Set a New Value for the Attribute Using jQuery

Shiv Yadav Jan 03, 2023 Jun 14, 2022 jQuery jQuery Attribute
Set a New Value for the Attribute Using jQuery

This article will demonstrate how to set a new value for the attribute using jQuery.

Set a New Value for the Attribute Using jQuery

The attr() operation sets or returns the attributes and values of the components that have been chosen. When used to replace the attribute value, this function delivers the value of the FIRST matched element.

This method sets one or more attribute/value pairs for the collection of matched items when used to set attribute values.


$(selector).attr(attribute_name, new_value)

The attr() method used here is for setting a new value for the attribute, which takes the parameter such as attribute name and value.


    <title>Set New Attribute</title>
    <script src=""></script>
      $(document).ready(function () {
        $("button").click(function () {
          $("#naya").attr("href", "");

    <p><a href="" id="naya">ATT_Link</a></p>
    <button>new value</button>
      first, you can view the link and then click on button new value. it will
      change the attribute value.
Save the file as HTML and run it in the browser to get clear insights.

The above example shows that the attribute’s name is href, and its new value is a link to youtube. The selector is a tag whose new value is set.

The selector used here is naya, i.e., the id of the angular label with href. When you run this code in the browser, you will see the following:

after running the code

Here, you can see one link and one button. When you first click on the link, it will open, as mentioned in the code.

google home page

After that, when you click on the button named new value, you will see the initial value of the attribute href is changed to After clicking on the button, it will trigger the click function and then changes the attribute value with the help of the attr() method.

Take a look at the screenshot below:

youtube homepage

Author: Shiv Yadav
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