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Bootstrap 5 Tabs

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What are Bootstrap Tabs?

Tabs are quasi-navigation components that can highly improve website clarity and increase user experience.


Installation

Manual installation (zip package)

To take advantage of our Bootstrap images component and use them in your project, you first need to install the MDB 5 Free package


MDB CLI

Watch our Quick Start Tutorial to discover and use the full potential of MDB 5 and MDB CLI


NPM

Prerequisites

Before starting the project make sure to install Node LTS (12.x.x recommended).

Installation

To install MDB UI KIT in your project easily type the following command in the terminal:

npm i mdb-ui-kit 
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Importing JS modules

You can import the entire library or just individual modules:

import * as mdb from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // lib
import { Input } from 'mdb-ui-kit'; // module 
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Importing CSS file

To import MDB stylesheet please use the following syntax:

@import '~mdb-ui-kit/css/mdb.min.css'; 
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Importing SCSS modules

You can also import individual SCSS modules. To do it properly, we recommend to copy them from the node_modules/mdb-ui-kit/src/scss location directly to your project and import in the same way as CSS files.

Webpack integration

You can significantly speed up the process of creating a new project based on Webpack using our Starter.


CDN

Installation via CDN is one of the easiest methods of integrating MDB UI KIT with your project. Just copy the latest compiled JS script tag and CSS link tag from cdnjs to the application.

Don't forget to add also Font Awesome and Roboto font if you need. Here's an example code:

CSS
<!-- Font Awesome -->
<link
  href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.15.1/css/all.min.css"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
<!-- Google Fonts -->
<link
  href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Roboto:300,400,500,700&display=swap"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
<!-- MDB -->
<link
  href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mdb-ui-kit/3.3.0/mdb.min.css"
  rel="stylesheet"
/>
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JS
<!-- MDB -->
<script
  type="text/javascript"
  src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mdb-ui-kit/3.3.0/mdb.min.js"
></script>
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Customization

Basic example

Basic tabs are divided into 2 main sections - Tabs navs (containing nav-items) and Tabs content (containing tab-panes).

Use id and href attribute to connect tabs navs with tabs content.

In the example below Tab 1 uses href="#ex1-tabs-1" in the first nav-link element to connect it with the first tab-pane which has an ID ex1-tabs-1.

<!-- Tabs navs -->
<ul class="nav nav-tabs mb-3" id="ex1" role="tablist">
  <li class="nav-item" role="presentation">
    <a
      class="nav-link active"
      id="ex1-tab-1"
      data-mdb-toggle="tab"
      href="#ex1-tabs-1"
      role="tab"
      aria-controls="ex1-tabs-1"
      aria-selected="true"
      >Tab 1</a
    >
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item" role="presentation">
    <a
      class="nav-link"
      id="ex1-tab-2"
      data-mdb-toggle="tab"
      href="#ex1-tabs-2"
      role="tab"
      aria-controls="ex1-tabs-2"
      aria-selected="false"
      >Tab 2</a
    >
  </li>
  <li class="nav-item" role="presentation">
    <a
      class="nav-link"
      id="ex1-tab-3"
      data-mdb-toggle="tab"
      href="#ex1-tabs-3"
      role="tab"
      aria-controls="ex1-tabs-3"
      aria-selected="false"
      >Tab 3</a
    >
  </li>
</ul>
<!-- Tabs navs -->

<!-- Tabs content -->
<div class="tab-content" id="ex1-content">
  <div
    class="tab-pane fade show active"
    id="ex1-tabs-1"
    role="tabpanel"
    aria-labelledby="ex1-tab-1"
  >
    Tab 1 content
  </div>
  <div class="tab-pane fade" id="ex1-tabs-2" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="ex1-tab-2">
    Tab 2 content
  </div>
  <div class="tab-pane fade" id="ex1-tabs-3" role="tabpanel" aria-labelledby="ex1-tab-3">
    Tab 3 content
  </div>
</div>
<!-- Tabs content -->
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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).

For proper layout, you may also need to use grid to adjust navs and content.

<div class="row">
  <div class="col-3">
    <!-- Tab navs -->
    <div
      class="nav flex-column nav-tabs text-center"
      id="v-tabs-tab"
      role="tablist"
      aria-orientation="vertical"
    >
      <a
        class="nav-link active"
        id="v-tabs-home-tab"
        data-mdb-toggle="tab"
        href="#v-tabs-home"
        role="tab"
        aria-controls="v-tabs-home"
        aria-selected="true"
        >Home</a
      >
      <a
        class="nav-link"
        id="v-tabs-profile-tab"
        data-mdb-toggle="tab"
        href="#v-tabs-profile"
        role="tab"
        aria-controls="v-tabs-profile"
        aria-selected="false"
        >Profile</a
      >
      <a
        class="nav-link"
        id="v-tabs-messages-tab"
        data-mdb-toggle="tab"
        href="#v-tabs-messages"
        role="tab"
        aria-controls="v-tabs-messages"
        aria-selected="false"
        >Messages</a
      >
    </div>
    <!-- Tab navs -->
  </div>

  <div class="col-9">
    <!-- Tab content -->
    <div class="tab-content" id="v-tabs-tabContent">
      <div
        class="tab-pane fade show active"
        id="v-tabs-home"
        role="tabpanel"
        aria-labelledby="v-tabs-home-tab"
      >
        Home content
      </div>
      <div
        class="tab-pane fade"
        id="v-tabs-profile"
        role="tabpanel"
        aria-labelledby="v-tabs-profile-tab"
      >
        Profile content
      </div>
      <div
        class="tab-pane fade"
        id="v-tabs-messages"
        role="tabpanel"
        aria-labelledby="v-tabs-messages-tab"
      >
        Messages content
      </div>
    </div>
    <!-- Tab content -->
  </div>
</div>
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You can see more customization examples on the ๐Ÿ“„ Tabs documentation page


Crucial Resources

Here are the resources that we have prepared to help you work with this component:

  1. Read ๐Ÿ“„ Tabs documentation page <-- start here
  2. In to get the most out of your project, you should also get acquainted with other Navigation options related to Tabs. See the section below to find the list of them.
  3. You can use predesigned Navigation elements in ๐Ÿ“ฅ Starter Bootstrap 5 templates
  4. Templates are a part of ๐Ÿ“ฆ Free UI Kit for Bootstrap 5
  5. After finishing the project you can publish it with CLI in order to receive ๐Ÿ’ฝ Free hosting (beta)

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