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JavaScript - remove child element

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In this article, we would like to show you how to remove child element using removeChild() method in JavaScript.

Quick solution:

// find parent and child elements by id
var parent = document.querySelector("#parent-id");
var child = document.querySelector("#child-id");

//remove child element
parent.removeChild(child);

 

Practical example

In this example, we will remove child-2 element using removeChild() method.

// ONLINE-RUNNER:browser;

<!doctype html>
<html>
  <body>
    <div id="parent">
      <p id="child-1">This is a paragraph 1.</p>
      <p id="child-2">This is a paragraph 2.</p>
    </div>
    <script>
      var parent = document.querySelector("#parent");
      var child = document.querySelector("#child-2");
      parent.removeChild(child);
    </script>
  </body>
</html>

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