Add list Item to ul jQuery

In this tutorial we will learn How to Add list Item to ul in jQuery. The jQuery append() method can be used to dynamically add or append the list item to the ul tag. We have also used val() method to get the list item from user as an input.

jQuery append() Method

jQuery append() Method adds or inserts the HTML element at the end of the selected HTML element.

In this example append() method will add the list item to ul tag.

jQuery val() Method

jQuery val() Method sets or returns the value of the input HTML elements. We use this method to get all values of form elements from the user.

In this example val() method is used to get the list item from the user through the input tag.

HTML Code

HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a input tag, a ul tag with three list items and a button tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>Add list Item to ul jQuery</title>
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.5.1.min.js"></script> 
</head>
<body>
    
<input type="text" placeholder='List Item:' id="input">    
<ul id="list">
<li>HTML</li>    
<li>CSS</li>    
<li>jQuery</li>   
</ul>    
<button id="btn">Add li item</button>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JQuery Code

JQuery Code is given below, the code is executed whenever button is clicked. This is done using the jQuery click() method.

Then the new list item is recieved from user using the val() method which is then added to ul tag with append() method.

Take a look at the code given below.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
    $('#btn').click(function(){
        var li = $('#input').val();
        $('#list').append('<li>'+li+'</li>');
    });
});
</script>

Demo

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