Get the current URL using jQuery?

The current URL in jQuery can be obtained by using the ‘href’ property of the Location object which contains information about the current URL. The ‘href’ property returns a string with the full URL of the current page.

Syntax:

$(location).attr('href')

Example-1:



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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Get current URL using jQuery?</title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">GeeksForGeeks</h1>
    <b>Get current URL using jQuery?</b>
    <p>Click on the button below to get the current page URL</p>
    <p> The current URL is: <span class="output"></span></p>
    <button id="btn">Get current </button>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <script>
        $('#btn').click(function() {
            currLoc = $(location).attr('href');
            document.querySelector('.output').textContent = currLoc;
        });
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:

Before clicking the button:

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After clicking the button:

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <title>Get current URL using jQuery?</title>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h1 style="color: green">GeeksForGeeks</h1>
    <b>Get current URL using jQuery?</b>
    <span class="output"></span>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <script>
        alert("host = " + $(location).attr('host') + 
              "\nhostname = " + $(location).attr('hostname') + 
              "\npathname = " + $(location).attr('pathname') + 
              "\nhref = " + $(location).attr('href') + 
              "\nport = " + $(location).attr('port') + 
              "\nprotocol = " + $(location).attr('protocol'));
    </script>
</body>
  
</html>

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Output:



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