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If you want to display lists in a way that is more visually distinctive than the standard <ol> and <ul>, we have 7 list styles at your disposal.

Bulleted with horizontal divider

Use the class .p-list--divided to add horizontal lines between the items and .has-bullet to add bullets. This is meant to be the new default list style please use this going forward.

Bulletless with horizontal divider

You can omit the .has-bullet class to style a list without them but keep in mind that the bulleted version is to be used as the default.

Ordered lists with horizontal divider

You can use the class .p-list--divided to style an ordered list.

Ticked with horizontal divider

You can combine both .is-ticked and .p-list--divided to style a list with horizontal dividers and tick icons.


Use the class .p-list for a list without bullets and more spacing between items than the basic lists.

Deprecated: This style will be deprecated in the next major release. Please use the .p-list--divided style instead.

Nested Count

If you want nested ordered lists to have numbers based on their parents, you can add the class p-list--nested-counter to the ordered list element.


Add the .is-ticked or .is-crossed classes to each list item to display tick/cross icons.


Apply the class .p-inline-list to display all the list items in one line.


Apply the class .p-inline-list--middot to add a middot character between inline list items.

The utility class .is-dark can also be applied to a middot list:

Inline stretched

Apply the class .p-inline-list--stretch to stretch the list items to fill the full width of the parent container.

You can use the align utilities to align the content of individual items.

Vertical stepped

If you want to display a list of items that form a set of steps — like a tutorial or instructions — you can use the class .p-stepped-list.

When the steps don't have headings use <p> paragraph as .p-stepped-list__title.

Horizontal stepped

The stepped list should be used for step by step instructions.


If you wish to split the items in a list into two columns above $breakpoint-small, you can do so by adding the class is-split to the list element.

To separate non-list content with a responsive divider, see our Divider component.

For a more interactive layered lists style view the list tree component.


To import list patterns into your project, copy the snippet below and include it in your main Sass file.

// import Vanilla and include base mixins
// this only needs to happen once in a given project
@import '../vanilla';
@include vf-base;

@include vf-p-lists;

To include individual list patterns you need to include the vf-p-list-placeholders mixin first.

// import Vanilla and include base mixins
// this only needs to happen once in a given project
@import 'vanilla-framework';
@include vf-base;

@include vf-p-list-placeholders;

// choose individual list patterns to include
@include vf-p-list;
@include vf-p-list-divided;
@include vf-p-list-item-state;
@include vf-p-inline-list;
@include vf-p-inline-list-middot;
@include vf-p-inline-list-stretch;
@include vf-p-stepped-list;
@include vf-p-stepped-list-detailed;
@include vf-p-list-split;

For more information see Customising Vanilla in your projects, which includes overrides and importing instructions.


You can use lists in React by installing our react-component library and importing List component.

See the documentation for our React List component