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JavaScript jQuery Basics Introducing jQuery Animating Elements with jQuery

Ian Salmon
Ian Salmon
Courses Plus Student 10,685 Points

Installing jQuery now

I know that Treasure said she would go over this in a later video, but I really wanted this information now (as I'm sure of my colleagues reading this do too).

NODE - if you have npm you can install from the CLI

npm install jquery

Other methods listed here: http://jquery.com/download/

Ian Salmon
Ian Salmon
Courses Plus Student 10,685 Points

Michael Cook absolutely! That's a great way. This was just easier for me since I had node installed.

1 Answer

Hey Ian, if you want to run jQuery locally, it's really as simple as adding it as an external file the same way you would with any other JavaScript file. First go to the jQuery website: https://jquery.com/ and download the jQuery file (I highly recommend the minified file). Then copy and paste this script tag into your code: <script text="text/javascript" src="jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script> and you'll be ready to write jQuery for your own projects on your local drive.

Note: Make sure you specify the correct file path to the script tag based on where you save a copy of the jQuery file on your machine. Happy coding!