Many of us have been using a good deal of jQuery plugins lately. Below I have provided a list of the 50 favorite plugins many developers use. Some of these you may have already seen, others might be new to you. This is just the first series , the second version will be coming soon, stay tuned and Enjoy!
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2) jQuery Collapse
A plugin for jQuery to collapse content of div container.
3) A Navigation Menu
Unordered List with anchors and nested lists, also demonstrates how to add a second level list.
4) SuckerFish Style
5) jQuery UI Tabs / Tabs 3
Simple jQuery based tab-navigation
6) TabContainer Theme
JQuery style fade animation that runs as the user navigates between selected tabs.
7) jQuery Accordion
8) Simple JQuery Accordion menu
Allows you to realize a small magnifier window close to the image or images on your web page easily.
10) Image/Photo Slider
Allows you to take a grouping of images and turn it into an flash-like sliders. It allows you to style it how ever you want and add as many images at you want.
It’s designed to fade you any element inside a container in and out.
12) Easing Plugin
A jQuery plugin from GSGD to give advanced easing options. Uses Robert Penners easing equations for the transitions
13) Highlight Fade
14) jQuery Cycle Plugin
Have very interesting transition effects like image cross-fading and cycling.
15) Riding carousels with jQuery
Is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order.
17) jQuery Color Picker
18) jQuery ThickBox
19) SimpleModal Demos
Its goal is providing developers with a cross-browser overlay and container that will be populated with content provided to SimpleModal.
20) jQuery lightBox Plugin
Simple, elegant, unobtrusive, no need extra markup and is used to overlay images on the current page through the power and flexibility of jQuery’s selector.
21) JQuery iFrame Plugin
A fairly comprehensive set of form validation rules. The plugin also dynamically creates IDs and ties them to labels when they are missing.
23) Ajax Form Validation
Client side validation in a form using jQuery. The username will check with the server whether the chosen name is a) valid and b) available.
24) jQuery AlphaNumeric
Allows you to prevent your users from entering certain characters inside the form fields.
Is an unobtrusive way of creating a HTML type combobox from a existing HTML Select element(s), a Demo is here.
26) jQuery Checkbox
27) File Style Plugin for jQuery
File Style plugin enables you to use image as browse button. You can also style filename field as normal textfield using css.
28) Simple Star Rating System
29) Half-Star Rating Plugin
30) Tooltip Plugin Examples
A fancy tooltip with some custom positioning, a tooltip with an extra class for nice shadows, and some extra content. You can find a demo here.
31) The jQuery Tooltip
32) Zebra Tables Demo
Using jQuery to do zebra striping and row hovering, very NICE!!
33) Table Sorter Plugin
For turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. It can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.
34) AutoScroll for jQuery
Allows for hotspot scrolling of web pages
35) Scrollable HTML table plugin
Used to convert tables in ordinary HTML into scrollable ones. No additional coding is necessary.
Draggable Droppables And Selectables
You won’t believe how easy this code to make it easy to sort several lists, mix and match the lists, and send the information to a database.
37) Draggables and droppables
A good example of using jQuery plugin iDrop to drag and drop tree view nodes.
38) Switch stylesheets with jQuery
39) jQuery Corner Demo
40) JQuery Curvy Corners
A plugin for rounded corners with smooth, anti-aliased corners.
Must See jQuery Examples
41) jQuery Air
A passenger management interface for charter flights. A great Tutorial that you will enjoy.
Allows you to assign colors to elements, based on a value derived from that element. The derived value is compared to a range of values, it can find the min and max values of the desired elements, or you can pass them in manually.
43) Simple jQuery Examples
44) Date Picker
A flexible unobtrusive calendar component for jQuery.
A plugin for jQuery to scroll to a certain object in the page
46) 3-Column Splitter Layout
This is a 3-column layout using nested splitters. The left and right columns are a semi-fixed width; the center column grows or shrinks. Page scroll bars have been removed since all the content is inside the splitter, and the splitter is anchored to the bottom of the window using an onresize event handler.
47) Pager jQuery
Neat little jQuery plugin for a a paginated effect.
48) Select box manipulation
49) Cookie Plugin for jQuery
50) JQuery BlockUI Plugin
Lets you simulate synchronous behavior when using AJAX, without locking the browser. When activated, it will prevent user activity with the page (or part of the page) until it is deactivated. BlockUI adds elements to the DOM to give it both the appearance and behavior of blocking user interaction.
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I am loving jquery! thanks
Very Cool collection of jQuery sample you have here.
Great!Superb Tutorials with examples!
excellent work...really looking forward into jquery.
I am loving jquery! thanks
really usefull stuffs. thanks :)
Thanks dude........nice stuff....really usefull.
Muy buen sitio, me gusta el diseño
Great Collection. Very essential to us web designers.
Can't wait for part 2.
This is a great overview! Very usefull for webdesigers like me loving jQuery!
Gracias, muy útil.
thanx , very cool !
Thanks for this article. I love it.
Amazing codes.Very ease of handling.
Very Cool, Thanks for share collection your JQuery Plugin
WOW. Thank you for compiling this list! Just what I was looking for.
Very useful. Thanks a lot.
Thx man nice!
thanks! this is great for a company like ours
thanks for sharing such kind of information,its nice blog. It is really very useful.
It is really very useful
Very cool, thanks for posting.
Although there are some superb plugins, and the jquery platform IS amazing, a fair few 'break' in various versions of IE so they should be tested thoroughly before deciding to use any particular one.
I personally make use of #19 the jquery thickbox as it performs well in every major browser I have tested it in.
Another jquery based 'effect' for presenting DIV content is ND's version of the 'coda-slider', well worth a look.
There are one or two plugins I hadn't considered so this list is really useful.
Thx a lot! That what I need.
Great List , thanks
i like most the LAVA LAMB .
we used SiSMiT for kind of personal password advisor based on jquery 1.2.6 .
Ty very much. Great examples.
Lists like these are great.
Very nice i've bookmarked it.
Cool jQuery Examples. Using one of them on my site now.
basically i didn't try jquery , and i can't imagine why people keep using it .
this script is so heavy on page and make it too heavy .
good luck every body ;)
Very nice post. Thanks for the list guys!
I just released another game:
jQuery Puzzle (not sliding puzzle)
of course, free and available for download.
Yeah it's a lot of fun. Sometimes hard to master, but fun and helpfull. We used it for some of our custommers.
You might like my recently made jQuery Memotest Game:
Available for download!
where can i find Part2?
If you are going to publish these types of lists please can you monitor the links for broken links as i have found several that no longer exist, very frustrating!
Excellent article, I'm using JQuery on the size guide at and I'm also going to implement some other little UI gems that I've found on your list!
what a great resource
Woh-ho! What a nice list! Thank you for bringing them together!
Wow.. this is really nice collection of jQuery usage. I am already using few of them.
Oh, lovely! This is just what I needed, thank you and thank you again.
Also, this blog makes me jealous, both content and layout-wise.
Excelente recopilacion, pero no encuentro el que necesito, y lo he visto por ahi... es una especie de tabla con menu encima para ir pasando, al estilo de los periodicos online...bueno, no se explicarlo, pero se exactamente lo que busco... Alguien sabe de alguna lista mas extensa?
Real nice . thnx for the work
saved me a whole lot of time .
I love .. but i am impressed by the power of jQuery ...
Nice collection, shame I didn't find this sooner ... most of the jquery I've messed about with over last few months would have been covered nicely by this.
JQuery really entertains me, i am using various plugings for my dev pupose.
thank you for the awsome post
I can't believe this listing didn't have the jquery UI set of thing. The tabs from from the ui toolkit and it looks like a couple others.
uses jquery all over. It is lightweight and intelligent.
excellent!!! thanks for the work
Excelent resource! Thanks
Really excellent resource. I've really no excuse for not using Ajax more. Thanks.
jQuery UI Datepicker
Useful jQuery Stuffs. thanks
Another great and very useful plugin is Masked Input Plugin:
This is why i love JQuery, Thanks for top50 amazing.
Really helpful list, thanks!
Great overview! I am still looking for the jQuery combobox selector, I added this page to my favorites and I keep looking, must be somewhere
Excellent post !
Great idea - thank you very much for this list of jQuery plugins!
Thanx for adding my plugin to your list.
For a better demo, it best to use this link:
There's a bug sometimes with this demo (hope to fix soon) so that the person has to select a style, select another, and then reselect the first they choosen.
it's a browser cache issue.
Jörn Zaefferer and Ariel Flesler
Thanks for your great plugins, i have added the download links.
Great post, thanks for linking ScrollTo, as Jorn said, the demo has no link for downloading, could you add the project page ?
Thanks! Looking forward for part 2.
missing a category 'web site powered by jquery' i think..
Thanks for having my humble little accordion menu in this awesome collection!
Fantastica la lista de plugins, muchos de ellos ya los conocía y algunos que no, Gracias.
También comentaros que tengo un par de plugins creados.
Uno para hacer una galería que no está en los ejemplos. Es compatible con Thickbox, respeta standares y funciona en todos los navegadores
Y el otro es jquery-links, que sirve para añadir los iconos según su extensión, y añade un target="blank" en caso de ser externo y si la página de destino tiene un favicon se lo pone, por lo que mejora la usabilidad y la accesibilidad.
Os animo a que los probeís y estaría encantado de estar en esa segunda parte
Un saludo y gracias por el blog.
could you please link to the accordion plugin page instea of the demo? Or provide both links? The demo page doesn't offer any download options...
The same applies for the tooltip plugin.
You may also want to remove links to any thing Interface related. The project is, well, stone-dead, and almost superseded by jQuery UI.
Can't wait for Part2 , love this list :)