What is the difference between append() and appendTo() in jQuery?

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The append (content) method appends content to the inside of every matched element, whereas the appendTo (selector) method appends all of the matched elements to another, specified, set of elements.

jQuery append() function

The append (content) method appends content to the inside of every matched element.

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

  • content − Content to insert after each target. This could be HTML or Text content

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with append() function in jQuery:

Live Demo

<html>

   <head>
      <title>jQuery append() method</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).append('<div class = "div"></div>' );
            });
         });
      </script>
       
      <style>
         .div{
            margin:10px;
            padding:12px;
            border:2px solid #666;
            width:60px;
         }
      </style>
   </head>
   
   <body>
   
      <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>
       
   </body>
</html>

jQuery appendTo() function

The appendTo (selector) method appends all of the matched elements to another, specified, set of elements. Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • selector − This is the target to which the content will be appended.

Example

You can try to run the following code to learn how to work with appendTo() function in jQuery:

Live Demo

<html>
   <head>
      <title>jQuery appendTo()</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
       
      <script>
         $(document).ready(function() {
            $("div").click(function () {
               $(this).appendTo("#result");
            });
         });
      </script>
       
      <style>
         .div{
             margin:10px;
             padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
             width:60px;
         }
      </style>
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <p>Click on any square below to see the result:</p>
      <p id = "result"> THIS IS TEST </p>
      <hr />
       
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:blue;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:green;"></div>
      <div class = "div" style = "background-color:red;"></div>
       
   </body>
</html>
raja
Published on 17-Dec-2017 10:19:51
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