How to Reload the Page in JavaScript

Published Feb 28, 2021

What are some ways to do this that are supported across browsers?

Generic Solution

window.location.reload(false); 

The false will serve the page from cache. If we set it true, then we’ll reload an entirely fresh copy of the page from the server (similar to a force refresh).

After an onclick Event

If we are refreshing after an onclick event, we’ll need to return false afterwards.

window.location.reload(false);
return false;

After a POST

If we want to reload the page after submitting a method="post" form, then we have two options.

We can keep the POST data using the same solution as above.

window.location.reload(false); 

Or we can discard the POST data.

window.location.href = window.location.href;

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