Navbar

Navbar - Bootstrap 5 & Material Design 2.0 component

Documentation and examples for powerful, responsive navigation header - MDB navbar. Includes support for branding, navigation, and more, including support for our collapse plugin.


Basic example

A basic example of the navbar with the most common elements like link, search form, brand, and dropdown. All of them are explained in detail in the supported content section.

Note: this example uses color (bg-light) and spacing (my-2, my-lg-0, mr-sm-0, my-sm-0) utility classes.


          <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
            <!-- Container wrapper -->
            <div class="container-fluid">
              <!-- Navbar brand -->
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Brand</a>

              <!-- Toggle button -->
              <button
                class="navbar-toggler"
                type="button"
                data-toggle="collapse"
                data-target="#navbarSupportedContent"
                aria-controls="navbarSupportedContent"
                aria-expanded="false"
                aria-label="Toggle navigation"
              >
                <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
              </button>

              <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
              <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarSupportedContent">
                <!-- Left links -->
                <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                  </li>
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                  </li>
                  <!-- Navbar dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      Dropdown
                    </a>
                    <!-- Dropdown menu -->
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                      <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                      >Disabled</a
                    >
                  </li>
                </ul>
                <!-- Left links -->

                <!-- Search form -->
                <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                  <input
                    type="search"
                    class="form-control"
                    placeholder="Type query"
                    aria-label="Search"
                  />
                  <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                    Search
                  </button>
                </form>
              </div>
              <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
            </div>
            <!-- Container wrapper -->
          </nav>
        

How it works

Here’s what you need to know before getting started with the navbar:

  • Navbars require a wrapping .navbar with .navbar-expand{-sm|-md|-lg|-xl|-xxl} for responsive collapsing and color scheme classes.
  • Navbars and their contents are fluid by default. Change the container to limit their horizontal width in different ways.
  • Use our spacing and flex utility classes for controlling spacing and alignment within navbars.
  • Navbars are responsive by default, but you can easily modify them to change that. Responsive behavior depends on our Collapse JavaScript plugin.
  • Ensure accessibility by using a <nav> element or, if using a more generic element such as a <div>, add a role="navigation" to every navbar to explicitly identify it as a landmark region for users of assistive technologies.
  • Indicate the current item by using aria-current="page" for the current page or aria-current="true" for the current item in a set.

Supported content

Navbars come with built-in support for a handful of sub-components. Choose from the following as needed:

  • .navbar-brand for your company, product, or project name.
  • .navbar-nav for a full-height and lightweight navigation (including support for dropdowns).
  • .navbar-toggler for use with our collapse plugin and other navigation toggling behaviors.
  • Flex and spacing utilities for any form controls and actions.
  • .navbar-text for adding vertically centered strings of text.
  • .collapse.navbar-collapse for grouping and hiding navbar contents by a parent breakpoint.

Apart from listed above, navbar supports also components like breadcrumbs, forms, buttons, icons, flags, avatars, badges, and a few more.

Brand

The .navbar-brand can be applied to most elements, but an anchor works best as some elements might require utility classes or custom styles.



            <!-- As a link -->
            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
              </div>
            </nav>

            <!-- As a heading -->
            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <span class="navbar-brand mb-0 h1">Navbar</span>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Adding images to the .navbar-brand will likely always require custom styles or utilities to properly size. Here are some examples to demonstrate.


            <!-- Just an image -->
            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">
                  <img
                    src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/logo/mdb-transaprent-noshadows.png"
                    height="30"
                    alt=""
                    loading="lazy"
                  />
                </a>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

            <!-- Image and text -->
            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">
                  <img
                    src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/logo/mdb-transaprent-noshadows.png"
                    height="30"
                    alt=""
                    loading="lazy"
                  />
                  MDBootstrap
                </a>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Nav

Navbar navigation links build on our .nav options with their own modifier class and require the use of toggler classes for proper responsive styling. Navigation in navbars will also grow to occupy as much horizontal space as possible to keep your navbar contents securely aligned.

Active states—with .active—to indicate the current page can be applied directly to .nav-links or their immediate parent .nav-items.

Please note that you should also add the aria-current attribute on the .nav-link itself.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarNav"
                  aria-controls="navbarNav"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav">
                  <ul class="navbar-nav">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

And because we use classes for our navs, you can avoid the list-based approach entirely if you like.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarNavAltMarkup"
                  aria-controls="navbarNavAltMarkup"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNavAltMarkup">
                  <div class="navbar-nav">
                    <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
                    <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                      >Disabled</a
                    >
                  </div>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Forms

Place various form controls and components within a navbar:


            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                  <input
                    type="search"
                    class="form-control"
                    placeholder="Type query"
                    aria-label="Search"
                  />
                  <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                    Search
                  </button>
                </form>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Immediate children elements in .navbar use flex layout and will default to justify-content: space-between. Use additional flex utilities as needed to adjust this behavior.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand">Navbar</a>
                <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                  <input
                    type="search"
                    class="form-control"
                    placeholder="Type query"
                    aria-label="Search"
                  />
                  <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                    Search
                  </button>
                </form>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

White form for dark theme.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-dark">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                  <input
                    type="search"
                    class="form-control"
                    placeholder="Type query"
                    aria-label="Search"
                  />
                  <button class="btn btn-outline-white" type="button">
                    Search
                  </button>
                </form>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Buttons

Various buttons are supported as part of these navbar forms, too. This is also a great reminder that vertical alignment utilities can be used to align different sized elements.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <form class="container-fluid justify-content-start">
                <button class="btn btn-outline-success mr-2" type="button">
                  Main button
                </button>
                <button class="btn btn-sm btn-outline-secondary" type="button">
                  Smaller button
                </button>
              </form>
            </nav>
          

Text

Navbars may contain bits of text with the help of .navbar-text. This class adjusts vertical alignment and horizontal spacing for strings of text.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <span class="navbar-text">
                  Navbar text with an inline element
                </span>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Mix and match with other components and utilities as needed.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar w/ text</a>
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarText"
                  aria-controls="navbarText"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarText">
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <span class="navbar-text">
                    Navbar text with an inline element
                  </span>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Dropdown

You may also utilize dropdowns in your navbar nav. Dropdown menus require a wrapping element for positioning, so be sure to use separate and nested elements for .nav-item and .nav-link as shown below.

Learn more about dropdowns in our dropdown docs.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                  <!-- Dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      Dropdown link
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Breadcrumb

Very common use case - breadcrumb in the navbar.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <nav aria-label="breadcrumb">
                  <ol class="breadcrumb">
                    <li class="breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Home</a></li>
                    <li class="breadcrumb-item"><a href="#">Library</a></li>
                    <li class="breadcrumb-item active" aria-current="page">
                      <a href="#">Data</a>
                    </li>
                  </ol>
                </nav>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Icons

Choose from hundreds of our icons and simply add them to the navbar.

Note: We add .d-flex .flex-row classes to keep the icons inline when the navbar is collapsed. Without this, they will stack one under another.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav d-flex flex-row">
                  <!-- Icons -->
                  <li class="nav-item mr-3 mr-lg-0">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">
                      <i class="fas fa-shopping-cart"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>
                  <li class="nav-item mr-3 mr-lg-0">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">
                      <i class="fab fa-twitter"></i>
                    </a>
                  </li>
                  <!-- Icon dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item mr-3 mr-lg-0 dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <i class="fas fa-user"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                      <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Badges

Badges can be very useful for presenting counters, for example in the shopping cart.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                  <!-- Badge -->
                  <li class="nav-item">
                    <a class="nav-link" href="#">
                      <span class="badge badge-pill bg-danger">1</span>
                      <span><i class="fas fa-shopping-cart"></i></span>
                    </a>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Notifications

You can mix icon with dropdown and create a notification dropdown to indicate important news for visitors. Add .hidden-arrow class to hide a dropdown arrow.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                  <!-- Notification dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle hidden-arrow"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <i class="fas fa-bell"></i>
                      <span class="badge rounded-pill badge-notification bg-danger">1</span>
                    </a>
                    <ul
                      class="dropdown-menu dropdown-menu-right"
                      aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                    >
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Some news</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another news</a></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                  <!-- Notification dropdown -->
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Flags

Use dropdown together with flags to create a language switch.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                  <!-- Icon dropdown -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdown"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <i class="united kingdom flag m-0"></i>
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"
                          ><i class="united kingdom flag"></i>English
                          <i class="fa fa-check text-success ml-2"></i
                        ></a>
                      </li>
                      <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="poland flag"></i>Polski</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="china flag"></i>中文</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="japan flag"></i>日本語</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="germany flag"></i>Deutsch</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="france flag"></i>Français</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="spain flag"></i>Español</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="russia flag"></i>Русский</a>
                      </li>
                      <li>
                        <a class="dropdown-item" href="#"><i class="portugal flag"></i>Português</a>
                      </li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Avatar

By combining simple image and dropdown you can create an avatar with typical user options.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <ul class="navbar-nav">
                  <!-- Avatar -->
                  <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                    <a
                      class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                      href="#"
                      id="navbarDropdownMenuLink"
                      role="button"
                      data-toggle="dropdown"
                      aria-expanded="false"
                    >
                      <img
                        src="https://mdbootstrap.com/img/Photos/Avatars/img (31).jpg"
                        class="rounded-circle"
                        height="22"
                        alt=""
                        loading="lazy"
                      />
                    </a>
                    <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdownMenuLink">
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">My profile</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Settings</a></li>
                      <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Logout</a></li>
                    </ul>
                  </li>
                </ul>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

Content alignment

To align navbar content to the right or left use mr-auto or ml-auto classes. For content centering use flexbox utilities.

Left aligned

Add .mr-auto class next to the .navbar-nav to align the content to the left.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <!-- Toggle button -->
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarLeftAlignExample"
                  aria-controls="navbarLeftAlignExample"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>

                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarLeftAlignExample">
                  <!-- Left links -->
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <!-- Navbar dropdown -->
                    <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                      <a
                        class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                        href="#"
                        id="navbarDropdown"
                        role="button"
                        data-toggle="dropdown"
                        aria-expanded="false"
                      >
                        Dropdown
                      </a>
                      <!-- Dropdown menu -->
                      <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                        <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                        <li>
                          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                        </li>
                      </ul>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <!-- Left links -->
                </div>
                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
              </div>
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
            </nav>
          

Right aligned

Add .ml-auto class next to the .navbar-nav to align the content to the right.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <!-- Toggle button -->
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarRightAlignExample"
                  aria-controls="navbarRightAlignExample"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>

                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarRightAlignExample">
                  <!-- Left links -->
                  <ul class="navbar-nav ml-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <!-- Navbar dropdown -->
                    <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                      <a
                        class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                        href="#"
                        id="navbarDropdown"
                        role="button"
                        data-toggle="dropdown"
                        aria-expanded="false"
                      >
                        Dropdown
                      </a>
                      <!-- Dropdown menu -->
                      <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                        <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                        <li>
                          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                        </li>
                      </ul>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <!-- Left links -->
                </div>
                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
              </div>
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
            </nav>
          

Centered

Remove .ml-auto or .mr-auto class and add .justify-content-center next to the .navbar-collapse to center the content.


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <!-- Toggle button -->
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarCenteredExample"
                  aria-controls="navbarCenteredExample"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>

                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
                <div
                  class="collapse navbar-collapse justify-content-center"
                  id="navbarCenteredExample"
                >
                  <!-- Left links -->
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <!-- Navbar dropdown -->
                    <li class="nav-item dropdown">
                      <a
                        class="nav-link dropdown-toggle"
                        href="#"
                        id="navbarDropdown"
                        role="button"
                        data-toggle="dropdown"
                        aria-expanded="false"
                      >
                        Dropdown
                      </a>
                      <!-- Dropdown menu -->
                      <ul class="dropdown-menu" aria-labelledby="navbarDropdown">
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Action</a></li>
                        <li><a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Another action</a></li>
                        <li><hr class="dropdown-divider" /></li>
                        <li>
                          <a class="dropdown-item" href="#">Something else here</a>
                        </li>
                      </ul>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <!-- Left links -->
                </div>
                <!-- Collapsible wrapper -->
              </div>
              <!-- Container wrapper -->
            </nav>
          

Colors

Theming the navbar has never been easier thanks to the combination of theming classes and background-color utilities. Choose from .navbar-light for use with light background colors, or .navbar-dark for dark background colors. Then, customize with .bg-* utilities.

See also our color docs to learn more about colors.




          <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-dark">
            <!-- Navbar content -->
          </nav>

          <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-primary">
            <!-- Navbar content -->
          </nav>

          <nav class="navbar navbar-light" style="background-color: #e3f2fd;">
            <!-- Navbar content -->
          </nav>
        

Containers

Although it’s not required, you can wrap a navbar in a .container to center it on a page or add one within to only center the contents of a fixed or static top navbar. Note that an inner container is still required.


          <div class="container">
            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
              </div>
            </nav>
          </div>
        

Use any of the responsive containers to change how wide the content in your navbar.


          <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
            <div class="container-md">
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
            </div>
          </nav>
        

Placement

Use our position utilities to place navbars in non-static positions. Choose from fixed to the top, fixed to the bottom, or stickied to the top (scrolls with the page until it reaches the top, then stays there). Fixed navbars use position: fixed, meaning they’re pulled from the normal flow of the DOM and may require custom CSS (e.g., padding-top on the <body>) to prevent overlap with other elements.

Also note that .sticky-top uses position: sticky, which isn’t fully supported in every browser.


          <nav class="navbar navbar-light bg-light">
            <div class="container-fluid">
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Default</a>
            </div>
          </nav>
        

          <nav class="navbar fixed-top navbar-light bg-light">
            <div class="container-fluid">
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Fixed top</a>
            </div>
          </nav>
        

          <nav class="navbar fixed-bottom navbar-light bg-light">
            <div class="container-fluid">
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Fixed bottom</a>
            </div>
          </nav>
        

          <nav class="navbar sticky-top navbar-light bg-light">
            <div class="container-fluid">
              <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Sticky top</a>
            </div>
          </nav>
        

Responsive behaviors

Navbars can utilize .navbar-toggler, .navbar-collapse, and .navbar-expand{-sm|-md|-lg|-xl|-xxl} classes to change when their content collapses behind a button. In combination with other utilities, you can easily choose when to show or hide particular elements.

For navbars that never collapse, add the .navbar-expand class on the navbar. For navbars that always collapse, don’t add any .navbar-expand class.

Toggler

Navbar togglers are left-aligned by default, but should they follow a sibling element like a .navbar-brand, they’ll automatically be aligned to the far right. Reversing your markup will reverse the placement of the toggler. Below are examples of different toggle styles.

With no .navbar-brand shown in lowest breakpoint:


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarTogglerDemo01"
                  aria-controls="navbarTogglerDemo01"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarTogglerDemo01">
                  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Hidden brand</a>
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                    <input
                      type="search"
                      class="form-control"
                      placeholder="Type query"
                      aria-label="Search"
                    />
                    <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                      Search
                    </button>
                  </form>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

With a brand name shown on the left and toggler on the right:


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarTogglerDemo02"
                  aria-controls="navbarTogglerDemo02"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarTogglerDemo02">
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                    <input
                      type="search"
                      class="form-control"
                      placeholder="Type query"
                      aria-label="Search"
                    />
                    <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                      Search
                    </button>
                  </form>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

With a toggler on the left and brand name on the right:


            <nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarTogglerDemo03"
                  aria-controls="navbarTogglerDemo03"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
                <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
                <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarTogglerDemo03">
                  <ul class="navbar-nav mr-auto mb-2 mb-lg-0">
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link active" aria-current="page" href="#">Home</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link" href="#">Link</a>
                    </li>
                    <li class="nav-item">
                      <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true"
                        >Disabled</a
                      >
                    </li>
                  </ul>
                  <form class="d-flex input-group w-auto">
                    <input
                      type="search"
                      class="form-control"
                      placeholder="Type query"
                      aria-label="Search"
                    />
                    <button class="btn btn-outline-primary" type="button" data-ripple-color="dark">
                      Search
                    </button>
                  </form>
                </div>
              </div>
            </nav>
          

External content

Sometimes you want to use the collapse plugin to trigger hidden content elsewhere on the page. Because our plugin works on the id and data-target matching, that’s easily done!


            <div class="collapse" id="navbarToggleExternalContent">
              <div class="bg-dark p-4">
                <h5 class="text-white h4">Collapsed content</h5>
                <span class="text-muted">Toggleable via the navbar brand.</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <nav class="navbar navbar-dark bg-dark">
              <div class="container-fluid">
                <button
                  class="navbar-toggler"
                  type="button"
                  data-toggle="collapse"
                  data-target="#navbarToggleExternalContent"
                  aria-controls="navbarToggleExternalContent"
                  aria-expanded="false"
                  aria-label="Toggle navigation"
                >
                  <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
                </button>
              </div>
            </nav>