How To Disable Button With Jquery

In this blog post, we will learn how to disable a button using jQuery. Disabling a button can be useful in various scenarios, such as preventing users from submitting a form multiple times, or disabling specific actions until certain conditions are met. jQuery makes this task quick and easy.


To follow along, you will need the following:

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and JavaScript
  • jQuery library included in your project

If you don’t have jQuery included in your project, you can add it by including the following script tag in the head section of your HTML file:

<script src=""></script>

Disabling a Button with jQuery

Let’s begin with an example. We have a simple HTML button:

<button id="myButton" type="button">Click me!</button>

To disable this button using jQuery, you can use the following code:

$("#myButton").attr("disabled", true);

This code selects the button with the ID myButton and sets the disabled attribute to true. The button will now be disabled and unresponsive to user clicks.

Enabling a Disabled Button

If you want to enable the button again, you can simply change the disabled attribute to false:

$("#myButton").attr("disabled", false);

Disabling a Button on Click

Let’s say you want to disable the button as soon as it is clicked. You can achieve this by adding a click event listener to the button:

$("#myButton").on("click", function () {
    $(this).attr("disabled", true);

This code will disable the button immediately after it is clicked, preventing multiple clicks.


In this blog post, we learned how to disable a button using jQuery. Disabling buttons can be helpful in a variety of situations, and jQuery provides a simple and efficient way to achieve this. Remember to include the jQuery library in your project and use the appropriate selectors for your button elements.