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.

								
									<ul class="nav nav-tabs">
									<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>
								
							
Line

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

								
									<ul class="nav nav-line nav-color-secondary">
										<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>
								
							
Pills

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

Horizontal
								
									<ul class="nav nav-pills nav-secondary">
										<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>
								
							

Nav Pills without Border :

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word "and" and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their

								
									<ul class="nav nav-pills nav-secondary nav-pills-no-bd mb-3" id="pills-tab" role="tablist">
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link active" id="pills-home-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-home-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-home-nobd" aria-selected="true">Home</a>
										</li>
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link" id="pills-profile-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-profile-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-profile-nobd" aria-selected="false">Profile</a>
										</li>
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link" id="pills-contact-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-contact-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-contact-nobd" aria-selected="false">Contact</a>
										</li>
									</ul>
									<div class="tab-content mb-3" id="pills-tabContent">
										<div class="tab-pane fade show active" id="pills-home-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-home-tab-nobd">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
										<div class="tab-pane fade" id="pills-profile-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-profile-tab-nobd">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
										<div class="tab-pane fade" id="pills-contact-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-contact-tab-nobd">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
									</div>
								
							
Vertical

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word "and" and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their

								
									<div class="row">
										<div class="col-3">
											<div class="nav flex-column nav-pills nav-secondary nav-pills-no-bd" id="v-pills-tab" role="tablist" aria-orientation="vertical">
												<a class="nav-link active" id="v-pills-home-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#v-pills-home-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-home-nobd" aria-selected="true">Home</a>
												<a class="nav-link" id="v-pills-profile-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#v-pills-profile-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-profile-nobd" aria-selected="false">Profile</a>
												<a class="nav-link" id="v-pills-messages-tab-nobd" data-toggle="pill" href="#v-pills-messages-nobd" role="tab" aria-controls="v-pills-messages-nobd" aria-selected="false">Messages</a>
											</div>
										</div>
										<div class="col-9">
											<div class="tab-content" id="v-pills-tabContent">
												<div class="tab-pane fade show active" id="v-pills-home-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-home-tab-nobd">
													<p>...</p>
												</div>
												<div class="tab-pane fade" id="v-pills-profile-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-profile-tab-nobd">
													<p>...</p>
												</div>
												<div class="tab-pane fade" id="v-pills-messages-nobd" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="v-pills-messages-tab-nobd">
													<p>...</p>
												</div>
											</div>
										</div>
									</div>
								
							
With Icon

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn't listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then she continued her way. On her way she met a copy. The copy warned the Little Blind Text, that where it came from it would have been rewritten a thousand times and everything that was left from its origin would be the word "and" and the Little Blind Text should turn around and return to its own, safe country.

But nothing the copy said could convince her and so it didn’t take long until a few insidious Copy Writers ambushed her, made her drunk with Longe and Parole and dragged her into their agency, where they abused her for their

								
									<ul class="nav nav-pills nav-secondary  nav-pills-no-bd nav-pills-icons justify-content-center mb-3" id="pills-tab" role="tablist">
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link active" id="pills-home-tab-icon" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-home-icon" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-home-icon" aria-selected="true">
											<i class="flaticon-home"></i>
											Home
											</a>
										</li>
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link" id="pills-profile-tab-icon" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-profile-icon" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-profile-icon" aria-selected="false">
											<i class="flaticon-user-4"></i>
											Profile
											</a>
										</li>
										<li class="nav-item">
											<a class="nav-link" id="pills-contact-tab-icon" data-toggle="pill" href="#pills-contact-icon" role="tab" aria-controls="pills-contact-icon" aria-selected="false">
											<i class="flaticon-mailbox"></i>
											Contact
											</a>
										</li>
									</ul>
									<div class="tab-content mb-3" id="pills-tabContent">
										<div class="tab-pane fade show active" id="pills-home-icon" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-home-tab-icon">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
										<div class="tab-pane fade" id="pills-profile-icon" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-profile-tab-icon">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
										<div class="tab-pane fade" id="pills-contact-icon" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="pills-contact-tab-icon">
											<p>...</p>
										</div>
									</div>
								
							

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>