Shorten Long Text With Ellipsis - jQuery Dotify

Shorten Long Text With Ellipsis - jQuery Dotify
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Dotify is a jQuery based text shortener that limits your long text to a specified number of characters and automatically appends an ellipsis at the end of the text.

How to use it:

1. Place jQuery JavaScript library and the jQuery dotify plugin right before the </body> tag.

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" 
        integrity="sha384-nvAa0+6Qg9clwYCGGPpDQLVpLNn0fRaROjHqs13t4Ggj3Ez50XnGQqc/r8MhnRDZ" 
        crossorigin="anonymous">
</script>
<script src="jquery.dotify.js"></script>

2. Call the function on the target text you want to shorten.

<p class="demo">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.</p>
$(function(){

  $('.my-paragraph').dotify();

});

3. Specify the maximum number of characters. Default: 20.

$(function(){

  $('.my-paragraph').dotify({
    max: 30
  });

});

4. The required CSS to hide the overflowing text.

.dotify-extra-content {
  display: none;
}

5. Specify the character displayed at the end of the truncated text. Default: ...

$(function(){

  $('.my-paragraph').dotify({
    dotCharacters = 'Read More ...';
  });

});

6. Apply your own styles to the ellipsis character.

.dotify-dots {
  /*
    Stylize your dots with this class
  */
}

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