Refreshing or redirecting a page using only HTML



February 15, 2021

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Hey guys, how are you? 😊✌️

On today's tip we'll check how to easily redirect or simply refresh a page with an HTML meta tag.

This is super simple. By creating a 'meta' tag with the attribute 'http-equiv="refresh''' we can make the page refresh automatically. By passing a 'content' attribute we can set a timer for the page to refresh.

So if we use 'meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10"' the page will automatically refresh in 10 seconds.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10;url=" />

Another thing we can do is pass an URL on the "content" attribute and the page will redirect to that URL. With 'meta http-equiv="refresh" content="10; url="' our page will redirect to '' after 10 seconds.

And that's it! Have you ever used this meta refresh?