Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

JavaScript JavaScript and the DOM (Retiring) Making Changes to the DOM Modifying Elements

Ali Sh
Ali Sh
2,026 Points

How to set the text content?

Set the text content of the a tag to be the value stored in the variable inputValue.

let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').textcontent;
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">
            <label>Link Name:</label>
            <input type="text" id="linkName">
            <a id="link" href="https://teamtreehouse.com"></a>
        <script src="app.js"></script>

2 Answers

Hey Ali!

You need to set the text inside the anchor tag with the id of 'link' to whatever the text input is holding, i. e. whatever is in the inputValue variable that you declared in Task 1. So select the link by its id first, and then change its content like so:

document.getElementById('link').textContent = inputValue;

Hope this helps!

Adam Beer
Adam Beer
11,314 Points
let inputValue = document.getElementById('linkName').value;
let anchor = document.querySelector("#link");

anchor.innerText = inputValue;