A Bootstrap / jQuery checkout / step wizard plug-in

The step wizard plug-in

The SmartWizard is a cool plug-in for creating the step by step process for different purposes like checkout, account creation with validation, etc.

The plug-in is based on jQuery with the support of Bootstrap framework. In the following section, you may see the demos and how to set up SmartWizard plug-in on your website.

A demo with default wizard

In this demo, the simple content is displayed in a default view. You may use circles and arrows as well for showing the steps of the process.

Above the content with the steps wizard and at the bottom, you may see the buttons for proceeding to next steps, have a look:

bootstrap wizard steps

Online demo and code

An example of using the circles to show steps

Using the content as in the above example except the circles are used for showing the steps. Besides, different Bootstrap buttons are used than in the above demo. See the demo and code below:

bootstrap wizard circles

The markup for this example:

    <div class="container">


        <form class="form-inline">

            <label>External Buttons:</label>

            <div class="btn-group navbar-btn" role="group">

                <button class="btn btn-success" id="prev-btn" type="button">Back</button>

                <button class="btn btn-success" id="next-btn" type="button">Next</button>

                <button class="btn btn-primary" id="reset-btn" type="button">Reset</button>




        <br /><br /><br />


        <!-- SmartWizard html -->

        <div id="smartwizard">


                <li><a href="#step-1">Step 1</a></li>

                <li><a href="#step-2">Step 2</a></li>

                <li><a href="#step-3">Step 3</a></li>

                <li><a href="#step-4">Step 4</a></li>




                <div id="step-1" class="">

                    <h2>The content for step 1</h2>

                    Write content here for step 1.


                <div id="step-2" class="">

                    <h2>Step 2 Content</h2>

                    <div>Information for step 2</div>


                <div id="step-3" class="">

                      You may use a form as well!


                <div id="step-4" class="">

                    <h2>Step 4 Content</h2>

                    <div class="panel panel-default">

                        <div class="panel-heading">My Details</div>

                        <table class="table">


                                <tr> <th>Name:</th> <td>Your Name</td> </tr>

                                <tr> <th>Email:</th> <td>abc@example.com</td> </tr>










The script:

   <!-- Include SmartWizard JavaScript source -->

    <script type="text/javascript" src="js/smartWizard/jquery.smartWizard.min.js"></script>


   <script type="text/javascript">


            // Smart Wizard


                    selected: 0,

                    theme: 'circles',


                    toolbarSettings: {toolbarPosition: 'both',

                                      toolbarExtraButtons: [

                                            {label: 'Finish', css: 'btn-success', onClick: function(){ alert('Finish Clicked'); }},

                                            {label: 'Cancel', css: 'btn-warning', onClick: function(){ $('#smartwizard').smartWizard("reset"); }}






            // External Button Events

            $("#reset-btn").on("click", function() {

                // Reset wizard


                return true;



            $("#prev-btn").on("click", function() {

                // Navigate previous


                return true;



            $("#next-btn").on("click", function() {

                // Navigate next


                return true;



                $('#smartwizard').smartWizard("theme", "circles");




You may get the complete code including the dependent JS/CSS files like jQuery, Bootstrap, and plug-in files from the demo page.

A demo of wizard with arrows

You may also use the arrows option provided in the plug-in. For that, simply change the theme option in JS code and include the CSS file of the circle that comes with the plug-in package (download link below).

Have a look at the arrows theme wizard:

bootstrap wizard arrows

Note: The first demo link contains all four demo links

A demo with form fields with validation

You may also create a form in steps as using this nice plug-in. See this demo where a form is divided into four steps and fields are validated in each step. Try by entering the email, name etc. fields and press next button:

bootstrap wizard form

How to set up this Bootstrap wizard plug-in?

As you can see in the demo pages, you have to include the jQuery, Bootstrap, and plug-in JS and CSS files in appropriate places. If you want to use the circles or arrows themes then use the respective CSS file.

You may download the plug-in package from the Github website here.

You may also grab the required files from the demo page by “View source” the code.


Author - Abu Hassam

Abu Hassam is an experienced web developer. He graduated in Computer Science in 2000. Started as a software engineer and worked mostly on web-based projects.
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