A CLI tool that converts jQuery to vanilla JavaScript

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import vaniquery from '';




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This command line interface (CLI) app helps you convert jQuery to vanilla JavaScript.

Once upon a time, jQuery offers great convenience to JavaScript developers. However, now vanilla JavaScript has been improved and standardized across all modern browsers. More often than you think, you don't always need jQuery. Removing jQuery dependency means your web app can be loaded faster. It also makes it easier when you migrate your existing web app to more modern libraries or frameworks, such as React.

This app helps you convert jQuery syntax to vanilla JavaScript ones.


Open Source Love svg2 License: MIT

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Installation and usage

To install the CLI app on your machine, use commands:

npm i -g vaniquery


yarn global add vaniquery

Available commands:

  • vaniquery vanilla path/to/file: Convert jQuery to vanilla JavaScript in a file.
  • vaniquery revert path/to/file: Revert vanillaization in a file given its corresponding cache file.


  • --help: Show help.
  • --version: Show version number.
  • -c, --cache: Cache the original file (Default).
  • -C, --no-cache: Do not cache the original file (Not recommended).
  • -v, --verbose: Show the code being worked on.

Available conversions from jQuery to vanilla JavaScript

  • .addClass()
  • .append()
  • .attr()
  • .children()
  • $('.class')
  • .click()
  • .closest()
  • $('[data-foo="val"]') (select by attribute)
  • $('div')
  • $(document).ready()...
  • .each()
  • $(function ()... (shorthand for $(document).ready())
  • .find()
  • .hasClass()
  • $('#id') (select by ID)
  • .keyup()
  • .mouseenter()
  • .parent()
  • .prop('checked')
  • .removeAttr()
  • .removeClass()
  • .text()
  • $(this)
  • .toggleClass()
  • .val() (get the value)
  • $(variable) (jQuery variable names that start with $)

Contributing to this project

Please refer to our Contributing Guidelines.


Click here to see a list of our contributors.