How To Innerhtml In Jquery

When it comes to working with HTML elements and their content, jQuery provides a simple and effective way to manipulate them. One of the most common operations performed on elements is changing the content inside the element. In plain JavaScript, you would use the innerHTML property to do this. In this blog post, we will explore how to achieve the same functionality using jQuery.

Setting Content Using html() Method

In jQuery, the html() method is used to set or get the HTML content of an element. It works similarly to the innerHTML property in JavaScript.

Here’s a general syntax for using the html() method:


Let’s break down the syntax:

  • $(selector): This is the jQuery selector used to target the element(s) whose content you want to manipulate.
  • html(content): This is the method to set the HTML content of the selected element(s). The content parameter is optional. If it is provided, the method sets the content, otherwise, it retrieves the content of the element.


Setting Content

Suppose we have the following HTML structure:

<div id="myDiv">Hello World!</div>

We can use jQuery to set the content of the div element with the following code:

$("#myDiv").html("<h1>Welcome to the Blog</h1>");

This will change the content of the div to:

<div id="myDiv"><h1>Welcome to the Blog</h1></div>

Retrieving Content

To retrieve the HTML content of an element, call the html() method without passing any parameters:

var content = $("#myDiv").html();

This will store the content of the div element in the variable content.


As you can see, jQuery makes it extremely easy to work with HTML content using the html() method. This provides a clean, simple alternative to using the innerHTML property in plain JavaScript. Now you can confidently set, update, and retrieve HTML content in your web projects using jQuery!