How To Use Jquery In Js File

jQuery is a popular JavaScript library that simplifies DOM manipulation and event handling, making it easier for developers to work with HTML documents in a more efficient and user-friendly way. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to use jQuery in a JS file to make your web development experience smoother and more enjoyable.

Step 1: Add jQuery to Your Project

Before you can start using jQuery in your JS file, you need to include the library in your project. You can either download the library from the jQuery website or use a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to include it. We’ll use the Google CDN in this example. Add the following line of code to your HTML file, preferably in the head section:

<script src=""></script>

Step 2: Create a JS File and Link It to Your HTML File

Create a new JS file, for example, ‘script.js’ and link it to your HTML file by adding the following line of code to your HTML head section, after the jQuery library:

<script src="script.js"></script>

Step 3: Start Using jQuery in Your JS File

Now that you’ve added the jQuery library and linked your JS file to the HTML file, you can start using jQuery in your script. One of the most common tasks in jQuery is selecting elements from the DOM. To do this, use the $ sign and pass the element’s CSS selector as an argument:

    // Selecting an element with the ID 'example'
    var exampleElement = $('#example');

Once you have selected an element, you can perform various actions on it, such as changing its text or hiding it:

    // Changing the text of the selected element
    exampleElement.text('Hello, World!');

    // Hiding the selected element

Step 4: Use jQuery Event Handlers

Another powerful feature of jQuery is its ability to handle events, such as clicks or keyboard input. To use an event handler, you can chain it to the selected element:

    // Binding a click event to the selected element {
        alert('Element clicked!');

    // Binding a keyup event to an input element
    $('input').keyup(function() {
        console.log('Input changed!');

Step 5: Manipulate the DOM Using jQuery

jQuery allows you to easily manipulate the DOM, such as adding elements, changing attributes, or modifying CSS styles:

    // Adding a new element as the last child of the selected element
    exampleElement.append('&lt;p&gt;New paragraph!&lt;/p&gt;');

    // Changing the 'src' attribute of an 'img' element
    $('img').attr('src', 'new-image.jpg');

    // Modifying CSS styles of the selected element
        'color': 'red',
        'font-size': '24px'


Now you are ready to start using jQuery in your JS file, which will help you write cleaner, more efficient code and enhance your web development projects. To dive deeper into jQuery and its features, check out the official jQuery API documentation.