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How To Add jQuery To Your Website

Updated Saturday, May 11, 2024, 8 AM

Are you looking to improve your website with some dynamic features? Let us walk you through how to add jQuery, a powerful JavaScript library, to your website.

Note: there are 2 ways to include jQuery, downloading it to your site and provide the path, or directly include it in your site, you can try one of the methods

Step 1: Download jQuery

First things first, you need to download jQuery. Head over to the jQuery website and download the latest version. Don't worry, it's just a single JavaScript file that you'll need.

Step 2: Include jQuery in Your HTML (Downloading)

Once you've downloaded jQuery, it's time to include it in your HTML file. You can do this by adding the following line inside the <head> section of your HTML document:

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

Make sure to replace "path/to/jquery.min.js" with the actual path to the jQuery file you downloaded.

Step 3: Include jQuery in Your HTML (Without Downloading)

If you prefer not to download jQuery, you can include it directly from a CDN (Content Delivery Network). Add the following line inside the <head> section of your HTML document:

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.6.0.min.js"></script>

This will load jQuery from the jQuery CDN without the need for downloading and hosting it yourself.

Step 4: Write Some jQuery Code

Now that jQuery is included in your HTML, you can start writing jQuery code to add interactive features to your website. Here's a simple example to get you started:


In this example, we're using jQuery to toggle the visibility of paragraphs when a button is clicked. Simple, right?

Step 5: Test Your Code

Finally, it's time to test your jQuery code. Open your HTML file in a web browser and interact with the elements to see if your jQuery code is working as expected.

Step 6: Explore Further

You've by now probably added jQuery to your website. Now, it's time to explore further and discover all the amazing things you can do with jQuery. From animations to AJAX requests, the possibilities are more


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