20+ Magnificent jQuery Menus for Your Website

With the help of improved designs, jQuery is indeed the perfect library for speedy interactions.  It’s fantastic, because you can create magnificent jQuery menus with less effort and code. This library lets users find the main building-blocks for a quick prototype and new look on the user interface.

A jQuery menu makes your web designs more manageable, easier, and faster. Without a doubt, the web designer embrace multiple menus such as the jQuery drop-down menus build with HTML, horizontal menu, or vertical menus. Don’t be surprised. Tons of new designs have emerged online because of the ease and convenience of use. And if you’re in search for the most advanced plugins for navigating your site, jQuery library will give the exclusive solution.


Ready-to-use jQuery Menus

I have just made a compilation of the best available menus you can use right away. Use the following recommended designs to make the most responsive and beautiful menus.  You don’t have to spend more time and work in searching for a solution, I have with me the 20+ new jQuery menus you can try for your site. I added also some WordPress plugins if you use the highly popular CMS.

There are plenty of free jQuery menu snippets from code.io for web developers too. You can use them and build your own style on top of it. I added some JavaScript and CSS3 menus if you are looking for an alternative to jQuery.

Now, time to take a look at them and start navigating!


UberMenu Mega Plugin – jQuery Menu

UberMenu Mega Plugin - jQuery Menu

UberMenu Mega Plugin – jQuery Menu

UberMenu is the ultimate, user-friendly, and responsive mega-menu WordPress plugin. This jQuery menu helps you make eye-catching menu layouts.  It quickly adds images and it’s mobile optimized. This menu creates automatically sub-menus content from your posts. It works with WordPress 3 menu system and makes it easy to configure the mega-menu.  UberMenu is fully configurable with drop-down CSS3 transitions.

Price $18

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Full-Screen Pop-Out Navigation – jQuery Menu

Full-Screen Pop-Out Navigation – jQuery Menu

Full-Screen Pop-Out Navigation – jQuery Menu

This full-screen pop-out navigation features a fixed menu that draws visitors to click the “call-to-action” button and to explore on the screen navigation. To create a slide-in style you can combine CSS3 transitions and transformations. This jQuery menu allows you to experience the latest hide navigation accessible with a single click on the menu. It makes sense to guide the users to click this single menu and then allow them to start exploring your website.

Price: free jQuery menu with tutorial

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Metro Menu V5 – jQuery Menu

Metro MenuV5 – jQuery Menu

Metro MenuV5 – jQuery Menu

Metro Menu V5 is a customizable and powerful and responsive jQuery menu. It features the 3-level menu and the pre-configured auto-scroll.  It also provides a great image collection and astounding fonts. Choose from the four varying menu positions: left, right, bottom and top. Metro Menu V5 is touch enabled and designed for scrolling almost everything. It makes use of 14 CSS3 animations plus speed control. Metro Menu V5 is easy to configure and it can be used to add simple sub-menu.

Price $6

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Free Responsive Menu for jQuery and Zepto

PgwMenu - jQuery Menu

PgwMenu – jQuery Menu

PgwMenu is a lightweight plugin menu designed to make a nice jQuery menu for your website.  This features the 100% menu customization with CSS files included. Menu is fully responsive for navigation on mobile devices, iPads, laptops and PC’s. You can use the PgwSlider, a simple-to-use plugin.

PgwModal is another plugin from this developer. You can create modal-boxes and dialog windows for your website.

Price: free jQuery menu

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Flexy Menu Responsive Horizontal & Vertical –  jQuery Menu

Flexy Menu Responsive Horizontal & Vertical -  jQuery Menu

Flexy Menu Responsive Horizontal & Vertical – jQuery Menu

Flexy Menu is a vertical and horizontal jQuery menu. It’s a menu component that uses pure JavaScript and CSS3. You will benefit from this responsive and collapsible menu. It properly fits all types of websites. Flexy Menu is ready-to-use for iPads, desktops and smart phones.

More available features:

  • 32 pre-set styles with cross browser compatible
  • Free bug fixes and updates plus free full support

Price $ 6

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Mega Menu Reloaded – jQuery Menu

Mega Menu Reloaded- jQuery Menu

Mega Menu Reloaded – jQuery Menu

Mega Menu Reloaded features the most comprehensive solution for creating mega jQuery drop-down menus.  It offers clean & attractive designs using CSS3 effects. You get custom scrollbars for big drop downs with more content to display. Mega Menu comes with AJAX contact form and menu bar carousel. It performs compatible with browsers and is 100% responsive.  Your iPad, iPhone and Android devices will work well on this menu.

Price $6

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Free and Simple Drop-down Menu from CodePen

 Dropdown Menu CodePen– jQuery Menu

Drop-down Menu CodePen– jQuery Menu

CodePen is a free HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code editor with instant previews in your browser. Many developer and designer share their awesome code snippets. This is a free drop-down menu with JavaScript and CSS.

Price: free JavaScript menu

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Responsive Mega Menu – jQuery Menu

Responsive jQuery Mega-Menu

Responsive jQuery Mega-Menu

Responsive Mega Menu is a jQuery drop-down menu just right to display eye-catching menus. You can choose from the 9 jQuery effects and powerful color schemes.  It allows content to be organized from 1 to 12 columns with multiple samples of typography. This menu comes with vertical, horizontal, and flyout styles with limitless sub-levels.

Main features:

  • Degrades if JavaScript is disabled
  • Valid XHTML and CSS3 mark-up
  • Cross browser support

Price $ 6

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Free SCSS Drop-down jQuery Menu

Dropy  SCSS & Dropdown jQuery Menu

Dropy SCSS & Dropdown jQuery Menu

Dropy is yet another free jQuery drop-down menu build with SCSS and jQuery. It has a simple and clean design and is easy to use.

Price: free jQuery drop-down menu

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FH Mega – jQuery Bootstrap 3 Mega-Menu

FH Mega Menu jQuery Menu

FH Mega Menu jQuery Menu

FH Mega is a Bootstrap 3.0+ jQuery menu based. This mega menu plugin works for all mobile phones and latest web browsers.  This menu is coded with 6 color schemes for your color design customization. FH Mega is fully responsive and Retina Ready featured with FontAwesome icons. You can use the system with plugins and custom widgets such as Google map, videos, media elements, buttons, carousal elements, and others.

Price $5

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Solution for Long Drop Down Items – jQuery Menu

Solution for Long drop Down Items – jQuery Menu

Solution for Long drop Down Items – jQuery Menu

This jQuery menu is a special solution for long drop-down menus. You can scroll the items in the 2nd level. It’s a free jQuery menu code snippet.

Price: free jQuery menu

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Drop-down Menu UI – jQuery Menu

Dropdown Menu UI – jQuery Menu

Drop-down Menu UI – jQuery Menu

This free jQuery menu is for admin menus and setting. The free menu uses FontAwesome icons to create a stylish user interface.

Price: free jQuery drop-down menu

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Zetta Menu – jQuery Mega Menu

Zetta Menu – jQuery Mega Menu

Zetta Menu – jQuery Mega Menu

Zetta Menu is a jQuery mega menu plugin that integrates CSS3 animations. You can select from the 430+ FontAwesome icons. Design your site from these layouts: horizontal (bottom and top) and vertical (left and right).  Zetta Menu features the 12-column grid system with 3 types of jQuery drop down menus: click, hover & toggle. Try this plugin because it is 100% responsive and it also features 3 versions of mobile.

Price $7

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Free Simple Drop-down Menu

 Simple Dropdown jQuery Menu


Simple and Free Dropdown Menu

This simple and flat menu is an outstanding and free drop-down menu. It works without jQuery and pure CSS3.

Price: free CSS3 menu

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Horizontal and Flat Drop-down Menu – jQuery Menu

Horizontal Dropdown Menu – jQuery Menu

Horizontal Drop-down Menu – jQuery Menu

This horizontal drop-down menu is the latest responsive menu inspired by Microsoft. This big horizontal drop-down menu displays the sub-menu after clicking an item. It shows how the menu exactly fits smaller screens. The typography create a good visual hierarchy.

Price: free JavaScript horizontal menu

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Wayout JavaScript and jQuery Menu

Wayout Javascript Menu – jQuery Menu

Wayout JavaScript Menu – jQuery Menu

Wayout is a JavaScript menu and features a 4 level standard navigation using a mega jQuery menu. Enjoy the stunning effects of the new-styled sliding sidebar. If comes with the full or boxed-width layouts and theme customizer. Enjoy the 9-color swatches for your site, only from Wayout JavaScript menu.

Price $ 5

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Free Drop-Down Menu

Opera Drop Down Menu – jQuery Menu

Opera Drop Down Menu – jQuery Menu

Make your awesome drop-down menu without the help of jQuery. Use the MenuMaker to quickly create the responsive and clean site navigations.  If you want to work on source code, the designs and code is downloadable for free.

Price: free CSS3 menu

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Simple jQuery Effects for Drop-Down Lists

Simple Effects for Drop-Down Lists – jQuery Menu

Simple Effects for Drop Down Lists – jQuery Menu

Simple effects is a free jQuery plugin to transform you inputs into a drop-down list. The plugin comes with many expanding effects.

Price: free jQuery drop-down list

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Responsive JavaScript Mega-menu

Jet-Responsive Megamenu – jQuery Menu

Jet Responsive Mega-menu – jQuery Menu

Jet is a responsive mega-menu based on JavaScript code and CSS. The design comes as mega-menu navigation and drop-down navigation. It features the fluid layout, grid system, and 14 styles. Jet is collapsible with ready-to-use type of menu for all sites. It works with hover or click. The menu comes with the FontAwesome iconfont.

Other features:

  • Additional right-alignment support
  • Configurable sub-menu show delay
  • Drop-downs to right or left
  • Real links on drop downs

Price $ 6

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Lil’ Nav – jQuery Slideout Menu

Lil’ Nav – jQuery Menu

Lil’ Nav – jQuery Menu

Lil Nav is a free jQuery toggle navigation with a bold color scheme.

Price: free toggle menu

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 Flat CSS3 Flyout Menu

Flat Flyout Menu – jQuery Menu

Flat Flyout Menu – jQuery Menu

Flat Flyout Menu features a pure CSS3 jQuery-less flyout menu. All flyout menusare  compatibly with all major browsers. The menu maker is customizing the structure and look of your drop down menu. You can download the CSS and HTML code for free.

Price: free CSS3 menu

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CSS3 Menu – jQuery Free Menu

CSS3Menu – jQuery Menu

CSS3Menu – jQuery Menu

CSS3Menu is a drop-down-type menu navigation, but works without jQuery. It’s a mega menu design with multi-column submenus. You can make a great-looking site without complicated codes. CSS3 does it all for you. For only few clicks, the menu can give you stunning buttons. It integrates GUI Interface visual design for the best menu creation.

Price: free CSS3 menu

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Tobias Gebauer

Webworker, web developer and also web designer. I love blogging and working on my websites all the time. I like to share great web design inspiration, freebies and tutorials with the world :).

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