Media Object

The media object helps build complex and repetitive components where some media is positioned alongside content that doesn’t wrap around said media.

Contents

Basic Example

Below is an example of a single media object. Only two classes are required—the wrapping .media and the .media-body around your content. Optional padding and margin can be controlled through spacing utilities.

Generic placeholder image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
</div>

Flexbug #12: Inline elements aren’t treated as flex items

Internet Explorer 10-11 do not render inline elements like links or images (or ::before and ::after pseudo-elements) as flex items. The only workaround is to set a non-inline display value (e.g., block, inline-block, or flex). You can also use one of our display utilities, such as .d-flex, for an easy fix.

Source: Flexbugs on GitHub

Nesting

Media components can also be nested as many times as needed. Place nested .media within the .media-body of a parent media object.

Generic placeholder image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Generic placeholder image
Nested media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    <div class="media">
      <a href="#" class="me-1">
        <img src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
      </a>
      <div class="media-body">
        <h5>Nested media heading</h5>
        Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>

Alignment

Media in a media object can be aligned with flexbox utilities to the top (default), middle, or end of your .media-body content.

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Top aligned media

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Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Top aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p class="mb-0">Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>
Generic placeholder image
Center aligned media

Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.

Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img class="flex-self-center me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Center aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p class="mb-0">Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>
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Bottom aligned media

Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.

Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

<div class="media">
  <img class="flex-self-end me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Bottom aligned media</h5>
    <p>Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.</p>
    <p class="mb-0">Donec sed odio dui. Nullam quis risus eget urna mollis ornare vel eu leo. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.</p>
  </div>
</div>

Order

Change the order of content in media objects by modifying the HTML itself, or by adding some custom flexbox CSS to set the order property (to an integer of your choosing).

Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Generic placeholder image
<div class="media">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
  <img class="ms-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
</div>

Media List

Because the media object has so few structural requirements, you can also use these classes on list HTML elements. On your <ul> or <ol>, add the .list-unstyled to remove any browser default list styles, and then apply .media to your <li>s. As always, use spacing utilities wherever needed to fine tune.

  • Generic placeholder image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  • Generic placeholder image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  • Generic placeholder image
    List-based media object
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
<ul class="list-unstyled">
  <li class="media">
    <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5>List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>
  <li class="media">
    <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5>List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>
  <li class="media">
    <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
    <div class="media-body">
      <h5>List-based media object</h5>
      Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    </div>
  </li>
</ul>

Other Content

You can include many other components, such as forms, buttons, and more.

Generic placeholder image
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <form>
      <div class="form-group mb-0_5">
        <label for="exampleTextarea0" class="sr-only">Example textarea</label>
        <textarea class="form-control" id="exampleTextarea0" placeholder="Add a comment..." rows="4"></textarea>
      </div>
      <div class="flex-between flex-items-center">
        <div class="form-check mb-0_5">
          <label class="form-check-label">
            <input class="form-check-input" type="checkbox"> Some item to check
          </label>
        </div>
        <button type="submit" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Post Comment</button>
      </div>
    </form>
  </div>
</div>

Put media items on the both sides.

Generic placeholder image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Generic placeholder image
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
  </div>
  <img class="ms-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
</div>

Even create your own social media layout.

Generic placeholder image
Media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
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Nested media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Generic placeholder image
Nested media heading
Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
Generic placeholder image
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <h5>Media heading</h5>
    Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
    <div class="media">
      <a href="#" class="me-1">
        <img src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
      </a>
      <div class="media-body">
        <h5>Nested media heading</h5>
        Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
      </div>
    </div>
    <div class="media">
      <a href="#" class="me-1">
        <img src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
      </a>
      <div class="media-body">
        <h5>Nested media heading</h5>
        Cras sit amet nibh libero, in gravida nulla. Nulla vel metus scelerisque ante sollicitudin commodo. Cras purus odio, vestibulum in vulputate at, tempus viverra turpis. Fusce condimentum nunc ac nisi vulputate fringilla. Donec lacinia congue felis in faucibus.
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</div>
<div class="media">
  <img class="me-1" src="..." alt="Generic placeholder image">
  <div class="media-body">
    <form>
      <div class="form-group mb-0_5">
        <label for="exampleTextarea1" class="sr-only">Example textarea</label>
        <textarea class="form-control" id="exampleTextarea1" placeholder="Add a comment..." rows="4"></textarea>
      </div>
      <button type="submit" class="btn btn-outline-secondary">Post Comment</button>
    </form>
  </div>
</div>