cup_of cup_of - 2 years ago 135
HTML Question

How to toggle a radio button on and off using jQuery?

Hello I have a radio button I need to be able to toggle on and off. I know I should use a checkbox but unfortunately I am constrained to use radio buttons for reasons that would be too long to explain.

Its a single radio button so when I click on it, theres no way to turn it off.

Is it possible to toggle a single radio button on and off using jQuery?

This is what I have so far, but I cant get it to work.

jQuery('.gfield_radio li input').click(function() {
if(jQuery(this).is(':checked')) {
jQuery(this).prop('checked', true);

else if (!jQuery(this).is(':checked')) {
jQuery(this).prop('checked', false);

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Answer Source

I wouldn't personally use a radio button. Anyway the code below is gonna work.

    var radioState;

    $('.my-radio').on('click', function() {
        if (radioState === this) {
            this.checked = false;
            radioState = null;
        } else {
            radioState = this;

jsfiddle here:

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