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How to launch Bootstrap modal on page load

Topic: Bootstrap / LessPrev|Next

Answer: Use the Bootstrap .modal('show') method

You can use the Bootstrap .modal('show') method for launching the modal window automatically when page load without clicking anything. A common example of this technique is loading the modal when user landed on the home page and requesting them to subscribe the website newsletter.

Let's try out the following example to understand how it basically works:

  • <!DOCTYPE html>
  • <html lang="en">
  • <head>
  • <meta charset="utf-8">
  • <title>Open Bootstrap Modal on Page Load</title>
  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/bootstrap.min.css">
  • <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/bootstrap-theme.min.css">
  • <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.11.2.min.js"></script>
  • <script src="js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
  • <script>
  •     $(document).ready(function(){
  •         $("#myModal").modal('show');
  •     });
  • </script>
  • </head>
  • <body>
  • <div id="myModal" class="modal fade">
  •     <div class="modal-dialog">
  •         <div class="modal-content">
  •             <div class="modal-header">
  •                 <button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">&times;</button>
  •                 <h4 class="modal-title">Subscribe our Newsletter</h4>
  •             </div>
  •             <div class="modal-body">
  •                 <p>Subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest updates straight in your inbox.</p>
  •                 <form>
  •                     <div class="form-group">
  •                         <input type="text" class="form-control" placeholder="Name">
  •                     </div>
  •                     <div class="form-group">
  •                         <input type="email" class="form-control" placeholder="Email Address">
  •                     </div>
  •                     <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Subscribe</button>
  •                 </form>
  •             </div>
  •         </div>
  •     </div>
  • </div>
  • </body>
  • </html>

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