jQuery Plugin To Create An Alphabetical Navigation Filter - listnav

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jQuery Plugin To Create An Alphabetical Navigation Filter - listnav

listnav is a jQuery plugin for creating an alphabetical navigation that allows you to filter a list of DOM elements with alphabets and numbers.

Basic Usage:

1. Include the required listnav.css in the document <head> section.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/listnav.css">

2. Include the needed jQuery JavaScript library and the jQuery listnav plugin's script at the bottom of the document.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js"></script>
<script src="js/jquery-listnav.js"></script>

3. Call the plugin on your Html list to generate a basic alphabetical filter.


4. Available plugin options.

// Set custom text in navbar to ALL button
allText: 'All',

// Requires jQuery Cookie Plugin
cookieName: null,

// A comma separated list of selectors you want to exclude from the count function (numbers on top of navigation)
dontCount: '',

// Filter the list to a specific letter on init 
// ('a'-'z', '-' [numbers 0-9], '_' [other])
initLetter: '',

// Add a custom set of letters for non-engligh languages
letters: ['_', 'a', 'b', 'c'],

// Include the ALL button
includeAll: true,  

// Include a '...' option to filter non-english characters by
includeOther: false,

// Include a '0-9' option to filter by
includeNums: true, 

// After LiatNav loads, hide all of the list items until you click a letter
initHidden: false,

// Message to display to users when the initial input is hidden
initHiddenText: 'Tap a letter above to view matching items',

// Add a class of 'ln-disabled' to nav items with no content to show
flagDisabled: true,  

// Remove those 'ln-disabled' nav items 
// flagDisabled must be set to true for this to function
removeDisabled: false, 

// set custom text for nav items with no content to show
noMatchText: 'No matching entries',

// Show the number of list items that match that letter above the mouse
showCounts: true, 

// Set a function that fires when you click a nav item. 
onClick: null, 

Set an array of prefixes that should be counted for the prefix and the first word after the prefix ex: ['the', 'a', 'my']
prefixes: [], 

// Set the filter to a CSS selector rather than the first text letter for each item
filterSelector: '' 



  • Add Multilingual support to the plugin


  • Update to jQuery 3.0 support fix a few issues as well

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