEditor as on your website. If not these steps does not help you. If you are using CKEditor, keep following the steps, else post a question here. Someone would jump to help.

If you are not a programmer, the manual steps are not recommended. I have made this plugin for you, scroll directly to the bottom of this post for the download link.

1. Download the WordCount Plugin from CKEditor site

First of all you need to download word count add-on from CK Editor website. Click this link to download the plugin. If this link does not work, you can directly download from this link. Once you download the plugin, extract the plugin.

This would look somewhat like this.

2. Install the plugins to your Editor

Once you download and extract, copy the extracted folder under /qa-plugin/wysiwyg-editor/ckeditor/plugins path

3. Configure the Editor

Once you have placed the plugins, open up this file — qa-plugin/wysiwyg-editor/ckeditor/config.js
And then place below line of code, right after this line –> CKEDITOR.editorConfig = function( config ) {

It should look something like this —

Well done….

Now you have successfully activated the word count in your CK Editor.. And now if you open your editor to ask or answer a question then it would look like this –

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