30 jQuery Accordion Menus, Tutorials And Best Examples

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Accordion menus are used widely in navigating, sliding, minimizing and maximizing content. Such accordions practically are expandable whenever needed; you can really save some space and be able to show a lot of information using this technique.

Yes, and, of course, such sliding content always is great from the design point of view aby giving your visitor unique experience while he is looking at the site. Great, isn’t it? – here you will find a lot of customizable plugins, and tutorials to help you to understand accordions.

This article has been updated on 5/28/2012

Accordionza – jQuery Plugin

Accordionza is a very flexible and lightweight jQuery (v1.4+) accordion plugin.

  • Many features — Easily configure all effects and speed, pause on hover, autoplay and autorestart, collapsable captions and more.
  • Keyboard navigation — Optionally enable the cursor keys to browse an accordion.
  • Lightweight — The plugin takes only 3kB to load.
  • Flexible — Three accordion styles are included. Create your own with some HTML & CSS skills.
  • Solid — No wobbly edges as often seen in other accordion scripts.
  • Progressive enhancement — All content is still viewable without JavaScript enabled.

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1. Yup, Yet another jQuery Accordion Plugin

Simple free jQuery accordion plugin. Available in 4 versions. Check out the tutorial how to use it, get the code, and download all the source files. Some of the new features:

  • Built according to the jQuery plugin pattern
  • No more need for menus to have an ID
  • An ‘active’ class is now added to each toggle that has an open panel below it
  • Panels that hold other things than lists. You can now add anything
  • Nested accordions

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2. jQuery UI Demo

See examples of different use of accordion, see how to set it up, get the source and read about Options, Events, Theming.

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2.1. Grid Accordion

Grid Accordion combines the functionality of a thumbnail grid and an accordion panel, offering you an interesting method to display your portfolio. You have the option to use either XML or HTML . The powerful API will allow to further enhance the functionality of this jQuery plugin and make it possible to easily integrate it into your own application.

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3. Stupid Simple jQuery Accordion Menu

Very detailed tutorial about including jQuery in your mockup, creating the JavaScript, creating CSS and HTML.  You can also view the demo and download all files.

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3.1. Classic Accordion

Classic Accordion is a jQuery plugin that allows you to easily create accordion panels. You have the option to use XML , which will make the accordion panel much easier to setup and maintain. However, you also have the option to use HTML instead of XML . The plugin also provides an easy to use API which will allow to further enhance the functionality of the accordion and make it possible to integrate it into your own application.

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4. Making Accordion Menu Using jQuery

In this post, you’ll see two examples of accordion. First menu’s visibility gets toggled on clicking on the header while the another menu’s visibility gets toggled when mouse is moved over it. See the tutorial and download source files as well.

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5. jQuery Accordion Menu

Step by step tutorial that will take you through the creation of a jQuery accordion menu. Of course, you can view the demo and download source files.

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6. jQuery Examples – Horizontal Accordion

Learn how to create easy horizontal accordion menu.

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7. jQuery – Horizontal Accordion

This jQuery plugin allows you to easily transform any unordered list into a horizontal menu. Explore tutorial, see documentation and different examples of use here.

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8. State-Saving jQuery Accordion Menu Without Reloading the Page

Learn how to create tweaked accordion menu, in which you can bookmark and re-access sections without re-clicking on them. View demo and download source too.

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9. Accordion Menu Screencast Tutorial

Learn how to build a simple, unobtrusive, accordion style menu using basic events and animations.

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10. Regular and Hover Accordion Menus

See example of hover accordion menu, learn how to create it and download the plugins.

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11. Haccordion – Simple Horizontal Accordion Plugin for jQuery

Simple and fast plugin for creating simple horizontal accordion menus. Demo included.

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12. Exactly How to Create a Custom jQuery Accordion

The plan for this tutorial is to show how to create an accordion using the jQuery UI function, then create one using some custom coding. You’ll be using a blog sidebar as an example. View demo and get the source.

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13. Simple Accordion w/ CSS and jQuery

Detailed tutorial how to create great looking accordion menu.

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14. Accordion Madness

One of the options how to create accordion menu.

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15. A Simple and Beautiful jQuery Accordion Tutorial

Learn how to create the well-known JavaScript accordion with the most minimal amount of HTML, CSS, JS and of course, with a beautiful interface as well. Check out demo and download source.

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16. Slide Out and Drawer Effect

This tutorial will walk through how to create your own simple plugin, and then replicate the Apple downloads drawers using the very excellent Accordion plugin. Demo and code included.

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17. Create Simplest Accordion Menu using jQuery

Another simple tutorial how to create standard accordion menu. View demo and download files.

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18. TinyAccordion JavaScript Accordion

This lightweight (1.2 KB) JavaScript accordion can easily be customized to integrate with any website. It now includes multi-level support, a parameter to determine whether only one panel can be expanded concurrently, and a hide/show all toggle. For more information visit leigeber.com.

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19. Javascript Accordion Menu Wizard

Javascript Accordion Menu is an image based site navigation menu. Scriptocean Accordion Menu Wizard supports horizontal and vertical accordion menus. Download here.

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20. Horizontal JavaScript Accordion 1kb

This versatile 1kb horizontal accordion script can be used for menus, images, presentation content and more.

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Examples

21. Alex Cohaniuc Portfolio

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22. Deluge Studios

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23. Rzmota

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24. Screenfluent

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25. Artisanmedia

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26. Exotics RTC

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27. Two Chaps

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28. Ten 18 Photography

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29. We Are Lighthouse

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30. DJ Eric C

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14 Comments Best Comments First
  • tyler

    Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 23:08

    9

    Interesting accordion solutions. I want to make something like DJ Eric C’s site. But it needs to have more then a couple options (like 30) so I think its going to take forever to load, anyone have something similar with more in it?

    +4
  • Dee

    Friday, November 26th, 2010 20:52

    8

    Nice work selection. Just add a new one to the list: http://www.darlesson.com/jquery/accordion. This jQuery Accordion is very easy to implement and you can find the free source code and examples in the website above.

    +2
  • Andrea Cima Serniotti

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 10:03

    4

    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve recently developed a new horizontal accordion plugin for jQuery, which is called Easy Accordion. It works in all the major borwsers and uses CSS3 for text rotation. Check it out here:

    Cheers

    0
  • John Shepard

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 07:12

    3

    Thanks for featuring our portfolio site (TwoChaps.com)! Keep an eye out for our blog. It’ll be up by the end of the week.

    Cheers!

    -2
  • Nikunj Tamboli

    Sunday, July 4th, 2010 20:43

    1

    Need to improve my interface will try using JQuery to Improve the interface of the my blog as well as website. I really like the DJ Eric C website.

    -3
  • Justin Clapper

    Saturday, November 6th, 2010 18:42

    7

    Off the subject…but on the DJ Eric C example, the photograph of him has a kind of washed out, contrasty, white-levels-manipulated look about it. I’ve seen it before in a lot of high-end advertising work…Does anyone know how to create this effect?

    -3
  • tuba

    Monday, June 27th, 2011 02:29

    11

    Thank you you for this Accordion menus list, really helpful for me. Thank you!

    -3
  • Jennifer R

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 14:13

    2

    These script will be very useful in premium WordPress theme :)

    -4
  • Deryck

    Thursday, September 30th, 2010 10:35

    5

    I do like the accordion quite a lot. I used one from dynamic drive on my site. I’ve also found the Jquery for Designers site very helpful in the past.

    -4
  • Imtiaz Ali

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 15:57

    12

    Brilliant jquery slide effects,
    Thanks for providing all these links.

    -4
  • Min Thu

    Thursday, October 7th, 2010 10:58

    6

    Some accordion menus look beautiful but they are not good for touch-based input devices. :)

    -5
  • Monica

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 19:09

    10

    uau! how I wish to learn and do that :]

    -6
  • Lauris

    Saturday, April 28th, 2012 14:20

    13

    This link not working – 13. Simple Accordion w/ CSS and jQuery :(
    If someone know something similar, please share. Thanks

    -7
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, April 30th, 2012 05:03

      14

      Lauris, it seems like Sohtanaka website completely disappeared! However I updated link and found that menu, cheers!

      -12
  • Lauris

    Saturday, April 28th, 2012 14:20

    13

    This link not working – 13. Simple Accordion w/ CSS and jQuery :(
    If someone know something similar, please share. Thanks

    -7
    • Dainis Graveris

      Monday, April 30th, 2012 05:03

      14

      Lauris, it seems like Sohtanaka website completely disappeared! However I updated link and found that menu, cheers!

      -12
  • Imtiaz Ali

    Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 15:57

    12

    Brilliant jquery slide effects,
    Thanks for providing all these links.

    -4
  • tuba

    Monday, June 27th, 2011 02:29

    11

    Thank you you for this Accordion menus list, really helpful for me. Thank you!

    -3
  • Monica

    Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 19:09

    10

    uau! how I wish to learn and do that :]

    -6
  • tyler

    Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 23:08

    9

    Interesting accordion solutions. I want to make something like DJ Eric C’s site. But it needs to have more then a couple options (like 30) so I think its going to take forever to load, anyone have something similar with more in it?

    +4
  • Dee

    Friday, November 26th, 2010 20:52

    8

    Nice work selection. Just add a new one to the list: http://www.darlesson.com/jquery/accordion. This jQuery Accordion is very easy to implement and you can find the free source code and examples in the website above.

    +2
  • Justin Clapper

    Saturday, November 6th, 2010 18:42

    7

    Off the subject…but on the DJ Eric C example, the photograph of him has a kind of washed out, contrasty, white-levels-manipulated look about it. I’ve seen it before in a lot of high-end advertising work…Does anyone know how to create this effect?

    -3
  • Min Thu

    Thursday, October 7th, 2010 10:58

    6

    Some accordion menus look beautiful but they are not good for touch-based input devices. :)

    -5
  • Deryck

    Thursday, September 30th, 2010 10:35

    5

    I do like the accordion quite a lot. I used one from dynamic drive on my site. I’ve also found the Jquery for Designers site very helpful in the past.

    -4
  • Andrea Cima Serniotti

    Saturday, September 18th, 2010 10:03

    4

    Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve recently developed a new horizontal accordion plugin for jQuery, which is called Easy Accordion. It works in all the major borwsers and uses CSS3 for text rotation. Check it out here:

    Cheers

    0
  • John Shepard

    Saturday, July 10th, 2010 07:12

    3

    Thanks for featuring our portfolio site (TwoChaps.com)! Keep an eye out for our blog. It’ll be up by the end of the week.

    Cheers!

    -2
  • Jennifer R

    Monday, July 5th, 2010 14:13

    2

    These script will be very useful in premium WordPress theme :)

    -4
  • Nikunj Tamboli

    Sunday, July 4th, 2010 20:43

    1

    Need to improve my interface will try using JQuery to Improve the interface of the my blog as well as website. I really like the DJ Eric C website.

    -3

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