There are a couple of ways we can add a CSS style as important using JavaScript. The best way we have found is to simply use the Style setProperty() method and target a specific style attribute.

document.getElementById("p1").style.setProperty("color", "red", "important");

If we wanted to do this to a div that only had a class and not an id, we could use the querySelector() method.

document.querySelector(".p1").style.setProperty("color", "red", "important");

Let’s see this in action below.


Let’s say we have the following HTML:


This is a paragraph.

Here is the code for you to see:

This is a paragraph.

Now let’s use our code from above to change the color of the text to red using the setProperty() method.

And here is the JavaScript code:

document.getElementById("p1").style.setProperty("color", "red", "important");

Here would be the result:

This is a paragraph.

Note this can also be done using jQuery.

Let’s look at one more way that we can add a CSS style as !important using JavaScript

Another Way to Add the CSS Important Property to an Element Using JavaScript

Another way we can add a CSS style as important using JavaScript is to create a class that has the style with the !important property, and then add that class using JavaScript with the help of the add() method.


document.getElementById("p3").classList.add("permanent-red");

Or if we wanted to target a class again:

document.querySelector(".p3").classList.add("permanent-red");

Let’s say we have the following HTML:


This is a paragraph.

Here is the code for you to see:

This is a paragraph.

Now let’s use our code from above to change the color of the text to red using the !important property and JavaScript.

Here is our new HTML. It just has a new class, permanent-red, in the style section.


This is a paragraph.

And here is our JavaScript code:

document.querySelector(".p3").classList.add("permanent-red");

Here would be the result:

This is a paragraph.

Hopefully this article has been useful for you to understand how to add a CSS style as important in JavaScript.

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Last Update: March 11, 2024