Javascript – Using “this” with jQuery Selectors


I have some HTML that looks like this:

<ul class="faq">
    <li class="open">
        <a class="question" href="">This is my question?</a>
        <p>Of course you can, it will be awesome. </p>

Using CSS I'm setting the p tag to display:none;. I want to use jQuery to display or hide the p tag when the anchor is clicked, but I'm having some troubles with the sibling selector.

Just trying to get the selector working, I tried:

$("a.question").click(function () {
    $(this + " ~ p").css("background-color", "red");

to test it out. Seemingly, the sibling selector can't really be used like that, and as I'm completely new to jQuery I don't know the appropriate means to make that happen.

Best Answer

Try using: