Minimalist jQuery Text Truncation Plugin - Curtail

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Minimalist jQuery Text Truncation Plugin - Curtail

Curtail is an ultra-light (less than 1kb) jQuery plugin which adds the text truncation and read more/less functionalities to your long text block.


  • Truncates long text by characters.
  • Custom ellipsis.
  • Allows to toggle hidden text with read more / read less links.

How to use it:

1. Wrap your text along with a toggle link into a container.

<div class="demo">
  <p>Your Text Here</p>
  <a href="#">Read More</a>

2. Place jQuery library and the jQuery Curtail's script in the webpage where needed.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="jQuery.curtail.js"></script>

3. Call the function on the wrapping element and specify how many number of characters to be shown.

  limit: 140

4. Customize the ellipsis character.

  limit: 140,
  ellipsis: '...'

5. Enable the 'toggle' mode and define the text labels.

  limit: 140,
  toggle: true,
  text: ['show less', 'show more']

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by arnolds. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.