How to disable Turbolinks in a specific page?

I have an issue with a script only working when refreshing the page and so I’m trying to disable Turbolinks for only that page. The code below doesn’t work. However, if I add the “data-no-turbolink” attribute directly to the body tag in application.html.erb it works. How do I disable Turbolinks in my view? I have followed the solution posted here, Rails 4: disable Turbolinks in a specific page but I can’t get it to work.

I have the gem ‘jquery-turbolinks’ installed.


<% content_for :body do %>
 <% if controller.controller_name == 'pages' && controller.action_name == 'policy' %>
  <body data-no-turbolink="true">
 <% end %>
<% end %>

<div class="row">
 <div class="small-12 medium-8 large-7 columns end">
  <a href="" class="nostyle" title="Policy">Policy</a>
  <script>(function (w,d) {var loader = function () {var s = d.createElement("script"), tag = d.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.src = "//"; tag.parentNode.insertBefore(s,tag);}; if(w.addEventListener){w.addEventListener("load", loader, false);}else if(w.attachEvent){w.attachEvent("onload", loader);}else{w.onload = loader;}})(window, document); 

You can use this oneliner in your layout:

<body <%= "data-no-turbolinks="true"".html_safe if controller_name=="pages" && action_name=="policy" %>>

But the other way to do it, which I use mostly, would be to put this chunk of code to the links leading to this page…

So, let’s suppose your route is named :policy, you should do this:

<%= link_to "Policy", policy_path, :"data-no-turbolink" => true %>

Long time has gone, here is an update

Recently, I have started using turbolinks 5.0 beta, by:

gem 'turbolinks', '~> 5.0.0.beta'

It gets far easier… All document ready javascript gets loaded, no problem… All you have to do is add a listener to the load event.

$(document).on('turbolinks:load', named_function );
var named_function = function() {
    // thinks to do on document load

You don’t have to also add

$(document).ready(function (){
     // stuff



Because Turbolinks will gracefully fall back to document load if the page is hard loaded.

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For turbolinks 5 if you use this method mentioned above:

    <%= link_to "Policy", policy_path, :"data-no-turbolink" => true %>

You’ll need to change it to:

    <%= link_to "Policy", policy_path, :"data-turbolinks" => false %>

I tried the other methods mentioned here to no avail, but from the Turbolinks 5 docs, you can insert this meta tag on the page that you want to always load without Turbolinks.

<meta name="turbolinks-visit-control" content="reload">

Adding a data attribute to all links means that you have to know where all those links are, which is brittle if you have a situation where there might be inline links in user-created content.

The body tag data attribute method didn’t work for me as I’d expect it to – I’d have assumed that loading a turbolinks-supported page and then clicking a link to go to a page where you want to disable turbolinks would result in a full, standard page load. That didn’t seem to be the case, especially with back button or history navigation.

Adding this meta tag forces Turbolinks 5 to do a full page reload before it attempts to insert any content into the dom. You get that classic flash of a blank page, but if like me, you’re using external Javascript that needs to fire without interference from Turbolinks, that’s the desired behaviour.

this is going sound really simple

<%- if params[:controller] == 'controller_name' and params[:action] == 'index' %>
  <body data-no-turbolink="true">
<%- else %>
  <body data-no-turbolink="false">
<%- end %>

I hope this help.

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For the last Turbolinks, I’ve to add both add:

<meta name="turbolinks-visit-control" content="reload">

in the <head> and:

 <body data-turbolinks="false">

in place of the <body> tag to fully disable Turbolinks for a specific page.

To turn off turbolink for a specific link

<a href="/" data-turbolinks="false"></a>

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