10 Best Accordion Menu Components In jQuery/JavaScript/CSS (2021 Update)

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The accordion menu component enables the visitor to vertically expand/collapse sub menu items just like an accordion.

In this post you will find out the 10 best jQuery/JavaScript/CSS accordion menu components to organize and display your large multi-level navigation system in an elegant way.

Originally Published May 19 2019, updated Feb 11 2021

Table of contents:

jQuery Accordion Menu Plugins:

jQuery Accordion Menu Plugin For Bootstrap 4/3 - metisMenu

metisMenu is a simple jQuery menu plugin for Bootstrap 3 that help you create a collapsible menu with animated accordion effects and auto collapse support.

jQuery Accordion Menu Plugin For Bootstrap 4/3 - metisMenu

[Demo] [Download]


Bootstrap Style Vertical Accordion Menu with jQuery and CSS3 - bs_leftnavi

A jQuery plugin for creating a Bootstrap style vertical nav menu which allows you to expand/collapse menu categories with smooth slide effects.

Bootstrap Style Vertical Accordion Menu with jQuery and CSS3 - bs_leftnavi

[Demo] [Download]


A lightweight, SEO-friendly jQuery content toggle plugin to generate a hierarchical tree or multi-level accordion menu from nested HTML unordered lists.

 

Hierarchical Tree & Multi-level Accordion Plugin - mgAccordion

[Demo] [Download]


Super Smooth Accordion Dropdown Menu Using jQuery and CSS3

Creating an accordion-style dropdown menu using jQuery and CSS3 transitions & transforms.

Super Smooth Accordion Dropdown Menu Using jQuery and CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


Responsive & Multi-Level Accordion Menu Plugin

An easy jQuery plugin to create a multi-level and fully responsive accordion menu (dropdown list) from any nested Html elements.

Responsive & Multi-Level Accordion Menu Plugin

[Demo] [Download]


Vanilla JS Accordion Menu Libraries:

SEO-friendly Accordion Menu In Vanilla JavaScript

A small pure JavaScript library that transforms nested HTML unordered lists into a smooth multi-level accordion menu.

SEO-friendly Accordion Menu In Vanilla JavaScript

[Demo] [Download]


Smooth Vertical Accordion Menu With JavaScript And CSS3

A smooth vertical accordion menu created with JavaScript, CSS, CSS3 transitions, Font Awesome, and nested HTML lists.

Smooth Vertical Accordion Menu With JavaScript And CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


Pure CSS Accordion Menus:

Multilevel Accordion Menu with Plain HTML & CSS

A simple Html5 / CSS3 approach to making a multilevel sliding accordion menu from nested html lists. It uses checkbox+label hacks for toggling hierarchical menus and several CSS3 properties for smooth sliding effects.

Multilevel Accordion Menu with Plain HTML & CSS

[Demo] [Download]


Simple Accordion Menu with CSS3 Transitions

A simple accordion navigation menu built with only CSS and animated by CSS3 transitions.

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[Demo] [Download]


SEO-friendly Accordion Menu In Pure CSS/CSS3

A smooth, semantic, SEO-friendly accordion menu (dropdown menu) built with HTML unordered list and CSS/CSS3.

SEO-friendly Accordion Menu In Pure CSS/CSS3

[Demo] [Download]


Conclusion:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Accordion Menus on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Gauge and JavaScript/CSS Gauge sections.

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