jQuery - jQuery.post() Method



The jQuery.post( url, [data], [callback], [type] ) method loads a page from the server using a POST HTTP request.

The method returns XMLHttpRequest object.


Here is the simple syntax to use this method −

$.post( url, [data], [callback], [type] )


Here is the description of all the parameters used by this method −

  • url − A string containing the URL to which the request is sent

  • data: − This optional parameter represents key/value pairs or the return value of the .serialize() function that will be sent to the server.

  • callback: − This optional parameter represents a function to be executed whenever the data is loaded successfully.

  • type: − This optional parameter represents a type of data to be returned to callback function: "xml", "html", "script", "json", "jsonp", or "text".


Assuming we have following PHP content in result.php file −

if( $_REQUEST["name"] )
   $name = $_REQUEST['name'];
   echo "Welcome ". $name;

Following is a simple example a simple showing the usage of this method −

      <title>The jQuery Example</title>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
         $(document).ready(function() {
                  { name: "Zara" },
                  function(data) {
      <p>Click on the button to load result.html file −</p>
      <div id="stage" style="background-color:cc0;">
      <input type="button" id="driver" value="Load Data" />

This should produce following result −