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Text Snipper


This plugin allows you to specify in the settings page a CSS class, and then looks for any elements that contain it and trims the text down so that it does not overflow its container’s height. This is for vertical trimming of multi-line text, and also works if the element has direct children.


Once you install and activate the plugin, there will be a new tab for it under the “settings” admin menu. Go to this page, and enter the name of the CSS class you are using in your HTML to specifiy which elements should be truncated. Click save, and that’s it!


Copyright 2016 Jordan Carter

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  1. Download from plugins repository
  2. Activate plugin


  • What if my HTML class has children?

Currently, the plugin handles direct children, as well as elements with no children. Just provide the HTML class of the parent element, and the plugin will do the rest!


16 di Març dal 2017
Hi, good plugin, but need an option to setting how many lines or words or character I wanna cut. Thanks.
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1.0 – 18/Dec/2016

  • Fixed issues with handling direct children of the element with the specified HTML class.