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jQuery Smart Tab v4

The flexible jQuery tab control plugin

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Smart Tab is a flexible and heavily customizable tab control plugin for jQuery.

If you think it is cool, you should also check it's sibling React Smart Tab



jQuery Smart Tab

jQuery Smart Tab

jQuery Smart Tab

jQuery Smart Tab


  • jQuery (supports jQuery 1.11.1+ to jQuery 3.6+ and jQuery Slim versions)



npm install jquery-smarttab


yarn add jquery-smarttab

CDN - jsDelivr

<!-- CSS -->
<link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/jquery-smarttab@4/dist/css/smart_tab_all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<!-- JavaScript -->
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/jquery-smarttab@4/dist/js/jquery.smartTab.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>


<!-- CSS -->
<link href="https://unpkg.com/jquery-smarttab@4/dist/css/smart_tab_all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<!-- JavaScript -->
<script src="https://unpkg.com/jquery-smarttab@4/dist/js/jquery.smartTab.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

Common JS/Webpack

var $ = require("jquery");
require( "jquery-smarttab/dist/css/smart_tab_all.css");
const smartTab = require("jquery-smarttab");

$(function() {


import $ from "jquery";
import "jquery-smarttab/dist/css/smart_tab_all.css";
import smartTab from 'jquery-smarttab';

$(function() {

Note: you may have to install the required dependencies

npm i jquery
npm i jquery-smarttab

// If you are using Webpack, install
npm i webpack webpack-cli style-loader css-loader --save-dev


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  • Easy to implement and minimal HTML required
  • Supports all modern browsers
  • Responsive CSS design
  • Bootstrap compatible
  • Cool themes included and can be easly customize
  • Easy color cusomization using CSS variables
  • Built-in transition animations (none|fade|slideHorizontal|slideVertical|slideSwing|css)
  • Transition animations can be added easly by extending
  • CSS Animations support for transition animations (Supports Animate.css)
  • Accessible controls
  • External controls support
  • Easy ajax content integration
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Auto content height adjustment
  • Buit-in loader
  • Buit-in events
  • UMD (Universal Module Definition) support
  • Compatible with all jQuery versions (jQuery 1.11.1+, jQuery 3.6+, and jQuery Slim)
  • URL navigation and tab selection
  • Auto Progress (automatic navigation of tabs)


Include jQuery SmartTab CSS

<link href="../dist/css/smart_tab_all.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

Include HTML

<div id="smarttab">

    <ul class="nav">
          <a class="nav-link" href="#tab-1">
            Tab 1
          <a class="nav-link" href="#tab-2">
            Tab 2
          <a class="nav-link" href="#tab-3">
            Tab 3
          <a class="nav-link" href="#tab-4">
            Tab 4

    <div class="tab-content">
        <div id="tab-1" class="tab-pane" role="tabpanel">
            Tab content
        <div id="tab-2" class="tab-pane" role="tabpanel">
            Tab content
        <div id="tab-3" class="tab-pane" role="tabpanel">
            Tab content
        <div id="tab-4" class="tab-pane" role="tabpanel">
            Tab content

Include jQuery (ignore this if you have already included on the page).

<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script>

Include jQuery SmartTab JavaScript

<script type="text/javascript" src="../dist/js/jquery.smartTab.min.js"></script>

Initialize the jQuery SmartTab

$(function() {
    // SmartTab initialize

That's it!

Please see the documentation for more details on implementation and usage.

All options
// SmartTab initialize
    selected: 0, // Initial selected tab, 0 = first tab
    theme: 'basic', // theme, related css need to include for other than default theme
    justified: true, // Nav menu justification. true/false
    autoAdjustHeight: true, // Automatically adjust content height
    backButtonSupport: true, // Enable the back button support
    enableUrlHash: true, // Enable selection of the step based on url hash
    transition: {
        animation: 'none', // Animation effect on navigation, none|fade|slideHorizontal|slideVertical|slideSwing|css(Animation CSS class also need to specify)
        speed: '400', // Animation speed. Not used if animation is 'css'
        easing: '', // Animation easing. Not supported without a jQuery easing plugin. Not used if animation is 'css'
        prefixCss: '', // Only used if animation is 'css'. Animation CSS prefix
        fwdShowCss: '', // Only used if animation is 'css'. Step show Animation CSS on forward direction
        fwdHideCss: '', // Only used if animation is 'css'. Step hide Animation CSS on forward direction
        bckShowCss: '', // Only used if animation is 'css'. Step show Animation CSS on backward direction
        bckHideCss: '', // Only used if animation is 'css'. Step hide Animation CSS on backward direction
    autoProgress: { // Auto navigate tabs on interval
        enabled: false, // Enable/Disable Auto navigation
        interval: 3500, // Auto navigate Interval (used only if "autoProgress" is enabled)
        stopOnFocus: true, // Stop auto navigation on focus and resume on outfocus
    keyboard: {
        keyNavigation: true, // Enable/Disable keyboard navigation(left and right keys are used if enabled)
        keyLeft: [37, 38], // Left key code
        keyRight: [39, 40], // Right key code
        keyHome: [36], // Home key code
        keyEnd: [35] // End key code
    style: { // CSS Class settings
        mainCss: 'st',
        navCss: 'nav',
        navLinkCss: 'nav-link',
        contentCss: 'tab-content',
        contentPanelCss: 'tab-pane',
        themePrefixCss: 'st-theme-',
        justifiedCss: 'st-justified',
        anchorDefaultCss: 'default',
        anchorActiveCss: 'active',
        loaderCss: 'st-loading'
    getContent: null


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