Navs

Documentation and examples for how to use Bootstrap's included navigation components.

Base nav

Navigation available in Bootstrap share general markup and styles, from the base .nav class to the active and disabled states. Swap modifier classes to switch between each style.

The base .nav component is built with flexbox and provide a strong foundation for building all types of navigation components. It includes some style overrides (for working with lists), some link padding for larger hit areas, and basic disabled styling.

The base .nav component does not include any .active state. The following examples include the class, mainly to demonstrate that this particular class does not trigger any special styling.

<ul class="nav">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Classes are used throughout, so your markup can be super flexible. Use <ul>s like above, or roll your own with say a <nav> element. Because the .nav uses display: flex, the nav links behave the same as nav items would, but without the extra markup.

<nav class="nav">
  <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
</nav>

Available styles

Change the style of .navs component with modifiers and utilities. Mix and match as needed, or build your own.

Horizontal alignment

Change the horizontal alignment of your nav with flexbox utilities. By default, navs are left-aligned, but you can easily change them to center or right aligned.

Centered with .justify-content-center:

<ul class="nav justify-content-center">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Right-aligned with .justify-content-end:

<ul class="nav justify-content-end">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Vertical

Stack your navigation by changing the flex item direction with the .flex-column utility. Need to stack them on some viewports but not others? Use the responsive versions (e.g., .flex-sm-column).

<ul class="nav flex-column">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

As always, vertical navigation is possible without <ul>s, too.

<nav class="nav flex-column">
  <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
</nav>

Tabs

Takes the basic nav from above and adds the .nav-tabs class to generate a tabbed interface. Use them to create tabbable regions with our tab JavaScript plugin.

Tabs on Plain Card

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I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at.

I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at.

<div class="card card-nav-tabs card-plain">
    <div class="card-header card-header-danger">
        <!-- colors: "header-primary", "header-info", "header-success", "header-warning", "header-danger" -->
        <div class="nav-tabs-navigation">
            <div class="nav-tabs-wrapper">
                <ul class="nav nav-tabs" data-tabs="tabs">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                        <a class="nav-link active" href="#home" data-toggle="tab">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                        <a class="nav-link" href="#updates" data-toggle="tab">Updates</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                        <a class="nav-link" href="#history" data-toggle="tab">History</a>
                    </li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div><div class="card-body ">
        <div class="tab-content text-center">
            <div class="tab-pane active" id="home">
                <p>I think that&#x2019;s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it&#x2019;s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.</p>
            </div>
            <div class="tab-pane" id="updates">
                <p> I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that&#x2019;s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I think that&#x2019;s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. </p>
            </div>
            <div class="tab-pane" id="history">
                <p> I think that&#x2019;s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that&#x2019;s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at.</p>
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
  </div>

Tabs with Icons on Card

I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at.

I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus. I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at.

I think that’s a responsibility that I have, to push possibilities, to show people, this is the level that things could be at. So when you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus.

Pills

Take that same HTML, but use .nav-pills instead:

Horizontal Tabs

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Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
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<ul class="nav nav-pills nav-pills-rose">
  <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link active" href="#pill1" data-toggle="tab">Profile</a></li>
  <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#pill2" data-toggle="tab">Settings</a></li>
  <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#pill3" data-toggle="tab">Options</a></li>
</ul>
<div class="tab-content tab-space">
    <div class="tab-pane active" id="pill1">
      Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits.
      <br><br>
      Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.
    </div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="pill2">
      Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas.
      <br><br>Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
    </div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="pill3">
        Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.
        <br><br>Dynamically innovate resource-leveling customer service for state of the art customer service.
    </div>
</div>

Vertical Tabs

Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits.

Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.
Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas.

Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.

Dynamically innovate resource-leveling customer service for state of the art customer service.
<div class="row">
    <div class="col-md-4">
        <ul class="nav nav-pills nav-pills-rose flex-column">
          <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link active" href="#tab1" data-toggle="tab">Profile</a></li>
          <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#tab2" data-toggle="tab">Settings</a></li>
          <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#tab3" data-toggle="tab">Options</a></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
    <div class="col-md-8">
        <div class="tab-content">
            <div class="tab-pane active" id="tab1">
              Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits.
              <br><br>
              Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.
            </div>
            <div class="tab-pane" id="tab2">
              Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas.
              <br><br>Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
            </div>
            <div class="tab-pane" id="tab3">
                Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.
                <br><br>Dynamically innovate resource-leveling customer service for state of the art customer service.
            </div>
        </div>
    </div>
</div>

With Icons

Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits.

Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.
Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas.

Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.

Dynamically innovate resource-leveling customer service for state of the art customer service.
<ul class="nav nav-pills nav-pills-icons" role="tablist">
    <!--
        color-classes: "nav-pills-primary", "nav-pills-info", "nav-pills-success", "nav-pills-warning","nav-pills-danger"
    -->
    <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#dashboard-1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">
            <i class="material-icons">dashboard</i>
            Dashboard
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link active" href="#schedule-1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">
            <i class="material-icons">schedule</i>
            Schedule
        </a>
    </li>
    <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#tasks-1" role="tab" data-toggle="tab">
            <i class="material-icons">list</i>
            Tasks
        </a>
    </li>
</ul>
<div class="tab-content tab-space">
    <div class="tab-pane active" id="dashboard-1">
      Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits.
      <br><br>
      Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.
    </div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="schedule-1">
      Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas.
      <br><br>Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without functional solutions.
    </div>
    <div class="tab-pane" id="tasks-1">
        Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier niche markets. Professionally cultivate one-to-one customer service with robust ideas.
        <br><br>Dynamically innovate resource-leveling customer service for state of the art customer service.
    </div>
</div>

Pills with dropdowns

<ul class="nav nav-pills">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" href="#">Active</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
    <a class="nav-link dropdown-toggle" data-toggle="dropdown" href="#" role="button" aria-haspopup="true" aria-expanded="false">Dropdown</a>
    <div class="dropdown-menu">
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
      <div class="dropdown-divider"></div>
      <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Separated link</a>
    </div>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#">Disabled</a>
  </li>
</ul>

Using data attributes

You can activate a tab or pill navigation without writing any JavaScript by simply specifying data-toggle="tab" or data-toggle="pill" on an element. Use these data attributes on .nav-tabs or .nav-pills.

<!-- Nav tabs -->
<ul class="nav nav-tabs" id="myTab" role="tablist">
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link active" id="home-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#home" role="tab" aria-controls="home" aria-selected="true">Home</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" id="profile-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#profile" role="tab" aria-controls="profile" aria-selected="false">Profile</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" id="messages-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#messages" role="tab" aria-controls="messages" aria-selected="false">Messages</a>
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item">
    <a class="nav-link" id="settings-tab" data-toggle="tab" href="#settings" role="tab" aria-controls="settings" aria-selected="false">Settings</a>
  </li>
</ul>

<!-- Tab panes -->
<div class="tab-content">
  <div class="tab-pane active" id="home" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="home-tab">...</div>
  <div class="tab-pane" id="profile" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="profile-tab">...</div>
  <div class="tab-pane" id="messages" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="messages-tab">...</div>
  <div class="tab-pane" id="settings" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="settings-tab">...</div>
</div>

If you want to see more examples and properties please check the official Bootstrap Documentation.