How To Get Current Year In Jquery

Getting the current year is a common task in web development, especially when dealing with copyright notices, date pickers, or any other elements that require the current year to be displayed or used. In this blog post, we will explore a simple and effective way to get the current year using jQuery.

The Solution

To get the current year in jQuery, we can use the Date() object, which provides us with various methods to work with dates and times. Here’s a small example:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        var currentYear = new Date().getFullYear();

In the example above, we use the getFullYear() method to get the current year, which returns a four-digit numeric value representing the year.

Displaying the Current Year in an HTML Element

Now that we know how to get the current year using jQuery, let’s display it in an HTML element. First, we’ll create a simple paragraph element with an ID of currentYear like this:

<p id="currentYear"></p>

Next, we’ll modify our jQuery code to set the text content of the paragraph element to the current year:

    $(document).ready(function() {
        var currentYear = new Date().getFullYear();

With this code, the current year will be displayed inside the paragraph element as soon as the page loads.


In this blog post, we learned how to get the current year using jQuery and the JavaScript Date() object. We also showed how to display the current year in an HTML element using jQuery. This method is simple, effective, and can be easily adapted to fit various use cases requiring the current year to be displayed or used in web applications.