How To Add Jquery To Html

jQuery is a fast and lightweight JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversal, event handling, and animation. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of adding jQuery to your HTML project step by step.

Step 1: Download jQuery Library

First, you need to download the latest version of the jQuery library. You can download it from the official website There are two versions available: jQuery and jQuery minified. The minified version is a smaller file size and is recommended for production use. The uncompressed version is larger but contains additional comments and is more readable, making it better suited for development and debugging.

Step 2: Add the jQuery Library to Your Project

Once you have downloaded the jQuery library, you need to add it to your project. Copy the downloaded file into your project folder. It’s a good practice to create a folder named js or scripts to keep all JavaScript files organized.

Step 3: Include the jQuery Library in Your HTML File

To include the jQuery library in your HTML file, simply add a <script> tag with the src attribute pointing to the jQuery file you downloaded. You should place this script tag right before the closing </head> tag of your HTML file. Your HTML file should look like this:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <title>Your Project</title>
    <script src="js/jquery.min.js"></script>

Replace js/jquery.min.js with the path to your jQuery file if it’s different.

Step 4: Use jQuery in Your Project

Now that you have jQuery included in your HTML file, you can start using it in your project. To ensure that jQuery is fully loaded before executing any jQuery code, you should wrap your code in a $(document).ready() function, like this:

$(document).ready(function() {
    // Your jQuery code goes here

Place this script tag right before the closing </body> tag of your HTML file. You can now start using jQuery functions to manipulate your HTML elements, handle events, and create animations.

Alternative: Use a CDN

If you prefer not to download the jQuery library and host it yourself, you can use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to include the library in your project. Google and Microsoft both provide popular CDNs for jQuery. To use a CDN, simply replace the <script> tag in Step 3 with the following code:

<!-- Google CDN -->
<script src=""></script>

<!-- Microsoft CDN -->
<script src=""></script>

Choose one of the CDNs and add the script tag right before the closing </head> tag of your HTML file.


Adding jQuery to your HTML project is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. Once you have included the library, you can start using its powerful features to enhance your website’s user experience. Happy coding!