jQuery is not necessary, and window.location.replace(…) will best simulate an HTTP redirect.
// simulates similar behavior as an HTTP redirect window.location.replace("http://jquery4u.com"); // simulates similar behavior as clicking on a link window.location.href = "http://jquery4u.com";
Redirect Using jQuery
var url = "http://jquery4u.com"; $(location).attr('href',url);
It is better than using window.location.href =, because replace() does not put the originating page in the session history, meaning the user won’t get stuck in a never-ending back-button fiasco. If you want to simulate someone clicking on a link, use location.href (works for every browser). If you want to simulate an HTTP redirect, use location.replace.
Sam Deering has 15+ years of programming and website development experience. He was a website consultant at Console, ABC News, Flight Centre, Sapient Nitro, and the QLD Government and runs a tech blog with over 1 million views per month. Currently, Sam is the Founder of Crypto News, Australia.