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How to Change Editor Background Color by Word Count in WordPress

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Do you want to write longer articles on your blog? Sometimes it can be hard without having any visual motivation. We found a solution that can help. In this article, we will show you how to change the editor background color in WordPress based on word count.

If you like to meet a certain word requirement, then you’d love this. Even though WordPress displays the word count at the bottom of the editor, it’s hardly noticeable.

One plugin author found an encouraging solution. It allows you to set your word count goals and automatically change the WordPress editor background color as you reach certain milestones.

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This is a great solution for multi-author WordPress blogs, individual writers, and students who use WordPress for their writing work.

Visual editor with background color based on word count

Let’s take a look at how you can set your editor background color to change based on word count.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Editor Color on Word Count plugin. Upon activation simply edit a post, and you will notice the plugin in action.

Note: Background colors only work with the visual editor, so if you are using text editor you will need to switch to Visual.

There are different colors for different word limits. The editor background color will change as you write more content. You can edit the predefined word count goals and colors by visiting Settings » Editor Colors.

Editor Color Settings

The plugin comes with a default set of colors for five word count goals. You can change the word count limit or change its color by clicking on the color wheel icon. You can also remove a color setting by clicking on the close button next to it.

If you want to add additional goal benchmarks, then simply click on the Add Color button. Next you need to define a word count and color. Once you are done, click on the save changes button to store your settings.

We hope this article helped you change editor background color by word count. You may also want to check this guide on how to add custom styles to WordPress visual editor.

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