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@tailwindcss/line-clamp

A plugin that provides utilities for visually truncating text after a fixed number of lines.

Installation

Install the plugin from npm:

# Using npm
npm install @tailwindcss/line-clamp

Using Yarn

yarn add @tailwindcss/line-clamp

Then add the plugin to your

tailwind.config.js
file:
// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    // ...
  },
  plugins: [
    require('@tailwindcss/line-clamp'),
    // ...
  ],
}

Usage

Use the

line-clamp-{n}
utilities to specify how many lines of text should be visible before truncating::

Et molestiae hic earum repellat aliquid est doloribus delectus. Enim illum odio porro ut omnis dolor debitis natus. Voluptas possimus deserunt sit delectus est saepe nihil. Qui voluptate possimus et quia. Eligendi voluptas voluptas dolor cum. Rerum est quos quos id ut molestiae fugit.

To remove any line-clamping, use

line-clamp-none
:

Et molestiae hic earum repellat aliquid est doloribus delectus. Enim illum odio porro ut omnis dolor debitis natus. Voluptas possimus deserunt sit delectus est saepe nihil. Qui voluptate possimus et quia. Eligendi voluptas voluptas dolor cum. Rerum est quos quos id ut molestiae fugit.

Note that the

line-clamp-{n}
set other properties like
display
and
overflow
in addition to
-webkit-line-clamp
which are not unset by
line-clamp-none
, so depending on what you are trying to achieve you may need to explicitly override those properties with utilities like
flex
or
overflow-visible
as well.

Utilities are for clamping text up to 6 lines are generated by default:

| Class | CSS | | --- | --- | |

line-clamp-1
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 1;
| |
line-clamp-2
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 2;
| |
line-clamp-3
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 3;
| |
line-clamp-4
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 4;
| |
line-clamp-5
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 5;
| |
line-clamp-6
|
overflow: hidden;

display: -webkit-box;

-webkit-box-orient: vertical;

-webkit-line-clamp: 6;
| |
line-clamp-none
|
-webkit-line-clamp: unset;
|

Configuration

You can configure which values and variants are generated by this plugin under the

lineClamp
key in your
tailwind.config.js
file:
// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      lineClamp: {
        7: '7',
        8: '8',
        9: '9',
        10: '10',
      }
    }
  },
  variants: {
    lineClamp: ['responsive', 'hover']
  }
}

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