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Bootstrap Sticky - examples & tutorial


Bootstrap 5 Sticky

Sticky is a component which allows elements to be locked in a particular area of the page. It is often used in navigation menus.

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

Basic example

To start use sticky just add a .sticky class to the element you want to pin

Sticky bottom

You can pin element to bottom by adding data-mdb-sticky-position="bottom"


Set data-mdb-sticky-boundary="true" so that sticky only works inside the parent element. Remember to set the correct parent height.

Outer element as a boundary

You can specify an element selector to be the sticky boundary.

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Default direction of sticky component is down. You can change it by setting data-mdb-sticky-direction="up" or data-mdb-sticky-direction="both"


You can add an animation that will run when the sticky starts and when the sticky element is hidden. just specify the css class of the animation using the data-mdb-sticky-animation-sticky and data-mdb-sticky-animation-unsticky attributes.

Remember that not every animation will be appropriate. We suggest using the animations used in the example below.

Sticky with navbar

By default, sticky locks the element at the edge of the screen. If you have a navbar element on your website, it will hide behind it. You can prevent this by setting an offset and delay

Sticky - API


Via CSS class

        <p class="sticky">Example</p>

Via JavaScript

        const sticky = document.querySelector('.sticky');
        const stickyInstance = new mdb.Sticky(sticky);

Via jQuery

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



Name Type Default Description
stickyActiveClass String '' Set custom active class
stickyAnimationSticky String '' Set sticky animation
stickyAnimationUnsticky String '' Set unsticky animation
stickyBoundary Boolean false set to true to stop sticky on the end of the parent
stickyDelay Number 0 Set the number of pixels beyond which the item will be pinned
stickyDirection String 'down' Set the scrolling direction for which the element is to be stikcky
stickyMedia Number 0 Set the minimum width in pixels for which the sticky should work
stickyOffset Number 0 Set the distance from the top edge of the element for which the element is sticky
stickyPosition String 'top' Set the edge of the screen the item should stick to


Name Description Example
active start sticky manually sticky.active()
inactive stop sticky manually sticky.inactive()
getInstance Static method which allows you to get the sticky instance associated to a DOM element. Sticky.getInstance(myStickyEl)

        const myStickyEl = document.getElementById('sticky') 
        const sticky = new mdb.Sticky(myStickyEl)


Name Description
active.mdb.sticky This event fires immediately when sticky start
inactive.mdb.sticky This event fires immediately when sticky stop

        const myStickyEl = document.getElementById('sticky') 
        myStickyEl.addEventListener('active.mdb.sticky', (e) => {
          // do something...


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

        import { Sticky } from 'mdb-ui-kit';