Launch Bootstrap Modal on Page Load

Asked 10 years ago
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I don't know JavaScript at all. The Bootstrap documentation says to

Call the modal via JavaScript: $('#myModal').modal(options)

I have no clue how to call this on a page load. Using the supplied code on the Bootstrap page I can successfully call the Modal on an element click, but I want it to load immediately on a page load.

asked 10 years ago

Correct Answer

Just wrap the modal you want to call on page load inside a jQuery load event on the head section of your document and it should popup, like so:


<script type="text/javascript">
    $(window).on('load', function() {


<div class="modal hide fade" id="myModal">
    <div class="modal-header">
        <a class="close" data-dismiss="modal">×</a>
        <h3>Modal header</h3>
    <div class="modal-body">
        <p>One fine body…</p>
    <div class="modal-footer">
        <a href="#" class="btn">Close</a>
        <a href="#" class="btn btn-primary">Save changes</a>

You can still call the modal within your page with by calling it with a link like so:

<a class="btn" data-toggle="modal" href="#myModal">Launch Modal</a>
answered 1 year ago

Other Answer

You don't need javascript to show modal

The simplest way is replace "hide" by "in"

class="modal fade hide"


class="modal fade in"

and you need add onclick = "$('.modal').hide()" on button close;

PS: I think the best way is add jQuery script:

answered 10 years ago