Hi There,

- I've got a list similar to the following:

<li><a href="item1.php">item1</a></li>
<li><a href="item2.php">item2</a>
<li><a href="item2-5.php">item2-5</a></li>
<li><a href="item3.php">item3</a></li>

- Item 2 needs to have a class added to the li using jquery. I've tried the following but it isn't working:


I'm new to jquery so I'm shooting in the dark somewhat here so if anyone can point me in the right direction is would be most appreciated.
I should mention that there'll be a few of these nested lists, the parents (li) of which will all need a class added via jquery.


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You want the li to have a class if it has child ul/li's ?

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.1//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml11/DTD/xhtml11.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="nl">
  <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
        <li>Two 1</li>
        <li>Two 2</li>
        <li>Four 1</li>
        <li>Four 2</li>
  <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
  <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {
      $("ul li ul").parent().addClass("test");

Hi pritaeas,

That's exactly what I'm trying to achieve. I tried your code but it hasn't worked for some reason. I'm using jquery.min.js version 1.4.2 as in your example - with your code immediately beneath the menu and also with it in the header but with no class added to the parent li.
Here's the menu code (yep - it's the superfish menu):

<ul class="sf-menu" id="news-menu"> 			
		  <a href="what-we-do.html">CATEGORIES</a>	
		  <ul class="dropmenu sf-vertical"> 
<li class="toplevel"><a href="http://example.com/shop/1">Item 1</a> 
<ul><li class="sub"><a href="http://example.com/2">Item 2</a></li>	
<li class="toplevel"><a href="http://example.com/3">Item 3</a></li> 
<li class="toplevel"><a href="http://example.com/4">Photography</a> 

Any idea why nothing is happening?

Thanks for your help.

Do you have it online somewhere to view ?

You say my code doesn't work either, are you sure it can find the jquery file ?

Hello again. Yes, I've sent you a pm with the url as the site is for a client and the site hasn't been launched yet

If I open it in IE and watch with the Developer Tools, the test class is added just fine. Same in Opera with Inspect Element.

Oh great, that's awsome. I was looking at the source code and it doesn't appear there but it does show up in firefox dev tools. As you can see I am new to javascript and jquery...thank you for all your help.


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