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Word count in blog app post template not updating as I type

For the new template attribute count = "words", should this update as I type? I'm seeing a word total when I edit a blog post, and it updates when I save the post, but the total does not change as I type.

I have this in my post.html template

<perch:blog id="postDescHTML" type="textarea" editor="redactor" html="true" label="Post" size="xxl autowidth" order="5" count="words" />

Just tried the same with count = "chars" on the above and it's the same (no live updating). Yet, this textarea in the same template works just fine:

<perch:blog id="excerpt" type="textarea" label="Excerpt" order="6" suppress="true" size="m autowidth" count="chars/words" />
Clive Walker

Clive Walker 22 points

  • 6 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

You're using Redactor, so the content doesn't go into the textarea as you type, only when you save.

The value of the count attribute should be chars OR words not both.

OK re redactor

Yes, know about chars OR words, I put both in there to illustrate that I'd done both.