To start working with jQuery, you need to include a jQuery JS file on your web page. There are two ways to use a jQuery file on your web page; either you can download it from the official jQuery website or link directly using CDN services.
How to Use jQuery
- Download the latest jQuery file from the official jQuery website.
- Use jQuery directly from free CDN services like jQuery CDN, Google Hosted Libraries, etc.
jQuery Download File
- Compressed and uncompressed copies of jQuery files are available to download; you can download the production compressed version; if you don't want to edit it later.
- To use jQuery by using the downloaded file, you need to add the jQuery js file to your webpage by using HTML <script> tag.
jQuery is already hosted on CDN, so you can use it directly without downloading, and it is also the best solution to save server bandwidth by using CDN services.