jQuery - Element Class Selector



The element class selector selects all the elements which match with the given class of the elements.


Here is the simple syntax to use this selector:



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

  • classid: This is class ID available in the document.


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


  • $('.big') - Selects all the elements with the given class ID big.

  • $('p.small') - Selects all the paragraphs with the given class ID small.

  • $('.big.small') - Selects all the elements with a class of big and small.

Following example would select all divisions with class .big and will apply yellow color to its 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 second division only*/
      $(".big").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: