Sortable

Create sortable grids and lists to rearrange the order of its elements.

Drag and drop an element to a new location within the sortable grid, while the other items adjust to fit. This is great, if you want to sort items like gallery or menu items, for example.


Usage

To apply this component, add the uk-sortable attribute to a container and create child elements.

<div uk-sortable>
    <div></div>
    <div></div>
</div>
    • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3
    • Item 4
    • Item 5
    • Item 6
    • Item 7
    • Item 8
  • <ul class="uk-grid-small uk-child-width-1-2 uk-child-width-1-4@s uk-text-center" uk-sortable="handle: .uk-card" uk-grid>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 1</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 2</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 3</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 4</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 5</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 6</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 7</div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">Item 8</div>
        </li>
    </ul>

Handle

By default, the entire sortable element can be used for drag and drop sorting. To create a handle which will be used instead, just add the handle: SELECTOR option to the attribute and add the handle class to the element that you want to use as a handle.

<ul uk-sortable="handle: .uk-sortable-handle">
    <li>
        <div class="uk-sortable-handle"></div>
        ...
    </li>
</ul>
    • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3
    • Item 4
    • Item 5
    • Item 6
    • Item 7
    • Item 8
  • <ul class="uk-grid-small uk-child-width-1-2 uk-child-width-1-4@s uk-text-center" uk-sortable="handle: .uk-sortable-handle" uk-grid>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 1
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 2
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 3
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 4
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 5
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 6
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 7
            </div>
        </li>
        <li>
            <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body">
                <span class="uk-sortable-handle uk-margin-small-right" uk-icon="icon: table"></span>Item 8
            </div>
        </li>
    </ul>

Group

To be able to sort items from one list to another, you can group them by adding the group: GROUP-NAME option to the uk-sortable attribute on each list.

<div uk-sortable="group: my-group">
    <div></div>
</div>

<div uk-sortable="group: my-group">
    <div></div>
</div>
  • Group 1

    Item 1
    Item 2
    Item 3
    Item 4

    Group 2

    Item 1
    Item 2
    Item 3
    Item 4

    Empty Group

  • <div class="uk-child-width-1-3@s" uk-grid>
        <div>
            <h4>Group 1</h4>
            <div uk-sortable="group: sortable-group">
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 1</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 2</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 3</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 4</div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
        <div>
            <h4>Group 2</h4>
            <div uk-sortable="group: sortable-group">
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 1</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 2</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 3</div>
                </div>
                <div class="uk-margin">
                    <div class="uk-card uk-card-default uk-card-body uk-card-small">Item 4</div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
        <div>
            <h4>Empty Group</h4>
            <div uk-sortable="group: sortable-group">
        </div>
    </div>

Custom class

You can also apply one or more custom classes to items when they are being dragged. To do so, add the cls-custom: MY-CLASS option to the attribute.

<ul uk-sortable="cls-custom: my-class">...</ul>

Note In this example, we are using a nav from the Nav component. When dragging an item it will get a box-shadow and background.

  • <ul class="uk-nav uk-nav-default uk-width-medium" uk-sortable="cls-custom: uk-box-shadow-small uk-flex uk-flex-middle uk-background">
        <li class="uk-active"><a href="#">Active</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Item</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Item</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Item</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">Item</a></li>
    </ul>

Component options

Any of these options can be applied to the component attribute. Separate multiple options with a semicolon. Learn more

Option Value Default Description
group String '' The group
animation Number 150 The animation duration.
threshold Number 5 Mouse move threshold before dragging starts.
cls-item String uk-sortable-item The item class.
cls-placeholder String uk-sortable-placeholder The placeholder class.
cls-drag String uk-sortable-drag The ghost class.
cls-drag-state String uk-drag The body's dragging class.
cls-base String uk-sortable The list's class.
cls-no-drag String uk-sortable-nodrag Disable dragging on elements with this class.
cls-empty String uk-sortable-empty The empty list class.
cls-custom String '' The ghost's custom class.
handle String false The handle selector.

JavaScript

Learn more about JavaScript components.

Initialization

UIkit.sortable(element, options);

Events

The following events will be triggered on elements with this component attached:

Name Description
start Fires after dragging starts.
stop Fires after dragging stops.
moved Fires after an element has been moved.
added Fires after an element has been added.
removed Fires after an element has been removed.