jQuery Loading Overlay Plugin

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Loading Overlay

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jQuery Loading Overlay Plugin

Uses Javascript to add/remove a loading overlay to a target element. It can be called on any element that should receive the loading overlay, and accepts options for class selectors and loading overlay text. The overlay itself must be styled via CSS.

Getting Started

Download the production version or the development version.

In your web page:

<script src="jquery.js"></script>
<script src="dist/loading-overlay.min.js"></script>
jQuery(function($) {
  // Calling the plugin
  // (prepends a div.loading to the target element)

  // Removing the loading overlay


See a working example of the loading-overlay in action, both with and without CSS styling.


Available options, explictly set to their defaults:

  loadingClass: 'loading',          // Class added to target while loading
  overlayClass: 'loading-overlay',  // Class added to overlay (style with CSS)
  spinnerClass: 'loading-spinner',  // Class added to loading overlay spinner
  iconClass: 'loading-icon',        // Class added to loading overlay spinner
  textClass: 'loading-text',        // Class added to loading overlay spinner
  loadingText: 'loading'            // Text within loading overlay

NOTE: If loadingClass or overlayClass options are passed when initializing the loading overlay, the same options must be passed when removing that overlay:

$('#target').loadingOverlay('remove', {
  loadingClass: 'loading',
  overlayClass: 'loading-overlay'

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