jQuery Get Started

Adding jQuery to Your Web Pages

There are a few different ways to begin utilizing jQuery on your site. You can:

  • Download the jQuery library from jQuery.com
  • Include jQuery from a CDN, as Google

Downloading jQuery

There are two variants of jQuery accessible for downloading:

  • Production variant - this is for your live site since it has been minified and compressed
  • Development variant - this is for trying and improvement (uncompressed and coherent code)

Both variants can be downloaded from jQuery.com.

The jQuery library is a solitary JavaScript document, and you reference it with the HTML <script> tag (see that the <script> tag ought to be inside the <head> section):

<script src="jquery-1.12.0.min.js"></script>

jQuery CDN

If you don't want to download and host jQuery yourself, you can include it from a CDN (Content Delivery Network).

Both Google and Microsoft host jQuery.

To use jQuery from Google or Microsoft, use one of the following:

Google CDN:

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.12.0/jquery.min.js"></script>

Microsoft CDN:

<script src="http://ajax.aspnetcdn.com/ajax/jQuery/jquery-1.12.0.min.js"></script>