Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website


jQuery plays an important role for every web development project nowadays. Not only it gives an advantage to have a better user usability and experience but also it gives website visitors a really nice impressions of the site.

jQuery is known for its plugins, unique and lightweight and it can work and support on larger scale of web development.

Today we compiled a Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins you MUST use on every website.
Feel free to comment below if you have something in mind regarding jQuery plugins you used and we missed to put here.

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1. Uniform

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Uniform is a jQuery plugin that helps you create beautiful themed form elements.

2. jTextTranslate

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Translate an article fast with the help of jTextTranslate jQuery plugin.

3. TopUp

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- easy to use jQuery plugin to display images and and webpages in Web 2.0 approach of popups.

4. TipTip

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- TipTip is a lightweight, intelligent, sweet and simple custom tooltip and can be applied to any element.


5. FullCalendar

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- FullCalendar is a jQuery Plugin that provides a full-sized, drag & drop calendar.

6. #grid

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- A little tool that inserts a layout grid in web pages, allows you to hold it in place, toggle between displaying in the foreground or background.

7. jQuery Autocomplete

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- No need to guess what you will search with this jQuery plugin. It will automatically populate the information you need to find.

8. Uploadify

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Uploadify is a jQuery plugin that integrates a fully-customizable multiple file upload utility on your website.

9. Elastic

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Make your textareas grow Facebook style jQuery plugin.

10. Contactable

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Contabtable is a jQuery plugin designedto make contact or feedback forms simpler and more accessible.

11. MarkItUp!

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- MarkItUp! allows you to turn any textarea into a markup editor.

12. Autotab

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Autotab is a jQuery plugin that provides auto-tabbing and filtering on text fields in a form.

13. jExpand

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- jExpand is a ultra lightweight jQuery plugin that will make your tables expandable.

14. jBreadCrumb

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Helps you display a deeply nested, verbosely named pages.

15. Vertical Scroll Menu

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- A nice alternative to your horizontal and boring menus.

16. Compact News Previewer

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- It displays your news or latest article in a very nice and compact way.

17. Pull Out Content Panel

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- This plugin can be use as a teaser to your contents on your website. It can reveal with related content and you can also expand it to full page size view.

18. Animated Form Switching

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- No more leaving the page when user will go to another form. It perfectly switching from one form to another form.

19. Mega Drop Down Menu

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- If your website belongs to a large scale web development project, this mega dropdown menu will be the best solution.

20. Apple-like Retina Effect

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Turn your static image with this Apple-like Retina effect.

21. Simple Accordion

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Use these simple accordion to simply organized your loads and loads of website content.

22. gMap

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Easily embed Google Map into your website with this simple and lighweight jQuery plugin.

23. Stylish Content Slider

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- Improve your user experience using this Stylish Content Slider.

24. jQuery Confirm Dialog

Ultimate List of jQuery Plugins You Should Use on Every Website

- A really nice replacement for a good old confirm dialog.


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22 Comments

  1. Michael Mior

    02.08.2011

    Reply

    You’re telling me I MUST use 24 plugins on EVERY website I develop? What if I don’t need image galleries, maps, or calendars? I’m sure that MUST as stated in the article comes with a disclaimer, but it’s frustrating to see suggestions to plug in a bunch of jQuery or CSS effects without any thought given to user experience.

    • Nate

      02.08.2011

      Reply

      Haha, I would love to see the load time if you add all of these plugins to your page with script tags.

    • Sam K

      02.08.2011

      Reply

      Or page footprint/load times…

      I’d be looking at half a meg of content just from importing the necessary libraries before I put anything else on my page!

      I know we’re missing the point, but it’s a bit of a strange choice of headline.

      All that said, there are some good ones there that I haven’t seen before but will definitely be able to use. In isolation, if that’s OK ;-)

    • Jorgen Kesseler

      02.08.2011

      Reply

      I agree, the majority of sites I’ve build don’t require any of the above plugins. Telling me I must use these plugins is a bold statement. I’ll decide whether or not I need a specific plugin or jQuery for that matter.

    • Jeff Long

      02.09.2011

      Reply

      I was just thinking the same thing, I try to keep the number of plugins used on sites I develop to a minimum. I do still like this list, with the exception of the Autotab plugin (I hate unexpected behavior, especially with forms).

    • Jim L.

      02.09.2011

      Reply

      Hear hear!

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for pointing that out for us! :) WDA appreciate it!

  2. Junior Paz

    02.08.2011

    Reply

    Muito bom!

  3. opl

    02.08.2011

    Reply

    @Michael Mior The heading uses the word SHOULD but it’s MUST in the article. RFC 2119 is going to kill a puppy :) http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2119.txt

  4. yonkeltron

    02.08.2011

    Reply

    I’d like to point out that a bunch of these plugins exist as part of the jQuery UI project.

  5. Tabris Chen

    02.09.2011

    Reply

    A handy list of useful Jquery plugins :) Sure you dont have to use every single one of them on every site, but they’re common elements that can come useful in whatever you’re working on.

  6. Thank you to all who commented :) We really do appreciate all your comments! And thank you to all the suggestions!

  7. Batfan

    02.16.2011

    Reply

    Nice list but, how do you have a list of must-use Jquery plugins and not include Colorbox?

    http://colorpowered.com/colorbox/

    Best lightbox plugin ever

  8. Paweł P.

    02.18.2011

    Reply

    Great list, best regards!

  9. svarione

    02.22.2011

    Reply

    I don’t think TopUp is a good idea… the generated code is very dirty (it’s a table) and don’t work whit 1.0 xhtml strict (incorect display). I think fancybox is much better than TopUp.

  10. Brett Widmann

    03.09.2011

    Reply

    These are great plugins. This is why I love jQuery.

  11. Keneth Dimucci

    08.15.2011

    Reply

    Awesome, thanks!

  12. Daevon

    11.17.2011

    Reply

    I love Jquery, Great resources! Additional I found clean and very usable jquery plugin http://www.devstring.com/jlogin

  13. Antony

    12.07.2011

    Reply

    Err, no, throwing a bunch of plugins into EVERY site should not be done unless it’s relevant or necessary. Design for user experience not ‘look at all the cool stuff on my site’.

  14. Peter Tolani

    01.27.2012

    Reply

    KonaKart has released a nice eCommerce plugin: http://www.konakart.com/downloads/javascript-jquery-plugin

  15. Hi there, all is going well here and ofcourse
    every one is sharing data, that’s actually good, keep up writing.

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