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Accessible jQuery Plugin For Accordion | wfAccordion

wfAccordion is a plugin for jQuery to enhance the predefined flags with the accordion accessible function that supports the keyboard.

The jQuery wfAccordion plugin makes it easy to help developers create responsive and accessible accordions of split content or FAQs.

How it works:

  • Enhance triggers and panels with ARIA themes: expand aria, hide aria, disable aria.
  • Create unique identifiers for use in ARIA relationships: aria and aria-labeled controls.
  • Create ARIA relationships between headers and panels.
  • ARIA statuses update on click.
  • Refine a specific placeholder with <button> for better keyboard support.

Keyboard support:

  • Open / close the accordion panels using the up / down arrows plus Ctrl + Page Up / Page Down keys.
  • Focus on the first accordion with the end key.
  • Focus on the last accordion with the Home key.

How to make use of it:

1. To get started, include the wf.accordion.js script after jQuery.

<script src="/path/to/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/wf.accordion.js"></script>

2. Build the HTML structure for the accordion.

<div class="wf-accordion-group js-accordion-group">

  <div class="wf-accordion js-accordion">
    <div class="wf-accordion__header js-accordion__header">
      <h3 class="wf-accordion__trigger js-accordion__trigger">Accordion 1</h3>
    <div class="wf-accordion__panel js-accordion__panel">
      Accordion Panel 1

  <div class="wf-accordion js-accordion">
    <div class="wf-accordion__header js-accordion__header">
      <h3 class="wf-accordion__trigger js-accordion__trigger">Accordion 2</h3>
    <div class="wf-accordion__panel js-accordion__panel">
      Accordion Panel 2

  <div class="wf-accordion js-accordion">
    <div class="wf-accordion__header js-accordion__header">
      <h3 class="wf-accordion__trigger js-accordion__trigger">Accordion 3</h3>
    <div class="wf-accordion__panel js-accordion__panel">
      Accordion Panel 3



3. Call the plugin on the upper container.


4. Apply your own CSS styles to the accordion.

* Accordion example styles

.wf-accordion-group {
  margin-top: 15px;

/* All elements succeeding an accordion group use margin-top to create white space */
.wf-accordion-group + * {
  margin-top: 30px;

/* All accordions have borders… */
.wf-accordion {
  border-top: 1px solid #bfbfbf;
  border-bottom: 1px solid #bfbfbf;

/* …unless they directly succeed another accordion, in which case we reset the top-border
to avoid duplicate white space */
.wf-accordion + .wf-accordion {
  border-top-width: 0;

.wf-accordion__header {
  color: #616161;

/* Please note: The trigger element is a <button> create via JS. To achieve consistent aesthetics,
 the native button styles have to be resetted here */
.wf-accordion__trigger {
  /* baseline resets */
  background: transparent;
  border-width: 0;
  border-radius: 0;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  cursor: pointer;
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: inherit;
  letter-spacing: inherit;
  line-height: inherit;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  text-align: left;
  text-decoration: none;
  /* end of baseline resets */

  /* additional styles for the demo */
  display: block;
  padding: 10px 1.25em 10px 8px;
  position: relative;
  width: 100%;

.wf-accordion__trigger::after {
  content: '';
  border: solid #bfbfbf;
  border-width: 0 2px 2px 0;
  height: 0.5em;
  position: absolute;
  right: 10px;
  top: 50%;
  transform: translateY(-60%) rotate(45deg);
  width: 0.5em;

.wf-accordion__trigger[aria-disabled=true] {
  cursor: not-allowed;
  opacity: 0.5;

.wf-accordion__trigger[aria-expanded=true]::after {
  transform: translateY(-30%) rotate(-135deg);

.wf-accordion__trigger:focus {
  background: #f5f5f5;
  color: #161616;

.wf-accordion__trigger:focus::after {
  border-color: #161616;

.wf-accordion__panel {
  background-color: #fff;
  padding: 10px 8px;

.wf-accordion__panel[aria-hidden=true] {
  display: none;

5. Override the CSS default settings.

  accordionGroup: '.js-accordion-group',
  accordionHeader: '.js-accordion__header',
  accordionTrigger: '.js-accordion__trigger',
  accordionPanel: '.js-accordion__panel',
  accordionIsOpenClass: 'js-accordion--is-expanded'

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