Javascript – How to move an element into another element

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I would like to move one DIV element inside another. For example, I want to move this (including all children):

<div id="source">
...
</div>

into this:

<div id="destination">
...
</div>

so that I have this:

<div id="destination">
  <div id="source">
    ...
  </div>
</div>

Best Solution

You may want to use the appendTo function (which adds to the end of the element):

$("#source").appendTo("#destination");

Alternatively you could use the prependTo function (which adds to the beginning of the element):

$("#source").prependTo("#destination");

Example:

$("#appendTo").click(function() {
  $("#moveMeIntoMain").appendTo($("#main"));
});
$("#prependTo").click(function() {
  $("#moveMeIntoMain").prependTo($("#main"));
});
#main {
  border: 2px solid blue;
  min-height: 100px;
}

.moveMeIntoMain {
  border: 1px solid red;
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div id="main">main</div>
<div id="moveMeIntoMain" class="moveMeIntoMain">move me to main</div>

<button id="appendTo">appendTo main</button>
<button id="prependTo">prependTo main</button>