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.
Originally Published Oct 08 2020, updated Mar 16 2023
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Best jQuery Text Highlighting Plugins
mark.js is a jQuery plugin that allows to highlight/mark searched text within a specific container.
A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin which allows you to highlight text inside of <textarea> element using Regex or Array.
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.
A very small jQuery plugin which allows you to highlight specified words, sentences, terms with CSS3 powered animations.
A jQuery plugin for creating marker animations that progressively highlight specified text when they become visible within the viewport.
Best Vanilla JS Text Highlighting Libraries
A pure JS web highlighter that makes it possible to highlight any content selection on the web.
A responsive text highlighter plugin that makes it possible to highlight specific text within a textarea element.