🍔 An off-canvas sidebar component with a collection of effects and styles using CSS transitions and SVG path animations
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An off-canvas sidebar React component with a collection of effects and styles using CSS transitions and SVG path animations.

Using Redux? Check out redux-burger-menu for easy integration of react-burger-menu into your project.

Demo & examples

Live demo: negomi.github.io/react-burger-menu

To build the examples locally, run:

npm install
npm start

Then open localhost:8000 in a browser.


The test suite uses Mocha, Chai and Sinon, with jsdom.

You will need at least Node v4.0.0 (or io.js) to run the tests, due to jsdom depending on it.

To run the tests once, run:

npm test

To run them with a watcher, TDD style, run:

npm run tdd


The easiest way to use react-burger-menu is to install it from npm and include it in your own React build process (using Browserify, Webpack, etc).

You can also use the standalone build by including dist/react-burger-menu.js in your page. If you use this, make sure you have already included React, and it is available as a global variable.

If you're using React 0.14+:

npm install react-burger-menu --save

If you're using React 0.13.3:

npm install react-burger-menu@1.1.6 --save


Items for the sidebar should be passed as child elements of the component using JSX.

import { nameOfAnimation as Menu } from 'react-burger-menu'

class Example extends React.Component {
  showSettings (event) {

  render () {
    return (
        <a id="home" className="menu-item" href="/">Home</a>
        <a id="about" className="menu-item" href="/about">About</a>
        <a id="contact" className="menu-item" href="/contact">Contact</a>
        <a onClick={ this.showSettings } className="menu-item--small" href="">Settings</a>


  • slide
  • stack
  • elastic
  • bubble
  • push
  • pushRotate
  • scaleDown
  • scaleRotate
  • fallDown


Some animations require certain other elements to be on your page:

  • Page wrapper - an element wrapping the rest of the content on your page (except elements with fixed positioning - see the wiki for details), placed after the menu component

    <Menu pageWrapId={ "page-wrap" } />
    <main id="page-wrap">
  • Outer container - an element containing everything, including the menu component

    <div id="outer-container">
      <Menu pageWrapId={ "page-wrap" } outerContainerId={ "outer-container" } />
      <main id="page-wrap">

If you are using an animation that requires either/both of these elements, you need to give the element an ID, and pass that ID to the menu component as the pageWrapId and outerContainerId props respectively.

Check this table to see which animations require these elements:

Animation pageWrapId outerContainerId


The menu opens from the left by default. To have it open from the right, use the right prop. It's just a boolean so you don't need to specify a value. Then set the position of the button using CSS.

<Menu right />


You can specify the width of the menu with the width prop. The default is 300.

<Menu width={ 280 } />
<Menu width={ '280px' } />
<Menu width={ '20%' } />

Open state

You can control whether the sidebar is open or closed with the isOpen prop. This is useful if you need to close the menu after a user clicks on an item in it, for example, or if you want to open the menu from some other button in addition to the standard burger icon. The default value is false.

// To render the menu open
<Menu isOpen />
<Menu isOpen={ true } />

// To render the menu closed
<Menu isOpen={ false } />

If you want to render the menu open initially, you will need to set this property in your parent component's componentDidMount() function.

State change

You can detect whether the sidebar is open or closed by passing a callback function to onStateChange. The callback will receive an object containing the new state as its first argument.

var isMenuOpen = function(state) {
  return state.isOpen;

<Menu onStateChange={ isMenuOpen } />


You can turn off the default overlay with noOverlay.

<Menu noOverlay />

Custom icons

You can replace the default bars that make up the burger and cross icons with custom ReactElements. Pass them as the customBurgerIcon and customCrossIcon props respectively.

<Menu customBurgerIcon={ <img src="img/icon.svg" /> } />
<Menu customCrossIcon={ <img src="img/cross.svg" /> } />

You should adjust their size using the .bm-burger-button and .bm-cross-button classes, but the element itself will have the class .bm-icon or .bm-cross if you need to access it directly.

You can also disable the icon elements so they won't be included at all, by passing false to these props.

<Menu customBurgerIcon={ false } />
<Menu customCrossIcon={ false } />

This can be useful if you want exclusive external control of the menu, using the isOpen prop.

Custom ID and/or classNames

There are optional id and className props, which will simply add an ID or custom className to the rendered menu's outermost element. This is not required for any functionality, but could be useful for things like styling with CSS modules.

<Menu id={ "sidebar" } className={ "my-menu" } />

You can also pass custom classNames to the other elements:

<Menu burgerButtonClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu burgerBarClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu crossButtonClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu crossClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu menuClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu morphShapeClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu itemListClassName={ "my-class" } />
<Menu overlayClassName={ "my-class" } />

And to the body element (applied when the menu is open):

<Menu bodyClassName={ "my-class" } />


All the animations are handled internally by the component. However, the visual styles (colors, fonts etc.) are not, and need to be supplied, either with CSS or with a JavaScript object passed as the styles prop.


The component has the following helper classes:

/* Position and sizing of burger button */
.bm-burger-button {
  position: fixed;
  width: 36px;
  height: 30px;
  left: 36px;
  top: 36px;

/* Color/shape of burger icon bars */
.bm-burger-bars {
  background: #373a47;

/* Position and sizing of clickable cross button */
.bm-cross-button {
  height: 24px;
  width: 24px;

/* Color/shape of close button cross */
.bm-cross {
  background: #bdc3c7;

/* General sidebar styles */
.bm-menu {
  background: #373a47;
  padding: 2.5em 1.5em 0;
  font-size: 1.15em;

/* Morph shape necessary with bubble or elastic */
.bm-morph-shape {
  fill: #373a47;

/* Wrapper for item list */
.bm-item-list {
  color: #b8b7ad;
  padding: 0.8em;

/* Styling of overlay */
.bm-overlay {
  background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);


The same styles can be written as a JavaScript object like this:

var styles = {
  bmBurgerButton: {
    position: 'fixed',
    width: '36px',
    height: '30px',
    left: '36px',
    top: '36px'
  bmBurgerBars: {
    background: '#373a47'
  bmCrossButton: {
    height: '24px',
    width: '24px'
  bmCross: {
    background: '#bdc3c7'
  bmMenu: {
    background: '#373a47',
    padding: '2.5em 1.5em 0',
    fontSize: '1.15em'
  bmMorphShape: {
    fill: '#373a47'
  bmItemList: {
    color: '#b8b7ad',
    padding: '0.8em'
  bmOverlay: {
    background: 'rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3)'

<Menu styles={ styles } />

Browser support

Because this project uses CSS3 features, it's only meant for modern browsers. Some browsers currently fail to apply some of the animations correctly.

Chrome and Firefox have full support, but Safari and IE have strange behavior for some of the menus.


Check the FAQ (https://github.com/negomi/react-burger-menu/wiki/FAQ) to see if your question has been answered already, or open a new issue.