jQuery Plugin To Sort Nested Lists Using Drag and Drop - nestedSortable

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jQuery Plugin To Sort Nested Lists Using Drag and Drop - nestedSortable

nestedSortable is a jQuery & jQuery UI extension which enables drag and drop functionality on nested lists (tree structure) to make them sortable with a handle.

How to use it:

1. Load the necessary jQuery and jQuery UI libraries in the document.

<script src="jquery.min.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="jquery-ui.css">
<script src="jquery-ui.min.js"></script>

2. Make sure to include the jQuery nestedSortable plugin after jQuery library.

<script src="jquery.mjs.nestedSortable.js"></script>

3. Create nested lists that list items can be sorted in their own list, moved across the tree, or nested under other items.

<ol class="sortable">
  <li><div>Content 1</div></li>
    <div>Content 2</div>
      <li><div>Content 2-1</div></li>
      <li><div>Content 2-2</div></li>
  <li><div>Content 3</div></li>

4. Call the plugin on the top element.

  handle: 'div',
  items: 'li',
  toleranceElement: '> div'

5. Full plugin options.


// Set this to true to lock the parentship of items. 
// They can only be re-ordered within theire current parent container.
disableParentChange: false,

// Set this to true if you don't want empty lists to be removed.
doNotClear: false,

// How long (in ms) to wait before expanding a collapsed node 
// useful only if isTree: true
expandOnHover: 700,

// You can specify a custom function to verify if a drop location is allowed. 
isAllowed: function() { return true; },

// Set this to true if you want to use the new tree functionality. 
isTree: false,

// The list type used (ordered or unordered).
listType: "ol",

// The maximum depth of nested items the list can accept. 
maxLevels: 0,

// Whether to protect the root level
protectRoot: false,

// The id given to the root element 
rootID: null,

// Set this to true if you have a right-to-left page.
rtl: false,

// Set this to true if you want the plugin to collapse the tree on page load
startCollapsed: false,

// How far right or left (in pixels) the item has to travel in order to be nested or to be sent outside its current list. 
tabSize: 20,

// custom classes
branchClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-branch",
collapsedClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-collapsed",
disableNestingClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-no-nesting",
errorClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-error",
expandedClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-expanded",
hoveringClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-hovering",
leafClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-leaf",
disabledClass: "mjs-nestedSortable-disabled"


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