Not so hot-on-the-heals of my 2021 post in enabling spell checking in VS Code, I was frustrated that I needed to know how many words were in a Markdown file today. Fortunately there’s a plugin for that.

As before, manual installation is easy:

  1. Open VS Code
  2. Press Cmd+Shift+X (Ctrl+Shift+X on Windows) to open the extensions pane
  3. Type ms-vscode.wordcount (to find the Microsoft offical plugin) hit enter
  4. Click Install
  5. Wait for it to install
  6. Close Extension page

I still need to work on porting over my other settings and managing (i.e. automating) the configuration on all my machines.