Simple & Accessible jQuery Accordion Plugin - koalapse

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Simple & Accessible jQuery Accordion Plugin - koalapse

Koalapse is a simple jQuery accordion plugin that uses WAI-ARIA attributes to make your accordion panels accessible for users who use a keyboard only and cannot use a mouse.

How to use it:

1. Load the koalapse.css for basic accordion styles.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/koalapse.css">

2. Create an accordion interface with plain Html structure.

<div class="koalapse">
  <h3 class="koalapse__title"> Heading 1 </h3>
  <div class="koalapse__content">
    <p> Content 1</p>
  <h3 class="koalapse__title"> Heading 2 </h3>
  <div class="koalapse__content">
    <p> Content 2</p>
  <h3 class="koalapse__title"> Heading 3 </h3>
  <div class="koalapse__content">
    <p> Content 3</p>

3. Load jQuery library and the jQuery Koalapse plugin at the bottom of the document.

<script src="//"></script>
<script src="js/koalapse.js"></script>

4. Call the plugin with options.


 // CSS class for content panels
 "panelClass": "koalapse__content",

 // Only one content panel can be expanded at a time
"closeOthers": true,

"showContentOnFocus": false,

"showFirst": true


5. Add custom CSS styles to the accordion.

.koalapse__title {
  margin-bottom: 0;
  position: relative;

.koalapse__title button:after {
  content: "+";
  color: #fff;
  font-size: 1.5em;
  line-height: 1;
  position: absolute;
  right: 1rem;
  top: 0.75rem;

.koalapse__title button[aria-expanded="true"]:after { content: '-'; }

.koalapse__title:first-child button { border-top: 0; }

.koalapse__title button {
  font-size: 0.75rem;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  text-align: left;
  color: #fff;
  border: 0;
  border-top: 1px solid #CC231E;
  background-color: #F5624D;
  padding: 1em;
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  cursor: pointer;

.koalapse__title button:hover,
.koalapse__title button:focus { background-color: #CC231E; }

.koalapse__content {
  background-color: #eee;
  padding: 0.25em 1em;

.koalapse__content + .koalapse__title { margin-top: 0; }

Change log:


  • Accordion fully functionnal
  • New options / better keyboard tabs

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by chrishrmnn. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.