How To Install Jquery

In this blog post, we’ll go through the process of installing jQuery, a popular JavaScript library that simplifies HTML document traversal, manipulation, event handling, and animation. With jQuery, you can write less and do more!

Step 1: Download jQuery

First, you need to download the jQuery library. You can download it from by clicking on the “Download” button. You’ll have the option to download either the compressed (minified) version or the uncompressed version:

  • Compressed (minified): This version has been compressed to reduce file size, making it faster to load on your website. However, it’s harder to read and understand.
  • Uncompressed: This version is more readable and easier to understand, but it has a larger file size which may affect loading times.

For most use cases, it’s recommended to use the compressed version for better performance.

Step 2: Include jQuery in Your Project

Once you’ve downloaded the jQuery file, you’ll need to include it in your project. There are two main ways to do this:

Option 1: Host jQuery Locally

You can host the jQuery file on your own server by adding it to your project folder. To include the local jQuery file in your HTML document, add the following line of code within the <head> section of your HTML file:

<script src="path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>

Replace “path/to/” with the actual path to the downloaded jQuery file in your project folder.

Option 2: Use a CDN (Content Delivery Network)

Alternatively, you can use a CDN to include jQuery in your project. A CDN is a network of servers that host and distribute files across the globe, making it faster and more reliable for users to load these files. Here’s how to use a CDN to include jQuery:

Within the <head> section of your HTML file, add the following line of code:

<script src=""></script>

This particular CDN link points to the latest minified version of jQuery (version 3.6.0 at the time of writing). You can find other versions and link options on the jQuery CDN page.

Step 3: Verify jQuery Installation

To verify that jQuery has been installed correctly, you can create a simple script that will display an alert when the page is loaded. Add the following code within the <script> tag after the jQuery inclusion:

  $(document).ready(function() {
    alert("jQuery is working!");

If everything is set up correctly, you should see an alert saying “jQuery is working!” when you load your HTML page.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully installed jQuery in your project. You can now start using jQuery to simplify and enhance your web development projects. Happy coding!