What is the difference between text() and html() in jQuery?

jQuery comes with a lot of methods to manipulate attributes. These are DOM related methods. The attributes include, text() and html() too,

  • text() – This method sets or returns the text content of elements selected.
  • html() – This method sets or returns the content of elements selected.


You can try to run the following code to learn how to manipulate attributes with text() and html() methods −

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.2.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
      alert("Using text()- " + $("#demo").text());
      alert("Using html()- " + $("#demo").html());

<p id="demo">This is <b>demo</b> text.</p>

<button id="button1">Text</button>
<button id="button2">HTML</button>