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Truncates HTML/Text after the specified number of characters.

This plugin is used for limiting text to a specified length. Much like the Character Limiter-Plugin that comes with ExpressionEngine.

The difference is, that TruncHTML is HTML-aware, so you can use it to shorten HTML-formatted text and keep the markup without being afraid of breaking it.

Unlike the standard limiter-plugins it does not count characters that belong to HTML-tags and does not cut-off in the middle of tags.

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This entry was created October 2, 2008, 2:49 pm.
This entry was last updated June 25, 2013, 4:49 pm.

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9 Reviews:

Fat Free Interactive 01.03.14

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I always use this when I need content excerpts. Well done!

jfrye-autouplinktech 03.14.13

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Add a feature to truncate a specified number of text lines and I would use this.

MetaSushi 07.18.12

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It just works.

OwanH 11.12.11

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It’s a shame that I did not remember this add-on before rolling my own plugin to purify/filter HTML/Text input. This add-on really should be native to EE!

Chris Arnold 09.26.11

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This should be native to EE. It just makes sense.

Bix 11.19.10

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This should have been a 1st Party EE plugin from the start. But since it isn’t, good thing there is TruncHTML.

Establish 11.09.10

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Perfect! Was struggling with Word Limiter and Character Limiter when dealing with HTML. Now it’s very simple thanks to TrucHTML. Inline parameters are great.

kellypacker 09.02.10

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I too struggled with the limits of Word Limiter. The ending and inline parameters are handy flexible.

prosol 06.30.10

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Switched to this add-on after using word-limiter. Word Limiter was stripping the ending HTML tag from my custom field. TrucHTML doesn’t and worked perfectly.