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jQuery insertBefore() Method

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Example

Insert a <span> element before each <p> element:

$("button").click(function(){
  $("<span>Hello world!</span>").insertBefore("p");
});

Try it yourself »

Definition and Usage

The insertBefore() method inserts HTML elements before the selected elements.

Tip: To insert HTML elements after the selected elements, use the insertAfter() method.


Syntax

$(content).insertBefore(selector)

Parameter Description
content Required. Specifies the content to insert (must contain HTML tags).

Note: If content is an existing element, it will be moved from its current position, and inserted before the selected elements.
selector Required. Specifies where to insert the content


Examples

Try it Yourself - Examples

Insert an existing element
How to use the insertBefore() method to insert an existing element before each selected element.


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