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Lauren Waller
Lauren Waller
10,085 Points

Using jQuery, how do I retrieve text from one html page and display it on another?

const $newBlogTitle = $('#newBlogTitle').text();

$('.$columnEnd').append('<br><a href="blogBoilerplate.html">' + $newBlogTitle + '</a>').addClass('text-black-50 font-size-sm');

I have tried this set up a multiple of different ways by changing the element I am trying to retrieve the text from. It only works if I am retrieving text from elements on the same page. Is that the only way it will work? I can't find an answer to my problem anywhere on the internet.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,968 Points

Your JS/jQuery code is loaded from one particular page, and initially that's the only one it has access to. But you can get to other pages (and/or files) by requesting them from the server. The mechanism for doing this is known as AJAX, and there are courses here for that.

jQuery has a particularly easy method to make these requests, .load(). So for example, assuming that the element with ID "#newBlogTitle" is actually inside "blogBoilerplate.html", you could bring it in like this:

$('.$columnEnd').append('<br><a id="AjaxMe" href="blogBoilerplate.html"></a>')
                .addClass('text-black-50 font-size-sm');
$("#AjaxMe").load("blogBoilerplate.html #newBlogTitle");