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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Traversing and Manipulating the DOM with JavaScript Perfect

Joshua Bivens
Joshua Bivens
8,586 Points

How do I toggle a button's text when clicked?

I'm trying the "perfect" part of a js todo app project. I want to toggle a button to read "Save" when in an edit mode and "Edit" when not. How?

2 Answers

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,660 Points

Use .textContent for modern browsers or .firstChild.nodeValue for IE8 and less.

Of note, using .innerText is not compatible with Firefox so that is why I didn't suggest it even though Andrew Chalkley uses it in the course.

Click to view a functional example on Codepen or see the code below for a light example.


if (myBtn.textContent === "Edit") {
  myBtn.textContent = "Save";
} else {
  myBtn.textContent = "Edit"


Brian Polonia
Brian Polonia
25,139 Points

I posted an answer to this same question, in reference to the last video of the Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript course.

Here is the link: Click Here

Hope this helps.

  • Brian