jQuery - wrapInner( html ) Method



The wrapInner( html ) method wraps the inner child contents of each matched element (including text nodes) with an HTML structure.

Here is the simple syntax to use this method:

selector.wrapInner( html )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • html : A string of HTML that will be created on the fly and wrapped around the target.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. This selects all divisions and wraps a bold tag around the content of clicked one square:

<title>The jQuery Example</title>
   <script type="text/javascript" 
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
   $(document).ready(function() {

     $("div").click(function () {
       var content = "<b></b>";
       $(this).wrapInner( content );


      .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
   <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
   <div class="div" id="destination">THIS IS TEST</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;">ONE</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:green;">TWO</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:red;">THREE</div>