How to specify which element to change background color jquery

Tags: jquery,html,css

Problem :

I have made a simple website where I have a slideshow.

The pictures slide is automatic and on the right side of the page I have a menu with 6 buttons. When I press "button1" the picture for "button1" appears, when I click on "button2" the picture for "button2" appears etc.

What I want to do:

When my slideshow changes that one of the 6 buttons gets their background color change to indicate that the picture that is being displayed has a relation to that button.


picture1 appears -----> button1 gets background color changed
picture2 appears -----> button2 gets background changed 

My code for this:

$(".showcase-thumbnail-content").removeClass("active, passive"); 

This works with the problem that all the buttons get their color changed not just one at the time.

All buttons are in the div with class showcase-thumbnail-content I have thought about creating a separate div for each button but my main question is:

How do make it so that only "button1" gets the background color changed when "picture1" is displayed on the slideshow??

I have tried being as through as I can, if more info is needed just ask.


Since there is alot of code on the page i don´t exaactly know what parts would be most relevant here so if any1 would take the time and look here:

I am working with demo 2, with my own modifications.

The following changes have been done:


.showcase-thumbnail-content {
    /* padding: 10px;
    text-align: center;
    padding-top: 25px; */

    background: #ededed;
    padding: 5px 15px;
    border: 1px solid #dcdcdc;
    border-radius: 6px;
    color: #777;
    text-decoration: none;
    font: bold 0.8em arial, sans-serif;
    width: 120px;
    font-size: 130%;
    cursor: hand;
    cursor: pointer;
.showcase-thumbnail-content:hover {

.active {
    background: red;

html changes:


<div class="showcase-slide">
            <!-- Put the slide content in a div with the class .showcase-content. -->
            <div class="showcase-content">
                <img src="images/01.jpg" alt="01" />
            <!-- Put the thumbnail content in a div with the class .showcase-thumbnail -->
            <div class="showcase-thumbnail">
                <!-- <img src="images/01.jpg" alt="01" width="140px" /> -->
                <!-- The div below with the class .showcase-thumbnail-caption contains the thumbnail caption. -->
                <p class="showcase-thumbnail-content">First</p>
                <!-- The div below with the class .showcase-thumbnail-cover is used for the thumbnails active state. -->
                <!-- <div class="showcase-thumbnail-cover"></div> -->
            <!-- Put the caption content in a div with the class .showcase-caption -->
            <div class="showcase-caption">
                <h2>Be creative. Get Noticed!</h2>

// This is done for all the six elements(exactly the same)

The script code is the same as in demo2 with the modification that i have shown above.

If more info is needed just ask.

Solution :

With the help from a friend i solved this.

It would seem that i had missed some code in the demo.

the following script was in it:

if (options.thumbnails)
                        i = 0;
                            var object = jQuery(this);
                            if (i === current_id) { object.addClass('active'); }

And in the css I had : p
            color: blue;


Hope this will help others in the future!

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