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

Angelica Islas
Angelica Islas
4,082 Points

I don't know how to create a paragraph element

All I could think of were the paragraph tags

var contentDiv = document.getElementById('content');
var newParagraph= <p></p>
<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Manipulation</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <div id="content">

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

1 Answer

Clayton Perszyk
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 46,835 Points

you need to use the createElement method on the document object and pass it a string with the tag name you want to create....

document.createElement(elementType); // pass element type as string

Gergely Bocz
Gergely Bocz
Treehouse Moderator 14,065 Points

I would like to add, that you can find all the info you need in the MDN docs.

In this specific case you need to write the following code:

const newParagraph = document.createElement("p");

Later on you can refer to that specific paragraph element by the name of the variable you assigned it to, in this case: newParagraph.