Responsive Vertical Bootstrap 5 Tabs/Pills With jQuery And CSS

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Responsive Vertical Bootstrap 5 Tabs/Pills With jQuery And CSS

This is a responsive, mobile-friendly, vertical tabs/pills component built with jQuery, CSS/CSS3, and Bootstrap 5 framework.

It can collapse the vertical pills into a hamburger button on small screens, where you can switch between tabbed content from a dropdown menu.

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How to use it:

1. Load the required jQuery library and Bootstrap 5 framework.

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/cdn/bootstrap.min.css" />
<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.slim.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/cdn/bootstrap.bundle.min.js"></script>

2. The HTML structure for the vertical tabs/pills.

<div class="d-flex align-items-start responsive-tab-menu">
  <!-- Tabs/Pills -->
  <ul class="nav flex-column nav-pills nav-tabs-dropdown me-3" id="v-pills-tab" role="tablist"
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link text-start active" href="#" id="v-pills-home-tab" data-bs-toggle="pill" data-bs-target="#v-pills-home" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-home" aria-selected="true">
      <li class="nav-item"> 
        <a class="nav-link text-start" href="#" id="v-pills-profile-tab" data-bs-toggle="pill" data-bs-target="#v-pills-profile" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-profile" aria-selected="false">
      <li class="nav-item"> 
        <a class="nav-link text-start" href="#" id="v-pills-contact-tab" data-bs-toggle="pill" data-bs-target="#v-pills-contact" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-profile" aria-selected="false">
  <!-- Tabbed Content -->
  <div class="tab-content responsive-tab-content" id="v-pills-tabContent">
    <div class="tab-pane fade show active" id="v-pills-home" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-home-tab" tabindex="0">
      Home content
    <div class="tab-pane fade" id="v-pills-profile" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-profile-tab" tabindex="0">
      Profile content
    <div class="tab-pane fade" id="v-pills-contact" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-profile-tab" tabindex="0">
      Contact content

3. The necessary CSS styles for the responsive tabs/pills.

.responsive-tab-menu .nav-pills,
.responsive-tab-menu .nav-pills .show>.nav-link {
  color: unset;

@media (max-width: 767px) {

  .responsive-tab-menu {
    display: block !important;

  .nav-tabs-dropdown {
    border: 1px solid #dddddd;
    border-radius: 5px;
    overflow: hidden;
    position: relative;

  .nav-tabs-dropdown::after {
    content: "☰";
    position: absolute;
    top: 8px;
    right: 15px;
    z-index: 2;
    pointer-events: none;
  } a, a {
    position: relative;
    display: block;

  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown li,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown li {
    display: block;
    padding: 0;
    vertical-align: bottom;

  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a {
    position: absolute;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    margin: 0;
    width: 100%;
    height: 100%;
    display: inline-block;
    border-color: transparent;

  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:focus,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:focus,
  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:hover,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:hover,
  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:active,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > li > a:active {
    border-color: transparent;

  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > li >,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > li > {
    display: block;
    border-color: transparent;
    position: relative;
    z-index: 1;
    background: #222;

  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:focus,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:focus,
  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:hover,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:hover,
  .nav-pills.nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:active,
  .nav-tabs-dropdown > > a:active {
    border-color: transparent;

4. Enable the responsive tabs dropdown.

  .on("click", ".nav-link:not('.active')", function (event) {
  .on("click", "", function (event) {

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