10 Best Table Of Contents JavaScript Plugins (2022 Update)

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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

This is a collection of 10 best (most downloaded) table of contents jQuery and Vanilla JavaScript plugins for your long web content to improve user experience and boost search engine rankings. Have fun.

Originally Published Mar 18 2019, updated Feb 04 2022

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Table Of Contents Plugins:

Sidebar Table Of Contents Generator with jQuery and Bootstrap - Bootstrap Toc

A lightweight jQuery & Bootstrap plugin used to generate a sticky, collapsible table of contents from heading tags within the document.

Sidebar Table Of Contents Generator with jQuery and Bootstrap - Bootstrap Toc

[Demo] [Download]


Generate Fixed Table Of Contents With Scrollspy - jQuery createTOC

A simple table of content generator which automatically generates a list of internal anchor links pointing to the corresponding page sections within the document.

Generate Fixed Table Of Contents With Scrollspy - jQuery createTOC

[Demo] [Download]


Create A Table Of Contents From Headings - jQuery contentify

A simple and lightweight jQuery plugin to automatically generate a table of content from the heading tags (h1, h2, etc) in your HTML document.

Create A Table Of Contents From Headings - jQuery contentify

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Table of Contents Plugin - Tocify

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.

jQuery Table of Contents Plugin - Tocify

[Demo] [Download]


Dynamic Breadcrumb-style Table Of Contents Plugin - dynamicBreadcrumb

A jQuery plugin used for generating a sticky breadcrumb-style table of contents that will auto update depending on the current page section you're viewing on.

Dynamic Breadcrumb-style Table Of Contents Plugin - dynamicBreadcrumb

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Table Of Contents Plugins:

Highly Customizable Table Of Contents Generator – Tocbot

Tocbot is an easy yet highly customizable TOC (table of contents) generator created with pure JavaScript. It allows you to automatically generate an interactive in-page navigation menu from headling elements with support for scrollspy and smooth scroll.

Highly Customizable Table Of Contents Generator – Tocbot

[Demo] [Download]


Generating A Table Of Contents with Pure JavaScript – TOC

TOC is a jQuery-free JavaScript plugin that automatically generates a table of contents from HTML heading tags of your long content.

Generating A Table Of Contents with Pure JavaScript – TOC

[Demo] [Download]


table-of-contents.js

A really simple table of contents generator to create a hierarchical in-page navigation list from heading elements found within the document.

table-of-contents.js

[Demo] [Download]


Collapsible Side Table Of Contents In JavaScript – DocumentOutline

A table of contents JavaScript library specially designed for documentation websites.

Collapsible Side Table Of Contents In JavaScript – DocumentOutline

[Demo] [Download]


Generate List Based Table Of Contents For Long Document – html-contents

html-contents is a standalone JavaScript library which dynamically generates semantic, SEO-friendly, hierarchical table of contents from heading elements within your long document.

Generate List Based Table Of Contents For Long Document – html-contents

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Seeking more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Table Of Contents on the web & mobile? See jQuery Table Of Contents and JavaScript Table Of Contents sections for more details.

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