Responsive Collapsible Menu For Bootstrap 4

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Responsive Collapsible Menu For Bootstrap 4

A jQuery/Bootstrap 4 extension that responsively handles the horizontal nav and adds overflowing menu items into a dropdown when there isn't enough space to fit all menu items.

Click the More button you will find all the collapsed menu items in a dropdown list.

How to use it:

1. Add a dropdown (collapsed menu) to your Bootstrap nav component. Currently only supports Pills.

<ul class="nav nav-pills d-flex justify-content-between">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a href="#!" class="nav-link active">Link 1</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a href="#!" class="nav-link">Link 2</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a href="#!" class="nav-link">Link 3</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a href="#!" class="nav-link">Link 4</a>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a href="#!" class="nav-link">Link 5</a>
  ... More Link Here ...
  <li class="nav-item dropdown collapsed-menu">
    <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" href="#" role="button" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">More</a>
    <div class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-right collapsed-items" aria-labelledby="dropdownMenuButton"></div>

2. The main function to handle the menu items.

var CollapsibleMenu = {
  init: function(parent) {
      var menu = parent; // 'parent' is the argument sent with the init function
      var menuHeight = menu.innerHeight(); // Measure the height of the menu - this is important as it will detect if the menu overflows
      var maxMenuHeight = 50; // A static number in px that the menu won't overflow normally, but will overflow when there are too many items. Usually a wee bit higher than `menuHeight`

      if (menuHeight >= maxMenuHeight) { // If overflowing...
          while(menuHeight > maxMenuHeight) {
              var children = menu.children('li:not(:last-child)'); // Don't count our 'More' dropdown
              var count = children.length; // Count items

              // Create the new menu item.
              var item = $(children[count - 1]);
              var newMenuItem = '<a class="dropdown-item" href="' + item.children('a').attr('href') + '">' + item.text() + '</a>'; // Markup of our new dropdown item

              // Prepend the new menu item to the collapsed menu list

              // Remove the menu item from the main area

              // Reset the height
              menuHeight = menu.innerHeight();
      else { // If not overflowing
          var count = 0;
          while(menuHeight < maxMenuHeight && (menu.children('li').length > 0) && count++ < 20) { // 20 is an absurd number, however, this example is also extreme
              var collapsed = menu.find('.collapsed-items').children('a'); // Find our collapsed elements
              var count = collapsed.length; // Count our collapsed elements

              if (count) { // If there are elements
                  // Create the new item
                  var item = $(collapsed[0]);
                  var newMenuItem = '<li class="nav-item">\n<a href="' + item.attr('href') + '" class="nav-link">' + item.text() + '</a>\n</li>'; // Markup of our new menu item

                  // Insert the new item into the collapsed menu area

                  // Remove the item from the nav list

                  // Reset height
                  menuHeight = menu.innerHeight();
              else { // If there are no elements

          if (menuHeight > maxMenuHeight) { // If the height overflows
              // ...then init

      // Hide the collapsed menu list if no items are present
      if (!menu.find('.collapsed-items').children('a').length) {
      } else {

3. Attach the function to the Bootstrap nav.


4. Re-init the collapse menu on window resize.

$(window).resize(function() {

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