How to remove wrapper element but keep the text content intact using jQuery

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Answer: Use the jQuery unwrap() method

Sometime you might require to remove the wrapper or parent element, a typical example is removing the anchor tag around the text. With jQuery unwrap() method you can easily remove the wrapper element and keep the inner HTML or text content intact.

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>jQuery Remove Wrapper Element</title>
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
  • <script type="text/javascript">
  •     $(document).ready(function(){
  •         $("button").click(function(){
  •             $("p").find("a.link").contents().unwrap();
  •         });
  •     });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  •     <p>If you click the following button it will remove the anchor tag from <a href="#" class="link">this link</a> but keep the text content intact.</p>
  •     <button type="button">Remove Link</button>
  • </body>
  • </html>

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