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jQuery highlightText

Simple Text Highlighting via Unobtrusive JavaScript

The jQuery Text Highlight Plugin can be used if you want to highlight query words in the User Interface.


  • highlightText(text, options): returns each element which contains a text node that matches text

Supported properties

The highlightText function accepts the following options:

  • cssClass: the CSS class name to be added to the span that acts like a container for the matched text (defaults to mark)
  • ignoreCase: turn on/off case-insensitive mode (defaults to true)

Example use

Check out the demo.html page.


Copyright © 2013 Kjel Delaey, released under the MIT license.