How can I add “href” attribute to a link dynamically using JavaScript?

How can I add the href attribute to a link dynamically using JavaScript?

I basically want to add a href attribute to <a></a> dynamically (i.e. when the user clicks on specific image in the website).

So from:


I need to go to:

<a href="somelink url">Link</a>


var a = document.getElementById('yourlinkId'); //or grab it by tagname etc
a.href = "somelink url"

I assume you know how to get the DOM object for the <a> element (use document.getElementById or some other method).

To add any attribute, just use the setAttribute method on the DOM object:

a = document.getElementById(...);
a.setAttribute("href", "somelink url");

First, try changing <a>Link</a> to <span id=test><a>Link</a></span>.

Then, add something like this in the javascript function that you're calling:

var abc = 'somelink';
document.getElementById('test').innerHTML = '<a href="' + abc + '">Link</a>';

This way the link will look like this:

<a href="somelink">Link</a>
document.getElementById('link-id').href = "new-href";

I know this is an old post, but here's a one-liner that might be more suitable for some folks.


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