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Is there a Confluence add-on for word counts?

I often need to get word and character counts for the content I'm writing in Confluence. Is there an add-on that does this?

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Hi @Moriah Scoble,

Unfortunately, there is no such add-on for word count, neither is it natively available in Confluence. Here is a ticket for word count feature request, in case you wish to vote for it.

As a workaround, you may want to use a browser extension/add-on to count the no. of words as required. For example, Word Counter Plus for Chrome.

Hope this helps for now!



Thanks for the quick response. I see that your link took me to the ticket for Confluence Server. What's the easiest way to tell the Confluence Cloud team know I want this feature?

Bill Bailey Community Leader Nov 15, 2018

I just use the browser extension (also in Firefox). That way, I can highlight a section of text and get an answer. Otherwise you may be waiting years and years before Atlassian rolls it out (especially if there is a browser solution today).

@Bill Bailey lol on the years, I'm writing three years after this thread started. I decided to build a solution. I just added it to the marketplace, would appreciate your feedback, it's the first inline word count and character count for Confluence cloud - Easy Word Count for Confluence Cloud.

I built the Word Count+ app :)

It provides a hilariously absurd amount of details:

  • Word count (of course).
  • Character count with spaces.
  • Character count without spaces.
  • Sentence count.
  • Paragraph count.
  • Syllable count.
  • Monosyllable count.
  • Polysyllable (3+) count.
  • Average syllables per word.
  • Average characters per word.
  • Average words per sentence.
  • Unique word count + percentage.
  • Short & long word count + percentage.
  • Top 30 keywords with totals.

Hi @Moriah Scoble,

One of my colleagues built this app during the recent app week for confluence cloud, It is still barebones, but if you're interested we can help you build one on your own.



@Moriah Scoble I'm a writer as well and I had to leave Confluence and go to Google docs to do a word count and character could.

So I built a solution, it works pretty well and super fast so we put in on the Atlassian Marketplace, take a look Word Count for Confluence Cloud.

It's the first cloud inline word count for Confluence and character count for Confluence.

I know lots of admins are working on moves from sever to cloud and need to make sure offer functionality have in server.

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