JavaScript Change li Text

In this tutorial we will learn How To Change li Text with JavaScript. innerHTML property and getElementById() method are used to select li tag by id and to change it's text.

innerHTML property

innerHTML property returns the HTML content along with the text of the HTML element.

In this example innerHTML property is used to change li text.

textContent property

textContent property returns the text of the HTML element.

We can also use textContent property to change text of li tag.

getElementById() method

getElementById() method selects or targets the HTML element based on it's id.

In this example getElementById() method is used to select the li tag using it's id.

HTML Code

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

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>JavaScript Change li Text</title>
</head>             
<body>
    
<ul>
<li id="html">HTML</li>
<li id="css">CSS</li>
<li id="js">JavaScript</li>
</ul>
<button onclick="changeLiText()">Change li text</button>    
    
<script src="script.js"></script>    
</body>
</html>

JavaScript Code

Take a look at the JavaScript code, In this code getElementById() method is used to select the li tag and then innerHTML property is used to change it's text.

<script>
function changeLiText()
{
    var li = document.getElementById('html');
    li.innerHTML = "New Text";
}
</script>

With textContent property

<script>
function changeLiText()
{
    var li = document.getElementById('html');
    li.textContent = "New Text";
}
</script>

Demo

Video Tutorial

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