Redirect Page With Onclick in JavaScript

Habdul Hazeez Mar 09, 2022
Redirect Page With Onclick in JavaScript

This tutorial will teach you how to create a JavaScript redirect when a user clicks on an HTML button.

We’ll use the onclick event to listen to click events on the button. If the user clicks the button, we’ll perform the redirect.

Redirect to Another Page With onclick Event in JavaScript

  1. Initial Setup

    We aim to explain how to do this on a website; however, you can try this out on a local development server. That said, download a server like Apache.

    You can get Apache via the XAMPP installation. Once you have XAMPP installed, you should put all the code in this tutorial in the htdocs folder; you’ll find the htdocs folder in the directory of your XAMPP installation.

    Preferably, you can create a folder in htdocs named jsredirect. So the jsredirect folder will contain your code.

  2. Create the HTML Form

    We have two HTML codes below. The first is an HTML form with two form inputs and a button.

    The button has a unique id that we’ll use in our JavaScript code. Meanwhile, the second HTML contains a text that reads Redirected from a form.

    The next code is the HTML form that we’ll redirect to. Save it as home.html with the necessary doctype for an HTML document.

    	<h1>Redirected from a form</h1>

    In the next code, we have the code for the HTML form. Save it as form.html.

    		<div class="form-row">
    			<label for="first-name">First name</label>
    			<input id="first-name" type="text" name="first-name" required>
    		<div class="form-row">
    			<label for="last-name">Last name</label>
    			<input id="last-name" type="text" name="last-name" required>
    		<div class="form-row">
    			<button id="submit-form" type="submit">Submit</button>
  1. Create the JavaScript Code

    The JavaScript code below performs the redirect if the user clicks on the button in our form.

    First, we get the button by its id using the document.getElementById method. Afterward, we attach an event listener to the button.

    In the redirect function, we use the location.href method to describe the location of the redirect. In this case, we set it to our second HTML code saved as home.html.

    Therefore, the redirect URL is http://localhost/jsredirect/home.html, where jsredirect is the name of our project folder.

    If you are on a live server, replace localhost with your website’s name.

    let button = document.getElementById('submit-form');
    button.onclick = function(e) {
    	// Replace localhost and the folder name
    	// based on your setup
    	location.href = 'http://localhost/jsredirect/home.html';
  2. Testing Our Code

    Now that we have the HTML files and JavaScript set up, we can test if it works. Launch your local server and navigate to your project folder via localhost/<your_project_folder>.

    Once it loads, if you’d like, you can fill out the form with arbitrary data. Also, you can implement logic that ensures your user fills the form.

    However, the important thing is to ensure that the redirect works when clicking on the button. So, go ahead and click the button.

    Your web browser should redirect to the second HTML file if you’ve done everything right. We show an example of the redirect in the following GIF image.

    Form Redirect With JS

  3. The CSS Code

    The next CSS code block styles the form.

    * {
    	padding: 0;
    	margin: 0;
    	box-sizing: border-box;
    main {
    	margin: 2em auto;
    	width: 50%;
    	outline: 1px solid #1a1a1a;
    .form-row {
    	padding: 0.5em;
    	display: flex;
    	justify-content: space-around;
    .form-row input {
    	width: 45%;
    	padding: 0.2em;
    .form-row button {
    	padding: 0.5em;
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