.text()

The .text() method gets or sets the text of an HTML element.

Syntax

Getting text, the .text() method is called without a parameter:

$(selector).text();

Setting text, the .text() method is called with a parameter containing the new text:

$(selector).text(newtext)

Example

The following jQuery code will read and reset the text in #p1 when #btn is clicked:

$("#btn").click(function() {
alert($("#p1").text());
$("#p1").text("New Text.");
});
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