@wordpress/wordcount Edit

WordPress word count utility.

Installation Installation

Install the module

npm install @wordpress/wordcount --save

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# count

Count some words.


import { count } from '@wordpress/wordcount';
const numberOfWords = count( 'Words to count', 'words', {} )


  • text string: The text being processed
  • type WPWordCountStrategy: The type of count. Accepts ‘words’, ‘characters_excluding_spaces’, or ‘characters_including_spaces’.
  • userSettings WPWordCountUserSettings: Custom settings object.


  • number: The word or character count.

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