Chris Conway Chris Conway - 4 months ago 28x
jQuery Question

jQuery autohide element after 5 seconds

Is it possible to automatically hide an element in a web page 5 seconds after the form loads using jQuery?

Basically, I've got

<div id="successMessage">Project saved successfully!</div>

that I'd like to disappear after 5 seconds. I've looked at jQuery UI and the hide effect but I'm having a little trouble getting it work the way I want it to.

<script type="text/javascript">
$(function() {
function runEffect() {

var selectedEffect = 'blind';

var options = {};

$("#successMessage").hide(selectedEffect, options, 500);

$("#successMessage").click(function() {
return false;

I'd like the click function to be removed and add a timeout method that calls the runEffect() after 5 seconds.

mucho gracias!

$(function() {
    // setTimeout() function will be fired after page is loaded
    // it will wait for 5 sec. and then will fire
    // $("#successMessage").hide() function
    setTimeout(function() {
        $("#successMessage").hide('blind', {}, 500)
    }, 5000);

Note: In order to make you jQuery function work inside setTimeout you should wrap it inside

function() { ... }