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I am trying to get alert on click event of a tag, but it seems to be not working. Here is the code. I put this in header.php

jQuery(function() {

  jQuery('.neha').click(function () {
 var addressValue = $(this).attr("href");
        alert(addressValue );


and HTML code is

<a class="neha" href="ID-1">neha</a>

I added this but nothing is appear.

marked as duplicate by fuxia Apr 9 '17 at 10:40

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What do you mean nothing appears? You probably get redirected to other page (or 404 page). Try to prevent that, using function preventDefault, like this:


  • Hey thanks.But the code is not working when I insert it into the wordpress header.php – nehaJ Apr 9 '17 at 17:55

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