jQuery - wrap( html ) Method



The wrap( html ) method wraps each matched element with the specified HTML content.

This wrapping process is most useful for injecting additional structure into a document, without ruining the original semantic qualities of a document.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.wrap( html )


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

  • elem − A string of HTML that will be created on the fly and wrapped around each target.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. This wraps destination square with a sqaure when any square gets clicked −

      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               var content = '<div class="div"></div>';
               $("#destination").wrap( content );
         .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px; border:2px solid #666; width:60px;}
      <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>

This will produce following result: