Toggle content with jQuery; show/hide a block

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Do you want to show and hide content? Thus, toggle the content?

Here's an simple way doing it with jQuery. This is really a basic example, e.g. the link could be replaced by a button.

The toggle of the text could also be omitted and you could write "Show/hide Example".


Show Example


<a id="show-example" onclick="false">Show Example</a>

<div id="example" style="display: none">Example block</div>

    (function ($) {
          $(document).ready(function() {
          $("#show-example").click(function () {
             if ($('#example').is(":visible")) {
                 $(this).html($(this).html().replace(/Hide/, 'Show'));
             } else {
                 $(this).html($(this).html().replace(/Show/, 'Hide'));
             // Do it afterwards as the operation is async

In case of Drupal, you should use the Drupal.behaviors instead of $(document).ready(function() {

  Drupal.behaviors.toggle = {
    attach: function (context, settings) {
      [inner of "$(document).ready(function() {" comes here]