JavaScript Page Refresh


You can refresh a web page using JavaScript location.reload method. This code can be called automatically upon an event or simply when the user clicks on a link. If you want to refresh a web page using a mouse click, then you can use the following code −

<a href="javascript:location.reload(true)">Refresh Page</a>

To understand it in better way you can Refresh Page.

Auto Refresh

You can also use JavaScript to refresh the page automatically after a given time period. Here setTimeout() is a built-in JavaScript function which can be used to execute another function after a given time interval.


Try the following example. It shows how to refresh a page after every 5 seconds. You can change this time as per your requirement.

      <script type="text/JavaScript">
            function AutoRefresh( t ) {
               setTimeout("location.reload(true);", t);
   <body onload="JavaScript:AutoRefresh(5000);">
      <p>This page will refresh every 5 seconds.</p>


This page will refresh every 5 seconds.