jQuery - Element Name Selector



The element selector selects all the elements that have a tag name of T.


Here is the simple syntax to use this selector −



Here is the description of all the parameters used by this selector −

  • tagname − Any standard HTML tag name like div, p, em, img, li etc.


Like any other jQuery selector, this selector also returns an array filled with the found elements.


  • $('p') − Selects all elements with a tag name of p in the document.

  • $('div') − Selects all elements with a tag name of div in the document.

Following example would select all the divisions and will apply yellow color to their background −

      <title>The Selecter Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            /* This would select all the divisions */
            $("div").css("background-color", "yellow");

      <div class="big" id="div1">
         <p>This is first division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class="medium" id="div2">
         <p>This is second division of the DOM.</p>

      <div class="small" id="div3">
         <p>This is third division of the DOM</p>


This will produce following result −