Easy to make work in FF version 13 Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

This add-on has not been updated since September 2008 in spite of numerous requests (pleas!) from users. The work around is to update the install.rdf file for each Firefox update (now v. 13.0). This is necessary as the Add-on Compatibility Reporter no longer allows use of incompatible add-ons. However, another add-on restores this feature so that incompatible add-ons can be used at the discretion of the user.

"Disable Add-on Compatibility Checks" v. 1.3 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/checkcompatibility/) reinstates the extensions Check Compatibility preference without respect to the current application version. It saves the user from having to change/update each install.rdf file following each Firefox update. It works to restore functionality of Word Count Plus and other disabled add-ons. However, with Word Count Plus, the Add-on bar must be open to show the word count. Of course, as with other workarounds, you need to check the resulting output, and your mileage may vary.

Still can be made to work in version 13 of FF Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Word Count Plus has remained one of my most useful and frequently used Firefox extensions (nee add-ins) since FF 3.

This morning I once again updated the install.rdf file in my precious copy of wordcountplus-1.3.0.xpi to make it compatible with version 13.0.1 of Firefox.

The funny / non-funny part is how many Firefox users continue to update their Word Count Plus XPI package and its install.rdf file in lieu of any more contemporary version of the extension.

(For more complex word counting needs, I paste text into GVIM and use G CTRL+g to provide a detailed word count in GVIM's status line…)

Simple alternative is a WordCount JavaScript bookmark Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

The developer has not updated Word Count Plus for a long time so it does not work with Firefox 4 / 5 / 6 etc.
The workaround by Meryl will allow WCP to be installed (as would installing Compatibility Reporter) but the problem is there are serious flaws in it which have not been addressed. For example, the icon was designed to be installed in the Status Bar as it was in 2008 but the Status Bar is now included with the Add-on Bar. This somehow causes the options popup to display with a transparent background and while it works it is really a mess.

For the time-being try this alternative Javascript Bookmark. It is really simple and works brilliantly in Firefox 6.
Go to http://get-business-online.com/blog/internet-marketing/word-count-for-firefox/
Drag the WordCount link to your Bookmarks and you are done.
Select your text and click the link. Displays the number of words and characters.

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Invalid with 3.6.20+, but here's a fix Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

Well, I finally upgraded Firefox since 3.x had security issues. Of course, that meant losing Word Count Plus. You can make it work with your current version by going in the install.rdf file, not the extensions.rdf file. "maxVersion" is in that file. You can change it to 7. Now where the file is located depends on your profile. Usually that's under Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profile ID]\extensions\[extension number]. I can't tell you the profile ID. As for extension number, you can find that in extensions.rdf which appears under \extensions. Look for wordcount and you'll see a long number. That's the extension number.

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49,248 users are waiting for an upgrade and many times that number are waiting to be able to install it on their latest FF.

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Please update Word Count Plus!!! Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Please, please, PLEASE, update this add-on!
When it was compatible, I used it every single day, multiple times per day as I am a blogger and needed to have a specific word count per blog post.
Now that it's no longer compatible, I am having to use different tools on my pc or different websites to get the word count, and it's a serious pain in the butt when I used to be able to just right click and get the count.
Please update this add-on, it's so incredibly useful to so many people.

Thank you!

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It's still working Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Don't worry. This addon is still working since Ffx 3.5 through 6.0, 7.0 and now in Fox 8.0.
I use it without any trouble. Just push the max. version in the rdf File to the number you need
or set it to "*" if you are not afraid of future versions :) .

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This was my fave add-on pre Firefox 4. I miss it every day. I would love to see it updated.

Please update! Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

This plugin is so helpful integrated into Firefox. I will donate, please update!

I'LL GIVE YOU MONEY IF YOU UPDATE!!! Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

As an editor, I would gladly pay cash money for an add-on as simple and useful as this! Please update for Firefox 4.0.1 so that I can give you my money!

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Will be good to add feature for counting number of total characters instead of words, and selectable mode (with spaces or without spaces). Before I use "Character Counter" extension, but at now it is deleted.

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It's working fine in 3.6.7 with the Add-on Compatibility Reporter installed and the extension.check.Compatibility pref disabled (set to false)

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This addon is great but I am still waiting for it to be available for ff3.6*. Is it possible to provide it for ff3.6 from your homepage as I understand it takes much longer to provide for mozilla addons.
Request: would like it to be easier to remove the word count. Instead of rightclicking and then choosing "Reset Counts to zero" which is 2 bothersome clicks, I would like to reset to 0 with just a single click or double click on the statusbar icon. With this additional feature and compatibility of ff3.6 then this addon deserves 5 stars rating. Thankyou !

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please update it to 3.6 or 3.7. Nice addon does what it says very neatly.

Not completely happy Bewertet mit 2 von 5 Sternen

I like this add-on, but I am encountering a big glitch.

I use Word Count in copy editing online articles. When I open a link within the article I'm editing and then close it and return to the original article that had Word Count active, Word Count disappears.

I will report this bug to Support, but wondered if anyone else has had this problem.

Simple and solid. Bewertet mit 5 von 5 Sternen

Very nice. Perfect for what I need. Character count would not do anything for me, so I wouldn't that feature added if it caused a problem with the simplicity it has now. Maybe character count feature would work if the user could toggle between word and character functions. Would many people need both at the same time.

I don't get the 'Copy Format' options however. 'Text Before Count' - What does that do or mean?

I would kind of prefer the selected word count and total word count to always display, rather than having to 'Shift, Click', though I don't mind too much.

Needs Character Count Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

It needs character count which is more important than word count.

Great add-on but could use more char. count features Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

This is a really useful add-on but I have a suggestion for a new feature. Wouldn't it be handy if you could see the remaining characters as you are typing to a field that has a character limit? Cf. Youtube's commenting system.

I just recently came across a form that had character limits but I only found out about this when I hit "send." I had to manually check the number of characters every time I edited the text fields to fit within the limits, and that is really annoying.

Great add-on but could use more char. count features Bewertet mit 4 von 5 Sternen

This is a really useful add-on but I have a suggestion for a new feature. Wouldn't it be handy if you could see the remaining characters as you are typing to a field that has a character limit? Cf. Youtube's commenting system.

I just recently came across a form that had character limits but I only found out about this when I hit "send." I had to manually check the number of characters every time I edited the text fields to fit within the limits, and that is really annoying.

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The character count should be displayed in the statusbar by default, not the word count. On the internet it is more often needed to count the characters when you want to submit text that has a character limit. It's annoying having to hover with the mouse just to see the character count.