Inspired by a similar feature at, this jQuery Plugin will help you display messages at the top of your page with an assortment of options.

Download the latest version 2.1 of the plugin at

Please see the site, as the information below is for previous versions. This has been updated!



This is my first attempt at a jQuery Plugin, so although it works fine for my liking, I am sure there are many things that can be done more effectively.

  • Message displayed at the top of page (no scrolling to view error)
  • Multiple messages can be displayed
  • Options to automatically close the message after set delay
  • Message closes with blur/’esc’ key/’close’ link


You can install showMessage jQuery Plugin by including the script somewhere in the page AFTER jQuery. This plugin should work on jQuery version 1.3.2+.