What is jQuery and can I use it?

jQuery is a JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. Since jQuery is a simple JavaScript library it can be used on all of our InMotion Hosting servers. Please keep in mind, you will need to download the library and then upload it to your account to use it. JQuery is not an included library on the servers by default. Also, Google has a code repository that you can reference to use the library hosted on their servers as well.

To use The Google API for jQuery you can insert this code into the document using the library:

<script type="text/javascript"  src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">   $(document).ready(function() {     // This is more like it!   }); </script>

To learn more about jQuery and what you can do with it, see the official website:


Also, some third party applications already contain the jQuery library. One great example of this is WordPress. WordPress uses jQuery so when you install WordPress it will already contain the files and you don’t need to do anything else.

If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center.

Carrie Smaha
Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

Carrie enjoys working on demand generation and product marketing projects that tap into multi-touch campaign design, technical SEO, content marketing, software design, and business operations.

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