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By Sam Deering

jQuery Remove First Array Element

By Sam Deering

Simple JavaScript code snippet to remove the first element of an array. You can also remove the last element of the array just as easy. Just use the JavaScript array.shift() and array.pop() methods. These methods changes the length of the array!

var myarray = ["item 1", "item 2", "item 3", "item 4"];

//removes the first element of the array, and returns that element.
alert(myarray.shift());
//alerts "item 1"

//removes the last element of the array, and returns that element.
alert(myarray.pop());
//alerts "item 4"

Don’t forget to put your jQuery code inside a document ready function. See 4 different jQuery document ready examples for more info.

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