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How to Add <li> in an Existing <ul> using jQuery

Topic: JavaScript / jQueryPrev|Next

Answer: Use the jQuery append() Method

You can simply use the jQuery append() method to add <li> elements in an existing <ul> element.

The following example will add a <li> element at the end of an <ul> on click of the button.

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <title>jQuery Add LI to an Existing UL</title>
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>
  • <script>
  • $(document).ready(function(){
  •     $("button").click(function(){
  •         $("#menu").append('<li><a href="#">New list item</a></li>');
  •     });
  • });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <ul id="menu">
  •         <li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
  •         <li><a href="#">About</a></li>
  •         <li><a href="#">Services</a></li>
  •     </ul>
  •     <button type="button">Add New LI Element</button>
  • </body>
  • </html>

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