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October 29, 2014

Listnav | jQuery plugin for Letter based navigation

listnav is a jQuery plugin to add a slick “letter-based” navigation bar to all of your lists. Click a letter to quickly filter the list to items that match that letter.

Created by Eric Steinborn



Listnav jQuery plugin


jQuery ListNav Travis Build Built with GruntJS

jQuery ListNav will add a slick "letter-based" navigation bar to all of your lists. Click a letter to quickly filter the list to show items that match that letter.

View the ListNav Demo

Install using Bower

bower install jquery-listnav

Manual Install

Insert into <Head>:

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

Code up your list:

<ul id="myList">...</ul>

Insert before </body>:

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


The navigation defaults to being placed directly above your list element. You can place the navigation in a place of your choice by adding to your markup.

<div id="{myList}-nav"></div>


    initHidden: false,     // After LiatNav loads, hide all of the list items until you click a letter
    initHiddenText: 'Tap a letter above to view matching items', // Message to display to users when the initial input is hidden
    initLetter: '',        // filter the list to a specific letter on init ('a'-'z', '-' [numbers 0-9], '_' [other])
    includeAll: true,      // Include the ALL button
    includeOther: false,   // Include a '...' option to filter non-english characters by
    includeNums: true,     // Include a '0-9' option to filter by
    flagDisabled: true,    // Add a class of 'ln-disabled' to nav items with no content to show
    removeDisabled: false, // Remove those 'ln-disabled' nav items (flagDisabled must be set to true for this to function)
    allText: 'All',        // set custom text in navbar to ALL button
    noMatchText: 'No matching entries', // set custom text for nav items with no content to show
    showCounts: true,      // Show the number of list items that match that letter above the mouse
    dontCount: ''          // A comma separated list of selectors you want to exclude from the count function (numbers on top of navigation)
    cookieName: null,      // Set this to a string to remember the last clicked navigation item requires jQuery Cookie Plugin ('myCookieName')
    onClick: null,         // Set a function that fires when you click a nav item. see Demo 5
    prefixes: [],          // Set an array of prefixes that should be counted for the prefix and the first word after the prefix ex: ['the', 'a', 'my']
    filterSelector: ''     // Set the filter to a CSS selector rather than the first text letter for each item


The following websites are currently using ListNav to filter their lists:

Santa Fe College


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