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JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM DOM Manipulation

How appendchild() work

How do I append new paragraph to div element

const contentDiv = document.getElementById("content");
let newParagraph = document.createElement("p").appendChild(div);
newParagraph.className = "panel";
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">

        <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,083 Points

You're close, but the arguments are reversed. The method should be applied to the parent (div), and the argument is the new paragraph:


Thanks I really appreciate it . Am struggling with JavaScript what practices can I do understand better please

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,313 Points

Not a bad idea but you can use it the "contentDiv" not the simple div, but now everything needs a new line. "which to append".appendChild(which should be append); Maybe I hope this help.