JS replace all matching id values



A website has multiple pages with imported HTML from another page with id tags that need to be simplified.

It currently looks like this.

<h2> 
    <a id="user-content-test1" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="user-content-best2" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="user-content-nest3" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="user-content-rest4" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>

There are anchor links that point to all of these ids, but these links do not include the “user-content-” part. They look like this Link to anchor. They do NOT look like this Link to anchor. There are too many of these id’s to change manually.

How can I change the value of all the id tags from id="user-content-test1 to just id="test1 using jQuery or pure JS? The desired result should be:

<h2> 
    <a id="test1" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="best2" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="nest3" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2> 
    <a id="rest4" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>

I have searched all over stackoverflow and google but I only find how to replace strings, not IDs. I have tried both of these scripts with no results.

<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
let result = 'user-content-'.replaceAll(/+/g, ' ');
});
</script>
<script>
$(document).ready(function(){
var find = 'user-content-';
var re = new RegExp(find, 'g');

str = str.replace(re, '');});
</script>

Answer

use the selector $("h2 a[id^=user-content]") -> that means select all id beginning by user-content

$(document).ready(function() {
  $("h2 a[id^=user-content]").each((i, e) => {

    let id = $(e).attr("id");
    $(e).attr("id", id.replace("user-content-", ""));
  });
});
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<h2>
  <a id="user-content-test1" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2>
  <a id="user-content-best2" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2>
  <a id="user-content-nest3" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>
<h2>
  <a id="user-content-rest4" href="https://www.example.com">
        Anything
    </a>
</h2>


Source: stackoverflow