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There are a number of ways you can add jQuery to your project.

  1. Download it from, FTP it to your server, and include it in the <head>, like: <script src="/your/path/to/jquery.js"></script> – this is slower but reliable in that you always know it’ll be there
  2. Use Google’s hosted version which is delivered from a CDN , like: <script src="//"></script> – this is faster but it’s not on your server and some devs worry that Google might stop offering this service and if that happens you’re screwed
  3. Combine both, and use Google CDN’s jQuery if it’s available, and fall back to a local copy if it is not – this is really the best of both worlds.