Simple Flexible jQuery Dropdown Menu Plugin - Dropit

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Simple Flexible jQuery Dropdown Menu Plugin - Dropit

Dropit is a jQuery plugin to create a simple clean dropdown toggle menu appending to any Html elements. Fully customizable and stylable via CSS and Javascript. Useful for creating action menus for your web/mobile applications.

Basic Usage:

1. Include dropit.css inside your head section and dropit.js after jQuery library but before the closing body tag.

<link href="dropit.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<script src=""></script>
<script src="dropit.js"></script>

2. Create a dropdown menu with a toggle button using nested Html lists.

<ul id="demo" class="menu">
<li><a href="#" class="btn">Click Me</a>
<li><a href="#">Some Action 1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Some Action 2</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Some Action 3</a></li>

3. Call the plugin on the ul element.

$(document).ready(function() {

4. Available options and callbacks.

$(document).ready(function() {
action: 'click', // The open action for the trigger
submenuEl: 'ul', // The submenu element
triggerEl: 'a', // The trigger element
triggerParentEl: 'li', // The trigger parent element
afterLoad: function(){}, // Triggers when plugin has loaded
beforeShow: function(){}, // Triggers before submenu is shown
afterShow: function(){}, // Triggers after submenu is shown
beforeHide: function(){}, // Triggers before submenu is hidden
afterHide: function(){} // Triggers before submenu is hidden

4. Sample CSS to style the dropdown menu.

.menu ul {
display: none;
} /* Hide before plugin loads */
.menu ul.dropit-submenu {
background-color: #fff;
border: 1px solid #b2b2b2;
padding: 6px 0;
margin: 3px 0 0 1px;
-webkit-border-radius: 3px;
-moz-border-radius: 3px;
border-radius: 3px;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);
box-shadow: 0px 1px 3px rgba(0,0,0,0.15);
.menu ul.dropit-submenu a {
display: block;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 25px;
color: #7a868e;
padding: 0 18px;
.menu ul.dropit-submenu a:hover {
background: #248fc1;
color: #fff;
text-decoration: none;

Change log:


  • Fix 'mouseleave' for vertical Menus
  • Make sure events are only bound once

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