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JavaScript jQuery Basics Understanding jQuery Events and DOM Traversal Adding New Elements to the DOM

Tove Ahlström
Tove Ahlström
7,321 Points

I honestly can't get it to work, it's been a while since I saw a video about it but I can't find another solution.

I am not sure if I've chosen the correct class, and if append() is the right selector

index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h2>Student List</h2>

    <ul class="student-list">
        <li>James McAvoy</li>
        <li>Alena Holligan</li>
        <li>Wade Christensen</li>
        <li>Matt Krzyzynski</li>
    </ul>

    <script
    src="jquery-3.2.1.min.js"></script>
    <script src="app.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
app.js
const $newStudent = $('.student-list').append(' <li>  Sam Smith  </li> ');

1 Answer

Hey Tove,

You're on the right track. Due to the Treehouse test case, you'll want to assign the new list item to your $newStudent variable. Lastly, append the $newStudent variable to the unordered list with the class of .student-list.

const $newStudent = $('<li>Sam Smith</li>');
$('.student-list').append($newStudent);