What Is Table Of Contents
Table Of Contents (TOC) is a kind of in-page navigation that displays a list of anchor links pointing to the different page sections within the HTML document.
It can help improve the user experience on the long webpage thereby increasing your ranking in search engines.
In general, a table of contents plugin automatically exacts content from heading elements (h1, h2, h3, etc) within the document and generates anchor links based on the CSS ID you assign.
Clicking the anchor links will scroll the page to the corresponding page sections for better in-page navigation experience.
The Best Table Of Contents Plugin
Originally Published Mar 18 2019, updated Feb 25 2021
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Best jQuery Table Of Contents Plugins:
A lightweight jQuery & Bootstrap plugin used to generate a sticky, collapsible table of contents from heading tags within the document.
A simple table of content generator which automatically generates a list of internal anchor links pointing to the corresponding page sections within the document.
Tocify is a jQuery Plugin for creating a table of of contents that provides support for smooth scrolling, scroll highlighting, scroll page extending, and forward and back button support.
Just another jQuery plugin which makes it easier to create a table of contents for your long documents with support for scrollspy and smooth scroll. The smooth scroll experience is provided by the smooth-scroller plugin which has been integrated into the plugin.
stickyNavigator is a jQuery plugin that helps you to create a sticky in-page navigation (table of contents) from specific heading tags within the document.
Best Vanilla JS Table Of Contents Plugins:
This is a pretty cool side TOC (table of contents) & navigation system which allows to highlight the current nav item with an animated progress line when you scroll through the webpage.
A really simple table of contents generator to create a hierarchical in-page navigation list from heading elements found within the document.