Working to a JS script, I wanted to add a pause in the execution of the script.
In PHP there is a function sleep() to delay execution of the PHP script, but JavaScript doesn't have such a function.
Looking on the net, I found a solution to delay the execution of some code in JS script, by using the setTimeout() function.

Here's the method, the code that must be executed after pause must be inside a function that will be accessed with setTimeout():

setTimeout( function(){
 // here add the code (or call a function) to be executed after pause
}, 1000 );
- 1000 represents the number of millisecond of the pause (for 2 seconds add 2000).

Example, executing a JS code after a specified time

The following script it writes a text in page (with document.write), then, after a pause of 2.3 seconds it will display an alert dialog window.

//executes some code after a 'pause' (in millisecond)
function testPause(pause){
 setTimeout(()=>{
 // code that must be executed after the pause
 alert('Hi, I came after 2.3 seconds');
 }, pause );
}

document.write('Hi there, wait');

testPause(2300);
Here is another example that adds a 'Loading ...' message into an HTML element, than, after 2.5 seconds it adds another content.
<div id='cnt'> </div>

<script>
function simLoad(id){
 // display 'Loading ..', and use setTimeout() to access a function after 2.3 seconds
 document.getElementById(id).innerHTML = '<h4>Loading ...</h4>';

 setTimeout(()=>{ adContent(id); }, 2500);

 /* in this case setTimeout() can be used also like this
 setTimeout('adContent(''+id+'')', 2500);
 */
}

// this function adds a content inside a HTML element, with the ID passed in parameter
function adContent(id){
 document.getElementById(id).innerHTML ='JavaScript Tutorial - <em>Pause the script in JS</em> - <a href='//coursesweb.net/javascript' title='JavaScript Course'>JavaScript Course</a>';
}

simLoad('cnt'); // access simLoad() with the ID of HTML tag
</script>

Daily Test with Code Example

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP-MySQL
Which tag defines the clickable areas inside the image map?
<map> <img> <area>
<img src="image.jpg" usemap="#map1">
<map name="map1">
  <area shape="rect" coords="9, 120, 56, 149" href="#">
  <area shape="rect" coords="100, 200, 156, 249" href="#">
</map>
Which CSS property defines what is done if the content in a box is too big for its defined space?
display overflow position
#id {
  overflow: auto;
}
Click on the event which is triggered when the mouse is positioned over an object.
onclick onmouseover onmouseout
document.getElementById("id").onmouseover = function(){
  document.write("Have Good Life");
}
Indicate the PHP variable that contains data added in URL address after the "?" character.
$_SESSION $_GET $_POST
if(isset($_GET["id"])) {
  echo $_GET["id"];
}
Add Pause in JavaScript script

Last accessed pages

  1. JavaScript code and PHP (26630)
  2. PHP getElementById and getElementsByTagName (32968)
  3. Get Attribute (ID, Class, Name, Title, Src) with jQuery (64207)
  4. Contact page - CoursesWeb (27507)
  5. Tabs effect with CSS (28179)

Popular pages this month

  1. Making DIV Contents Scroll Horizontally, with multiple Div`s inside (1587)
  2. Contact page - CoursesWeb (1550)
  3. Tabs effect with CSS (1544)
  4. PHP getElementById and getElementsByTagName (750)
  5. Get Attribute (ID, Class, Name, Title, Src) with jQuery (625)