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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Mobile Drop Down Menu Getting a value

Werner Chao
Werner Chao
Courses Plus Student 1,951 Points

"Getting a value" challenge

Can't get through this challenge. I am really lost, not sure where I am doing wrong. I thought putting the value() method in the function would work, but apparently not. Anyone can give me some hint?


//Select the input for the title for blog post.
var $titleInput = $("#title");

//Select the preview h1 tag
var $previewTitle = $("#titlePreview");

// Every second update the preview
var previewTimer = setInterval(updatePreview, 1000);

function updatePreview(){  
  //Get the user's input
  var titleValue = $titleInput.value();
  //Set the user input as the preview title. 
<!DOCTYPE html>
  <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="theme.css">
  <div id="form">
    <label for="title">Blog Post Title</label><input id="title" name="title" value="" placeholder="Enter your blog title here">
  <div id="preview">
    <h1 id="titlePreview"></h1>
  <script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.0.min.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  <script src="js/app.js" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script>
  #form {
    width: 45%;
    float: left;
  #preview {
    width: 45%;
    float: right;
  label {
    width: 20%;
    display: inline-block;
  input {
    width: 70%;

2 Answers

Erik S.
Erik S.
9,789 Points

Hi Werner, the function is called val. The rest is ok.

var titleValue = $titleInput.val();
Erik S.
Erik S.
9,789 Points

no worries, can happen to anyone :)

Thanks for asking this -- I find the val part of this stuff pretty confusing!