Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· micjamking

Succinct: A tiny jQuery plugin for truncating multiple lines of text

Succinct shortens your text to a specified size, and then adds an ellipsis to the end. Simple and to the point.

Live Demo:


Specify the elements that you would like to truncate as a selector, and then set the size parameter to the amount you would like to see. For example, if you would like to truncate all elements with a specific class, ie. <p class="truncate"> to 120 characters...

            size: 120

By default, the plugin truncates text to 240 characters.


  • * Succinct is < 0.5kb minified
  • You'll need a copy of jQuery to run this plugin
  • If you have any suggestions, comments, or creative insults for my code, add an issue or fork the repo.

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