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Axis title plugin for Chartist.js

This plugin allows the creation and placement of axis titles. The plugin will throw an error if it is applied to a chart that contains no axes, such as a Pie chart.

In order to use it, you will need to include the excellent charting library Chartist.js in your page.


Install using npm:

npm install chartist-plugin-axistitle

Available options and their defaults

var defaultOptions = {
  // The title to be displayed on the axis. If at least one axis title is not supplied then an error is thrown.
  // This can also be passed a function to enable simple updating of the title if your chart data changes.
  axisTitle: "",

  // One or more class names to be added to the axis title.
  // Multiple class names should be separated by a space.
  // This can also be passed a function to enable simple updating of the classes if your chart data changes.
  axisClass: "ct-axis-title",

  // How much to offset the title by.
  // Please note, x and y offset values for axisY are flipped due to the rotation of the axisY title by 90 degrees.
  // Therefore changing the x value moves up/down the chart, while changing y moves left/right.
  offset: { x: 0, y: 0 },

  // Defines the anchoring of the title text. Possible values are 'start', 'end' and 'middle'.
  textAnchor: "middle",

  // Whether to flip the direction of the text. Note - This can only be used on axis Y.
  flipTitle: false

Sample usage

var chart = new Chartist.Line(
    labels: [
    series: [[1, 3, 7, 12, 1, 2, 1, 0]]
    chartPadding: {
      top: 20,
      right: 0,
      bottom: 20,
      left: 0
    axisY: {
      onlyInteger: true
    plugins: [
        axisX: {
          axisTitle: "Time (mins)",
          axisClass: "ct-axis-title",
          offset: {
            x: 0,
            y: 50
          textAnchor: "middle"
        axisY: {
          axisTitle: "Goals",
          axisClass: "ct-axis-title",
          offset: {
            x: 0,
            y: -1
          flipTitle: false


Install using npm install then run/edit the example.html file to see the plugin in action.


Use npm run build to build a minimised version.


Plugin for Chartist.js allowing you to add a title to an axis.




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