HTML List Based Multiple Select Plugin with jQuery - Rekaf

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HTML List Based Multiple Select Plugin with jQuery - Rekaf

Rekaf is lightweight, flexible jQuery plugin which transforms a list of checkboxes / radio buttons / plain text into a styleable select dropdown widget with support for multiple select.

Basic usage:

1. Include the jQuery Rekaf plugin after jQuery JavaScript library, before the closing body tag.

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

2. Add the primary CSS styles into your CSS file.

.multi-select {
  width: 23.07692%;
  display: inline-block;
  vertical-align: top;
  margin-right: 20px

.fake-select {
  height: 33px;
  line-height: 33px;
  background-color: #fff;
  border: 1px solid #ccc

.fake-select:after {
  content: "";
  border: 10px solid transparent;
  border-top-color: #333;
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 10;
  right: 10px;
  top: 50%;
  margin-top: -5px

.fake-select>.title {
  padding: 0 10px;
  position: relative;
  z-index: 11

.fake-select ul {
  background-color: #fff;
  width: 100%;
  border: 1px solid #ccc;
  padding: 5px 0;
  left: -1px;
  top: 33px

.fake-select li { padding: 0 10px }

.fake-select li.selected a {
  padding-left: 20px;
  position: relative

.fake-select li.selected a:before {
  content: "*";
  position: absolute;
  left: 10px

.fake-select a:hover { color: #000 }

.fake-select input[type=radio] { margin-right: 10px }

.fake-select {
  position: relative;
  cursor: pointer;
  text-align: left;
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  -moz-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box

.fake-select>.title {
  display: block;
  text-overflow: ellipsis;
  overflow: hidden;
  white-space: nowrap;
  -webkit-user-select: none;
  -moz-user-select: none;
  -ms-user-select: none;
  user-select: none

.fake-select a, .fake-select label { display: block }

.fake-select .disabled {
  opacity: .3;
  cursor: default

.multi-select>.title { white-space: normal }

.fake-select-list {
  position: absolute;
  display: none;
  left: 0;
  list-style: none;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  background-color: #fff;
  width: 100%

.no-js .fake-select:hover .fake-select-list { display: block }

3. Initialize the plugin.


4. Create an html list based select box with anchors.

<div class="fake-select single-select toggle-select">
  <span class="title" data-orig-text="Designer">Choose Designer</span>
  <ul class="fake-select-list">
    <li><a href="#">Choose Designer</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Alexander McQueen</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Christian Louboutin</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Jimmy Choo</a></li>
    <li><a href="#">Manolo Blahnik</a></li>

5. Create an html list based select box with radio buttons.

<div class="fake-select single-select input-select"> <span class="title" data-orig-text="Designer">Choose Designer</span>
  <ul class="fake-select-list">
      <label for="choose-designer">
        <input id="choose-designer" value="0" type="radio" name="designer">
        Choose Designer</label>
      <label for="alexander-mcqueen">
        <input id="alexander-mcqueen" disabled="disabled" value="alexander-mcqueen" type="radio" name="designer">
        Alexander McQueen</label>
      <label for="christian-louboutin">
        <input id="christian-louboutin" checked="checked" value="christian-louboutin" type="radio" name="designer">
        Christian Louboutin</label>
      <label for="jimmy-choo">
        <input id="jimmy-choo" value="jimmy-choo" type="radio" name="designer">
        Jimmy Choo</label>
    <li class="selected">
      <label for="manolo-blahnik">
        <input id="manolo-blahnik" value="manolo-blahnik" type="radio" name="designer">
        Manolo Blahnik</label>

6. Customization options.

// CSS z-index property
zIndex: 1500,

// enable multiple select
mulitselect: false,

// using a screen to detect when to close the select.
useScreen: true,

// enable touch listerners
touch: false,

// click to remove selected items
clickRemoveSelected: false,

// CSS class for disabled items
disabledClass: 'disabled',

// CSS class for selected items
selectedClass: 'selected',

// limit the number of titles displayed in the " ... items selected"
multiselectTitleLimit: 4,

// text to display how manu items you selected
multiselectTitleLimitText: ' items selected',

// Delimits text when more than one option is selected in a multiselect dropdown.
delimiter: ', ',

// prevent link events
preventLinks: true,

preventInlineStyles: false,
debug: false

7. Public methods.

// open the select dropdown

// update the dropdown values

// reset the select dropdown

8. Events.

// triggered when a value is selected
$('SELECTOR').on(rekaf.selected, function(){
  // Do something 

// triggered when a value is unselected
$('SELECTOR').on(rekaf.unselected, function(){
  // Do something

// triggered when a select dropdown is opened
$('SELECTOR').on(rekaf.opened, function(){
  // Do something 

Change log:


  • Enabled pre select for anchor lists


  • Added a new property to stop position relative being added as an inline style.


  • Improvements to noscreen interaction now closes other lists if open.


  • Fixed opened trigger

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