Paul Paul - 6 months ago 61
Javascript Question

add/remove active class for ul list with jquery?

I'm trying to remove and set an active class for a list item every time it's clicked. It's currently removing the selected active class but isn't setting it. Any idea what I'm missing?

HTML

<ul class="nav nav-list">
<li class='nav-header'>Test</li>
<li class="active"><a href="page1.php">Page 1</a></li>
<li><a href="page2.php">Page 2</a></li>
<li><a href="page3.php">Page 3</li>
</ul>


jquery:

$('.nav-list').click(function() {

//console.log("Clicked");
$('.nav-list li.active').removeClass('active');
$(this).addClass('active');
});

Answer

this will point to the <ul> selected by .nav-list. You can use delegation instead!

$('.nav-list').on('click', 'li', function() {
    $('.nav-list li.active').removeClass('active');
    $(this).addClass('active');
});