JavaScript remove elements

JavaScript remove elements

Chris Bongers
·Apr 22, 2021·

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As we created new elements in JavaScript yesterday, I thought I'd be a good article for today to remove certain elements from the DOM.

To remove elements we simply need to get them in JavaScript using any technique really.

Let's say we want to remove a div with the ID custom_id.

const elem = document.getElementById('custom_id');
elem.remove();

And yes, that's how simple it is!

Hiding elements in JavaScript

But perhaps you only want to hide it for a brief moment? We can also modify the script to make the element invisible for a while.

const hidden = document.getElementById('hidden_id');
hidden.style.display = 'none';

And that will make your element hidden until you make it visible again.

Making it visible can be achieved by swapping the display to block/flex/inline.

const hidden = document.getElementById('hidden_id');
hidden.style.display = 'block';

Feel free to check this out on Codepen.

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