Most browsers will only allow copying of text from a visible input box or textarea

Text area example for wordpress (jQuery)

This example overwrites the textarea value in case user has altered it

  <input id="MyElement1" type="textarea" onclick=";  value="The text I want copied" >
  <a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="CopyToClipboard('MyElement1', 'The text I want copied');" >Copy to clipboard</a>

      function CopyToClipboard(InputElementId, RequiredText) {
        document.getElementById(InputElementId).value = RequiredText;
        var copyText = document.getElementById(InputElementId);;
        copyText.setSelectionRange(0, 99999); /* For mobile devices */
        alert("Copied to your clipboard");
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