jQuery :nth-child() Selector


The :nth-child() selector in jQuery is used to select all elements that are the nth child, regardless of type, of their parent.

Syntax

The syntax is as follows −

:nth-child(n|even|odd|formula)

Above, the n parameter is the index of each child to match. The even parameter selects even child element, whereas odd selects odd child element.

Example

Let us now see an example to implement the jQuery :nth-child() selector −

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<style>
   .one {
      color: white;
      background-color: green;
      font-size: 16px;
      border: 2px blue solid;
   }
</style>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.4.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script>
   $(document).ready(function(){
      $("p:nth-child(2)").addClass("one");
   });
</script>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Match Details</h1>
<p>Date: 29th October 2019</p>
<p>Timings: 3PM TO 8PM</p>
<p>Ground: Lords</p>
<p> Entry begins 2PM</p>
</body>
</html>

Output

This will produce the following output −

Updated on: 05-Nov-2019

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