jQuery Plugin To Convert Html Lists Into A Dropdown List - NavToSelect

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jQuery Plugin To Convert Html Lists Into A Dropdown List - NavToSelect

NavToSelect is a jQuery plugin designed for responsive navigation that automatically converts a ul li based navigation into a dropdown select menu for better experience on mobile devices. 

How to use it:

1. Include the latest jQuery library together with JQuery navtoselect plugin in your web page.

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="src/jquery-navtoselect.js"></script>

2. Create a multi-level navigation with nested Html lists.

<nav id="example">
<li><a href="#">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Categories</a>
<li><a href="#">Category 1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Category 2</a></li>
<li> <a href="#">Page</a>
<li><a href="#">Page 1</a></li>
<li><a href="#">Page 2</a></li>
<li><a href="#">External</a></li>
<li><a href="#top">Go to top</a></li>

3. Call the plugin on the navigation.

<script type="text/javascript">

4. Available options and defaults.

maxLevel: 4,
prependTo: null,
activeClass: 'active',
linkSelector: 'a:first',
indentString: '&ndash;',
indentSpace: true,
placeholder: 'Navigate to...',
useOptgroup: false,
namespace: 'navToSelect',
itemFilter: function itemFilter($li) {
  return true;
getItemLabel: function getItemLabel($li) {
  return $li.find(this.options.linkSelector).text();
getItemsFromList: function getItemsFromList($list, level) {
  var that = this;
  var _items = [];


    function() {
      var $li = $(this);

      if (!that.options.itemFilter($li)) {

      var item = {
        value: that.getItemValue($li),
        label: that.options.getItemLabel.call(that, $li),
        linkable: that.isLinkable($li),
        actived: that.isActived($li)

      if ($li.children('ul, ol').length) {
        item.items = [];
        $li.children('ul, ol').each(

          function() {
            item.items = item.items.concat(that.options.getItemsFromList.call(that, $(this), level + 1));


  return _items;
onChange: function onChange() {
  if ($(this).data('linkable') !== false) {
    document.location.href = this.value;

5. The required CSS to set the breakpoint via media queries.

nav ul, nav li {
margin-top: 0;
margin-bottom: 0;
.navToSelect {
display: none;

/* Mobile device */
@media only screen and (max-width: 767px) {
nav ul {
display: none;
.navToSelect {
display: block;

Change log:

v0.5.1 (2016-10-17)

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