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The :nth-of-type() CSS pseudo-class matches elements of a given type, based on their position among a group of siblings.

/* Selects every fourth <p> element
   among any group of siblings */
p:nth-of-type(4n) {
  color: lime;
}

Syntax

The nth-of-type pseudo-class is specified with a single argument, which represents the pattern for matching elements.

See :nth-child for a more detailed explanation of its syntax.

Formal syntax

:nth-of-type( <nth> )

where
<nth> = <an-plus-b> | even | odd

Examples

Basic example

HTML

<div>
  <div>This element isn't counted.</div>
  <p>1st paragraph.</p>
  <p>2nd paragraph.</p>
  <div>This element isn't counted.</div>
  <p>3rd paragraph.</p>
  <p>4th paragraph.</p>
</div>

CSS

/* Odd paragraphs */
p:nth-of-type(2n+1) {
  color: red;
}

/* Even paragraphs */
p:nth-of-type(2n) {
  color: blue;
}

/* First paragraph */
p:nth-of-type(1) {
  font-weight: bold;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Selectors Level 4
The definition of ':nth-of-type' in that specification.
Working Draft Matching elements are not required to have a parent.
Selectors Level 3
The definition of ':nth-of-type' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 1Edge Full support YesFirefox Full support 3.5IE Full support 9Opera Full support 9.5Safari Full support 3.1WebView Android Full support 2Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 4Opera Android Full support 9.5Safari iOS Full support 3.1Samsung Internet Android ?

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See also

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