How can I refresh a page with jQuery?

How can I refresh a page with jQuery?

How can I refresh a page with jQuery?

Solutions/Answers:

Solution 1:

Use location.reload():

$('#something').click(function() {
    location.reload();
});

The reload() function takes an optional parameter that can be set to true to force a reload from the server rather than the cache. The parameter defaults to false, so by default the page may reload from the browser’s cache.

Solution 2:

This should work on all browsers even without jQuery:

location.reload();

Solution 3:

There are multiple unlimited ways to refresh a page with JavaScript:

  1. location.reload()
  2. history.go(0)
  3. location.href = location.href
  4. location.href = location.pathname
  5. location.replace(location.pathname)
  6. location.reload(false)

    If we needed to pull the document from
    the web-server again (such as where the document contents
    change dynamically) we would pass the argument as true.

You can continue the list being creative:

  • window.location = window.location
  • window.self.window.self.window.window.location = window.location
  • …and other 534 ways
var methods = [
  "location.reload()",
  "history.go(0)",
  "location.href = location.href",
  "location.href = location.pathname",
  "location.replace(location.pathname)",
  "location.reload(false)"
];

var $body = $("body");
for (var i = 0; i < methods.length; ++i) {
  (function(cMethod) {
    $body.append($("<button>", {
      text: cMethod
    }).on("click", function() {
      eval(cMethod); // don't blame me for using eval
    }));
  })(methods[i]);
}
button {
  background: #2ecc71;
  border: 0;
  color: white;
  font-weight: bold;
  font-family: "Monaco", monospace;
  padding: 10px;
  border-radius: 4px;
  cursor: pointer;
  transition: background-color 0.5s ease;
  margin: 2px;
}
button:hover {
  background: #27ae60;
}
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

Solution 4:

Lots of ways will work, I suppose:

  • window.location.reload();
  • history.go(0);
  • window.location.href=window.location.href;

Solution 5:

To reload a page with jQuery, do:

$.ajax({
    url: "",
    context: document.body,
    success: function(s,x){
        $(this).html(s);
    }
});

The approach here that I used was Ajax jQuery. I tested it on Chrome 13. Then I put the code in the handler that will trigger the reload. The URL is "", which means this page.

Solution 6:

If the current page was loaded by a POST request, you may want to use

window.location = window.location.pathname;

instead of

window.location.reload();

because window.location.reload() will prompt for confirmation if called on a page that was loaded by a POST request.