How To Button Click In Jquery

jQuery is a fast, lightweight, and feature-rich JavaScript library that makes it easy to handle HTML documents, events, animations, and Ajax interactions. In this tutorial, we will learn how to handle button click events using jQuery.


Before following this tutorial, make sure you have the following:

  • An understanding of HTML and JavaScript
  • jQuery library included in your project

Step 1: Create an HTML Button

First, let’s create a simple HTML button that we will use for this tutorial:

<button id="myButton">Click me!</button>

This is a simple button with an id attribute set to “myButton”. We will use this id to reference the button in our jQuery code.

Step 2: Create a jQuery Button Click Event

In jQuery, we can handle button click events using the .click() method. Here’s an example of how to use this method:

$(“#myButton”).click(function() {
alert(“Button clicked!”);

In this example, we first select the button element with the id=”myButton” using the $(“#myButton”) selector. Then, we call the .click() method and pass a function as its argument. This function will be executed when the button is clicked, and in this case, it will display an alert box with the message “Button clicked!”.

Step 3: Wrap the jQuery Code in a Document Ready Function

It’s important to ensure that your jQuery code runs after the HTML document has fully loaded. To do this, wrap your code in a jQuery $(document).ready() function:

$(document).ready(function() {
$(“#myButton”).click(function() {
alert(“Button clicked!”);

Now our jQuery code will only run after the HTML document is fully loaded, ensuring that the button click event is properly attached to the button element.


In this tutorial, we learned how to handle button click events in jQuery using the .click() method. By following these steps, you can easily create interactive and responsive web pages using jQuery.