How to Create a Sidebar Menu using React JS

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by vsasikalabe dot icon Updated: Jan 24, 2023

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A sidebar is at the edges (it can be either left or right) of a webpage. They are mostly used in blogs or eCommerce sites. They provide supplementary information. For instance, on a shopping website, we can create a sidebar that will include the categories of items, i.e., clothes, footwear, jacket, etc. 

In react, we can create a sidebar using the “sidebar” component. It contains several subcomponents, also like: 

  • <CSidebarHeader> for adding the header to our sidebar (this is optional)  
  • <CSidebarFooter> for adding the footer (this is also optional) 
  • <CSidebarNav> for navigation 
  • <CSidebarBrand> for adding the project/company name, etc. 
  • <CSidebarToggler> for use with the minimizer plugin means that one can minimize the CSS in the webpage. 

We can also customize the sidebar by providing each component “rootStyles” prop using utility classes like sidebarClasses or menuClasses. 

Here is an example of how to create a sidebar menu using React JS;

Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.


In this solution we use the React library.


Follow the steps carefully to get the output easily.

  1. Install the Node.js and React on your IDE(preferable Visual Studio Code).
  2. Create React Application using npx create-react-app foldername.
  3. cd foldername.
  4. npm i react-pro-sidebar
  5. Open the folder in IDE.
  6. Copy the code using "copy" button above and paste it in App.js file(remove the earlier code from App.js).
  7. Use ProSidebarProvider instead of using proSidebar and also remove line no 3.
  8. Open the terminal from IDE.
  9. npm start to run the file.

I hope you found this useful. I have added the link to dependent libraries, version information in the following sections.

I found this code snippet by searching for 'Create a Sidebar Menu using Reactjs' in kandi. You can try any such use case!

Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

  1. The solution is created in VS Code 1.73.1 version.
  2. The solution is tested on Nodejs 16.14.2 version.
  3. react 18.2.0 version.
  4. react-pro-sidebar: 1.0.0-alpha.9

Using this solution, we are able to create a Sidebar Menu using Reactjs with simple steps. This process also facilities an easy way to use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us to create a Sidebar Menu using Reactjs.

Dependent Libraries

create-react-appby facebook

JavaScript doticonstar image 100082 doticonVersion:v5.0.1doticon
License: Permissive (MIT)

Set up a modern web app by running one command.


            create-react-appby facebook

            JavaScript doticon star image 100082 doticonVersion:v5.0.1doticon License: Permissive (MIT)

            Set up a modern web app by running one command.

                      You can search for any dependent library on kandi like 'react'.


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