Bootstrap Navbar with social media icons

Bootstrap navbar helps a lot when it comes to responsive web development. You can build numerous variations of the Bootstrap navbar. Here is a Bootstrap navbar with social media icons. The social media icons are right-aligned.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for Bootstrap Navbar with social media icons.

Final output:

bootstrap navbar with social media icons on mobile

1. If you follow the Bootstrap documentation, this is the basic left-aligned navbar:

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
  <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarNav" aria-controls="navbarNav" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
    <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
  </button>
  <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav">
    <ul class="navbar-nav">
      <li class="nav-item active">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Disabled</a>
      </li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</nav>

Output:

2. Let’s add an unordered list for the social media icons. I am using font awesome icons which are free.

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light bg-light">
  <a class="navbar-brand" href="#">Navbar</a>
  <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#navbarNav" aria-controls="navbarNav" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
    <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
  </button>
  <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="navbarNav">
    <ul class="navbar-nav">
      <li class="nav-item active">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home <span class="sr-only">(current)</span></a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Features</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link" href="#">Pricing</a>
      </li>
      <li class="nav-item">
        <a class="nav-link disabled" href="#" tabindex="-1" aria-disabled="true">Disabled</a>
      </li>
    </ul>
    <ul class="navbar-nav sm-icons">
        <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-facebook-f"></i></a></li>
        <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-instagram"></i></a></li>
        <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></a></li>
        <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-pinterest-p"></i></a></li>
    </ul>
  </div>
</nav>

Output:

bootstrap navbar with social media icons step 2

3. To get the links in center, add class mx-auto to <ul> on line 7. This will also take the social media icons to the extreme right. (I changed the background-color to #42def8 and added some CSS.)

<ul class="navbar-nav mx-auto">

.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link {
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 1.1em;
}
.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link:hover{
    color: #808080;
}

Output:

bootstrap navbar with social media icons step 3

4. Add logo image and to get all the social media icons inline for smaller screens, set flex-direction property to row. Also, add some padding.

<a class="navbar-brand" href="#"><img src="https://codingyaar.com/wp-content/uploads/logo.png"></a>

.sm-icons {
  flex-direction: row;
}
@media only screen and (max-width: 960px) {
  .sm-icons .nav-item {
    padding-right: 1em;
  }
}

Output:

bootstrap-navbar-with-social-media-icons-result

Final Output Code for Bootstrap Navbar with social media icons:

HTML

<nav class="navbar navbar-expand-lg navbar-light" style="background-color: #42def8;">
    <a class="navbar-brand" href="#"><img src="https://codingyaar.com/wp-content/uploads/logo.png"></a>
    <button class="navbar-toggler" type="button" data-toggle="collapse" data-target="#myNavbarToggler10"
        aria-controls="myNavbarToggler10" aria-expanded="false" aria-label="Toggle navigation">
        <span class="navbar-toggler-icon"></span>
    </button>
    <div class="collapse navbar-collapse" id="myNavbarToggler10">
        <ul class="navbar-nav mx-auto">
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Home</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">About</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Services</a>
            </li>
            <li class="nav-item">
                <a class="nav-link" href="#">Contact</a>
            </li>
        </ul>
        <ul class="navbar-nav sm-icons mr-0">
            <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-facebook-f"></i></a></li>
            <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-instagram"></i></a></li>
            <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-twitter"></i></a></li>
            <li class="nav-item"><a class="nav-link" href="#"><i class="fab fa-pinterest-p"></i></a></li>
        </ul>
    </div>
</nav>

CSS

.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link {
    color: #000000;
    font-size: 1.1em;
}
.navbar .navbar-nav .nav-link:hover{
    color: #808080;
}
.sm-icons {
  flex-direction: row;
}
@media only screen and (max-width: 960px) {
  .sm-icons .nav-item {
    padding-right: 1em;
  }
}

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