Bootstrap 5 Dummy plugin

Dummy plugin creates placeholder content for accelerated building and testing your frontend templates.

Responsive Dummy plugin built with the latest Bootstrap 5. Plenty of implementation examples such as images, lists, tables, and much more.

Note: Read the API tab to find all available options and advanced customization

Create Dummy component for an element by adding class dummy to it. Depending on the base element, different Dummies will be created. For most of the HTML tags default Dummy is Text.

To explicitly create specific Dummy add proper data-mdb- attribute to element with dummy class


Create Dummy Text by adding data-mdb-dummy-text to element. To create text with custom length add value of desired length to the attribute. Change text color with data-mdb-text-color attribute.

Implicitly generated text:
Explicitly generated text with 40 characters length:
Text with custom color:
          <dl class="row">
            <dt class="col-sm-6">Implicitly generated text:</dt>
            <dd class="col-sm-6 dummy"></dd>

            <dt class="col-sm-6">Explicitly generated text with 40 characters length:</dt>
            <dd class="col-sm-6 dummy" data-mdb-dummy-text="40"></dd>

            <dt class="col-sm-6">Text with custom color:</dt>
            <dd class="col-sm-6 dummy" data-mdb-dummy-text-color="red"></dd>


Create Dummy Image by adding data-mdb-dummy-img} to element.


By default Dummy Image is created with size 150x150px and grey background

            <img class="dummy" />


Change Dummy Image size with data-mdb-dummy-img="width value, height value". Height value is optional, when omitted square image will be created.

            <img class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-img="400,300" />

Make Dummy Image inherit full size of its container with data-mdb-dummy-img="100%,100%".

Note: It will only work with container having explicitly set width and height.

Setting data-mdb-dummy-img="100%" will create square image with width and height of its container width

            <div style="width: 500px">
              <img class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-img="100%" />


Add text to Dummy Image with data-mdb-dummy-img-text attribute. Pass any value to attrtibute to set your own text or leave empty to create Dummy Text inside image. Set length of Dummy Text with data-mdb-dummy-text-length="text length value"

            <img class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-img="300" data-mdb-dummy-img-text="Custom text" />
            <img class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-img="300" data-mdb-dummy-img-text data-mdb-dummy-text-length="30" />


Set image background color with data-mdb-color and text color with data-mdb-dummy-text-color. Dummy Image only accepts the color values in hex



Create Dummy List by adding data-mdb-dummy-list to ul or ol element.


By default Dummy List will create list with 5 Dummy Text elements

            <ul class="dummy"></ul>


Change Dummy List length with data-mdb-dummy-list="length value" and length of Dummy Text element with data-mdb-text-length="text length value".

            <ul class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-list="10" data-mdb-text-length="30"></ul>


Create Dummy Table by adding data-mdb-dummy-table to table element.


By default Dummy Table will create table with 5 rows and 5 columns.

            <table class='dummy'></table>


Change Dummy Table rows and columns size with data-mdb-dummy-table="rows length value, columns length value". Change length of default Dummy Text with data-mdb-text-length="text length value"

            <table class='dummy' data-mdb-dummy-table="10,5" data-mdb-text-length="10"></table>


Create a Dummy Copy of any existign element with data-mdb-dummy-copy="existing element selector"

Original element

Card title

Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the card's content.

Dummy Copy element

          <div class="col-6 d-flex flex-column align-items-center">
            <p><strong>Original element</strong></p>
            <div class="card" id="original-element">
              <div class="card-body">
                <h5 class="card-title">Card title</h5>
                <p class="card-text">
                  Some quick example text to build on the card title and make up the bulk of the
                  card's content.
                <button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">Button</button>
          <div class="col-6 d-flex flex-column align-items-center">
            <p><strong>Dummy Copy element</strong></p>
            <div class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-copy="#original-element"></div>


Dummy Repeat will repeat element on which data-mdb-dummy-repeat="number of repetitions" was invoked.

  • Woman Portrait

    Jane Smith

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Corrupti molestiae inventore, quis omnis est, asperiores repellat dignissimos blanditiis placeat ad eveniet deserunt temporibus explicabo voluptatem tenetur? Consequatur totam maiores eum.

          <ul class="list-unstyled">
            <li class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-repeat="3">
              <div class="row mb-4">
                <div class="col-2">
                    class="img-fluid shadow-1-strong rounded" 
                    alt="Woman Portrait">

                <div class="col-10">
                  <p class="mb-2"><strong>Jane Smith</strong></p>
                    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipisicing elit. Corrupti molestiae inventore, quis omnis
                    est, asperiores repellat dignissimos blanditiis placeat ad eveniet deserunt temporibus explicabo
                    voluptatem tenetur? Consequatur totam maiores eum.

Any content inside Dummy Repeat can be created from Dummy elements.

          <ul class="list-unstyled">
            <li class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-repeat="3">
              <div class="row mb-4">
                <div class="col-2">
                  <img class="dummy img-fluid shadow-1-strong rounded" data-mdb-dummy-img="120">
                <div class="col-10">
                    <p class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-text="15"></p>
                  <p class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-text="100"></p>


Dummy Template will create single Dummy element or a whole template from the tag elements passed as string into data-mdb-dummy-template.


By default Dummy Template will create a template of h1,p,table,h2,p,form,blockquote,img,ul tags.

            <div class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-template></div>


Combine Dummy Template with other Dummy elements and MDBootstrap components to create layouts in no time!

            <div class="container">
              <div class="dummy mb-4" data-mdb-dummy-template="h1,p"></div>

              <p class="dummy note note-light"></p>

              <img class="dummy mb-4" data-mdb-dummy-img="100%,500" data-mdb-dummy-img-text />

              <div class="dummy mb-4" data-mdb-dummy-template="blockquote,ul,h2"></div>

              <p class="dummy mb-4" id="dummy-text" data-mdb-dummy-text="500"></p>

              <div class="d-flex justify-content-between mb-4">
                <div class="dummy card col-3" data-mdb-dummy-repeat="2">
                  <img class="card-img-top dummy" data-mdb-dummy-img="100%" alt="..." />
                  <div class="card-body">
                    <h5 class="dummy card-title"></h5>
                    <p class="dummy card-text"></p>
                    <a href="#!" class="dummy btn btn-primary"></a>

              <p class="dummy" data-mdb-dummy-copy="#dummy-text"></p>

              <div class="d-flex align-items-center">
                <img class="dummy col-6" data-mdb-dummy-img="100%" data-mdb-dummy-img-text data-mdb-dummy-img-text-length="10">
                <div class="dummy col-6" data-mdb-dummy-template="form"></div>


Dummy - API


Add dummy class to any of HTML tags to initiate Dummy on this element. If no options are passed, Dummy element based on tag element will be created.

Via data attributes

        <div class="dummy"></div>

Via JavaScript

        const dummyElement = document.getElementById('dummy-element');
        new Dummy(dummyElement);

Via jQuery

Note: By default, MDB does not include jQuery and you have to add it to the project on your own.

        $(document).ready(() => { 


Options can be passed via data attributes, JavaScript, or jQuery. For data attributes, append the option name to data-mdb-, as in data-mdb-dummy-text="20". Each option can be passed with value or null. Passing null will cause element to use default options.

Name Type Default Description
dummyText Null / Number 20 Creates Dummy Text of given length on element.
dummyImg Null / String '150' Creates Dummy Img of given size.
dummyList Null / Number 5 Creates Dummy List with given number of list elements
dummyTable Null / String '5,5' Creates Dummy Table with given rows and cols number
dummyCopy Null / String Creates copy of element based on given selector
dummyRepeat Null / Number 1 Creates given number of copies of element to which dummyRepeat was attached. Allows to repeat elements created by other Dummy methods.
dummyTemplate Null / String 'h1,p,table,h2,p, form,blockquote,img,ul' Creates template from given string of HTML tag elements
dummyColor Null / String Defines color of Dummy Image background. Allows colours only in hex format
dummyTextColor Null / String Defines color of Dummy Text
dummyImgText Null / String Defines text of Dummy Text inside Dummy Image
dummyTextLength Null / String Defines length of the text in text based Dummy elements


Name Parameters Description Example
dispose Disposes a Dummy instance. instance.dispose()
init Initializes dummy for dynamically added element. instance.init()
getInstance element Static method which allows to get the dummy instance associated with a DOM element. Dummy.getInstance(dummyElement)
        const dummyElement = document.getElementById('dummy-element');
        const instance = Dummy.getInstance(dummyElement);


MDB UI KIT also works with module bundlers. Use the following code to import this component:

        import Dummy from 'mdb-dummy';