10 Best Text Highlighting Plugins In JavaScript

by jQueryScript,

A text highlighting plugin enables you to highlight characters, words, terms, sentences, or event paragraphs within any content.

This can be useful in highlighting search keywords in search results, marking up emphasized text within paragraphs, or marking text in the notes using different colors.

In this post, we're going to introduce you 10 best free jQuery and Vanilla JavaScript text highlighting plugins that make it simple to highlight part of your text block on the client side. Feel free to download and use them in your next project.

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Text Highlighting Plugins

jQuery Plugin To Highlight Searched Text In A Certain Container - highlight.js

Just another text highlighting plugin that highlights matched text/words with custom styles in a specific container. useful in your search result page to highlight user searched terms.

jQuery Plugin To Highlight Searched Text In A Certain Container - highlight.js

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Based Text Highlighter For Textarea

Textarea Highlighter is a jQuery plugin used to highlight the matched text in your textarea with custom CSS styles.

jQuery Based Text Highlighter For Textarea

[Demo] [Download]


Versatile Keyword Highlighting Plugin For jQuery - mark.js

mark.js is a jQuery plugin that allows to highlight/mark searched text within a specific container.

Versatile Keyword Highlighting Plugin For jQuery - mark.js

[Demo] [Download]


Search Keyword Highlighting Plugin With jQuery - Highlite

Highlite is a really small jQuery text highlighting plugin which enables you to live search and highlight text found in a specific container.

Search Keyword Highlighting Plugin With jQuery - Highlite

[Demo] [Download]


Progressively Highlight Text Within An Article - jQuery Marker Animation

A jQuery plugin for creating marker animations that progressively highlight specified text when they become visible within the viewport.

Progressively Highlight Text Within An Article - jQuery Marker Animation

[Demo] [Download]


Fast Word Highlighting Plugin - jQuery.Highlight.js

Highlight.js is a small, customizable, performant text highlighter that applies custom styles and HTML tags to matched strings or words inside a specific container.

Fast Word Highlighting Plugin - jQuery.Highlight.js

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Text Highlighting Libraries

Highlighting Text In Textarea – highlight-ta.js

A pure JavaScript library that allows to apply different CSS styles on specific characters within your textarea element using RegExp.

Highlighting Text In Textarea – highlight-ta.js

[Demo] [Download]


Easy JavaScript Plugin For Word Highlighting In The Document – mark.js

A lightweight and easy-to-use JavaScript library used for highlighting specified words/strings/phrases in the selected element. Good for search keyword highlighting in your search result page.

Easy JavaScript Plugin For Word Highlighting In The Document – mark.js

[Demo] [Download]


Progressive Text Highlighting Effect With Pure JavaScript – lumin

A small, zero-dependency JavaScript library used to progressively highlight text within a specific container.

Progressive Text Highlighting Effect With Pure JavaScript – lumin

[Demo] [Download]


Highlight And Replace Text In JavaScript – HR.js

A lightweight, Pure JavaScript library that enables you to highlight and replace specified character(s) within your text.

Highlight And Replace Text In JavaScript – HR.js

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to highlight text within the document? Check out the jQuery Text Highlighting and JavaScript Highlight sections.