I'm following the support article https://support.wix.com/en/article/creating-an-expandable-text-box-with-a-show-more-link-using-wix-code
However, despite copying and pasting the code (amending it to use the name of the text box i have placed on my page see below)
// how many characters to include in the shortened version const shortTextLength = 40; // read the full text and store it in the fullText variable fullText = $w("#myTextElement").text; // // grab the number of characters defined in shortTextLength and store them in the shortText shortText = fullText.substr(0, shortTextLength) + "..."; // set the contents of the text element to be the short text $w("#myTextElement").text = shortTextLength;
When I select Preview as instructed I get the error message :
Wix code SDK error: The text parameter that is passed to the text method cannot be set to the value 50. It must be of type string.
Whatever I do I cannot stop this error, even if i hardcode the value in the substr function call I still get the same error.
I can stop the error occuring by quoting the value of shortTextLength but then no text is displayed.
Is this a problem as it is new functionality or am i missing something very simple?