Check if Element Exists With jQuery

To see if an element exists with jQuery you can use the length property .length. This will return the size of the object.

if ( $('#theElement').length > 0 ) {
    // it exists, do something here

If your element is present the above code will return true and the code in the if statement will be executed.

Jake Bresnehan

A Front End Developer based in Sydney and the creator of Web Design Weekly.

Web Design Weekly keeps developers at the forefront of techniques and trends whilst helping them learn and grow to produce top quality code to make the web a better place for all.

This post currently has no responses. What do you think?

You can use basic HTML when posting code, please turn all < characters into &lt; or > into &gt;
If the code is multi-line, use <pre><code></code></pre>

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Current day month ye@r *