jQuery - wrapInner( elem ) Method



The wrapInner( elem ) method wraps the inner child contents of each matched element (including text nodes) with a DOM element.

Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

selector.wrapInner( elem ) 


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

  • html − A DOM element that will be 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" 
         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 () {
               $(this).wrapInner(document.createElement( "b" ));
         .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 −