How to clone an element using jQuery?

To clone an element using jQuery, use the jQuery.clone() method. The clone() method clones matched DOM Elements and select the clones.

This is useful for moving copies of the elements to another location in the DOM.


You can try to run the following code to learn how to clone an element using jQuery:

Live Demo


      <title>jQuery clone() method</title>
      <script src = ""></script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
         .div {
             border:2px solid #666;
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>