How to create a dropdown with checkbox options with Bootstrap Style

Suppose you want to allow your users to select multiple options. However, you want to display the options just like a dropdown. The HTML built-in dropdown box has a multiple option; but most users are unaware of how to select multiple options from such a list.

Here is a jQuery component to your rescue: Bootstrap MultiSelect.

Bootstrap checkbox dropdown

The sample code to set up a dropdown box:

<select name="ingredients[]" id="ingredients" multiple="multiple">
    <option value="cheese">Cheese</option>
    <option value="tomatoes">Tomatoes</option>
    <option value="mozarella">Mozzarella</option>
    <option value="mushrooms">Mushrooms</option>
    <option value="pepperoni">Pepperoni</option>
    <option value="onions">Onions</option>
$(document).ready(function() {

You can find the documentation for this jQuery component here: Bootstrap Multiselect