How to check / uncheck all check boxes using jQuery?

You may have noticed select/deselect all functionality on websites like, or even in the wordpress admin dashboard basically which allows you to select all emails or posts on the page with single click. Which can be convenient to have check / uncheck multiple checkboxes with single click especially if the list is vast.

Here is the code snippet:



What happens in this code is when user clicks “Select All” checkbox, the code first checks the status of checkbox with id “selecctall”, and loops thought each checkbox with class ‘permission’ and applies “selecctall” checkbox status to all other checkboxes.

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I am Arjun from Hyderabad (India). I have been working as a software engineer from last 7+ years, and its my passion to learn new things and implement them as a practice. Aside from work, I likes gardening and spending time with pets. Protection Status