jQuery wrap( html ) Method

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The wrap( html ) method wraps each matched element with the specified HTML content.

This wrapping process is most useful for injecting additional structure into a document, without ruining the original semantic qualities of a document.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method:


selector.wrap( html )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method:

  • elem : A string of HTML that will be created on the fly and wrapped around each target.


Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method. This wraps destination square with a sqaure when any square gets clicked:


   <script type="text/javascript"  src="../../js/jquery-2.2.0.js"></script>
   <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
   $(document).ready(function() {
     $("div").click(function () {
       var content = '<div class="div"></div>';
       $("#destination").wrap( content );
      .div{ margin:10px;padding:12px;
             border:2px solid #666;
   <p>Click on any square below to see the Output:</p>
   <div class="div" id="destination">THIS IS TEST</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:blue;">ONE</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:green;">TWO</div>
   <div class="div" style="background-color:red;">THREE</div>
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