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How to change the background image using jQuery ?

  • Last Updated : 03 Aug, 2021

To change the background image using jQuery, you can use the jQuery CSS() method. For this, the whole property value is specified using the url() functional notation.

Approach: Suppose we have an image URL stored in a variable and then use css() method to change the value of background image.

Below example illustrates the above approach:


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    jQuery Changing background-image CSS Property
        .box {
            width: 700px;
            height: 220px;
            border: 2px solid black;
            background-repeat: no-repeat;
            background-image: url(
    <script src=""></script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            // Change background image of a div by clicking on the button
            $("button").click(function() {
                var imageUrl = 
                $(".box").css("background-image", "url(" + imageUrl + ")");
    jQuery Changing background-image CSS Property
    <div class="box"></div>
        <button type="button">
            Change Background Image


  • Before Clicking on the button:
  • After Clicking on the button:

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