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

Matt Fuller
Matt Fuller
8,831 Points

jquery basics challenge task 1 of 2

Whats wrong with my code?

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

1 Answer

Hi Matt,

It seems like you are storing the ul list in your variable and then adding another li to it - in other words you are not manipulating the DOM this way. You have to first create and li element and store it in variable and then append this variable to ul. Check the code below.

// task 1
const $newStudent = $("<li>Sam Smith</li>");

// task 2
$('.student-list').append($newStudent);
Matt Fuller
Matt Fuller
8,831 Points

gotcha, thank you.