Change value of href attribute of link using jQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to Change value of href attribute of link using jQuery. The .attr() jQuery method is used to change the value of href attribute of a link element.

HTML Code

HTML code is given below, in this html code there is one HTML link element or anchor tag. The url defined inside this link is changed on a click, on HTML button.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Change value of href attribute of link using jQuery</title>
    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
   <a id='link' href="https://www.yahoo.com" target="_blank">Link</a>
   <br>
   <button id="btn">Change href value</button>
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, this code is further explained in detail.

<script>
$("#btn").click(function(){
  $("#link").attr("href", "https://www.howtocodeschool.com/");
});
</script>

Demo

jQuery .attr() Method

The jQuery .attr() Method sets or returns the attribute or value of the attribute of selected HTML element.

In this example, .attr() Method is used to change the value of the href attribute of the anchor tag with id 'link'. The Link was pointing to the yahoo.com then, with jQuery url was changed to howtocodeschool.com.

The code will only be executed once the button with id "btn" is clicked. This is done using jQuery click() method.

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