jQuery Plugin To Make Any DOM Element Editable - Editable.js

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jQuery Plugin To Make Any DOM Element Editable - Editable.js

editable is a jQuery plugin that turns an Html DOM element into a textarea so you can quickly edit the text/source code inside the container.

How to use it:

1. Load the jQuery library and the jQuery editable.js script in the web page.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.1.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/jquery.editable.js"></script>

2. Call the plugin on the element to make it editable.

$(document).ready(function () {

3. The CSS to highlight the editable area.

.editable:hover {
  background-color: rgb(232, 232, 232);
  transition: background-color 0.3s ease-out;
  cursor: pointer;

4. The CSS for the editable controls.

.editable-controls { position: relative; }

.editable-controls textarea {
  box-sizing: border-box;
  border: 1px dashed black;
  padding: 0;
  margin: 0;

.editable-controls button {
  position: absolute;
  bottom: -20px;
  background-color: black;
  border: none;
  border-radius: 3px;
  color: white;
  z-index: 10;

.editable-controls .editable-ok { left: 0; }

.editable-controls .editable-cancel { left: 35px; }

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