Apr 05 2009

20 Useful PHP + jQuery Components & Tuts for Everyday Project


Web applications have made huge leaps and bounds in improving user experience thanks to a lot of recently developed Ajax technology. When you combine some neat functionality courtesy of PHP with the cleverness of jQuery you can produce some pretty neat effects. In an effort to help you take it up a notch, we’d like to share some methods for helping your site anticipate a user’s next move.

The post below is made up of the best 20 PHP + jQuery Components and Tutorials that you will likely need in many of your projects, they are all of the highest quality and more or less easy to configure. Give them a try.

1. Directory Trees With PHP And jQuery

A simple way to keep track of many files is to use a directory tree. A directory tree lists out files and directories so that it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a directory tree using PHP and jQuery.

Check out the Demo Here

2. Create a Photo Admin Site Using PHP and jQuery

A sceencast tutorial for creating a photo site using PHP, jQuery, and AJAX. You will learn how to retrieve images from a database, create a simple login form with authentication, and then allow for the database to be asynchronously updated.

3. Asynchronous Comments with PHP, jQuery, and JSON

In this article, learn how to create a simple but effective means of capturing and displaying visitor comments using a blend of jQuery, PHP and JSON. In the public forum that is the blogosphere, the ability to capture and display visitor comments on your blogs can give you instant feedback and opinions from the people that matter most – those that read your blog.

Check out the Demo Here

4. PHP ajax login form using Jquery

Create a new PHP ajax login functionality using Jquery. You can easliy switch the data source between database and PHP array, login authentication can be using username or email, or even both of ‘em by changing the config, automattic redirection could be done within the javascript config.

Check out the Demo Here

5. PHP + jQuery Todo List Part 1, part2

This is part 1 of a 2 part series on making a Todo List with PHP and enhancing it with jQuery’s AJAX and manipulation capabilities.

Check out the Demo Here

6. Newsletter module

A PHP, jQuery and AJAX module, which should be great for any newsletter management needs. You just need to copy one file onto your site, and you’re ready to send and archive all newsletters, manage e-mail addresses and categories, and configure a template for your e-mails. Also have an ability of optional password protection. All options can be easily configured at the top of included .php file.

Check out the Demo Here

7. From PHP to XML to jQuery and Ajax

This tutorial will focus on getting data from a database using PHP, converting that to an XML document, and reading that XML in through jQuery via Ajax calls. Seems complex, but is in fact, very easy.

Check out the Demo Here

8. How to Validate Forms in both sides using PHP and jQuery

We are going to learn how to validate your forms using PHP and jQuery in both sides: client side (using javascript with jQuery) and server side (using PHP). It will be interesting to see how to use regular expressions to validate different kind of e-mails, passwords and more.

Check out the Demo Here

9. Create a shoutbox using PHP and AJAX

We will learn how to create a dynamic ajax based shoutbox with jQuery from scratch. It will be very interesting to know how to use the ajax function of jQuery and how it can be used to insert and recover data from a MySQL database via PHP in a way asynchronous.

Check out the Demo Here

10. HOWTO: PHP and jQuery upload progress bar

With the controllable jQuery Progress Bar, writing a form upload progress bar seems like a piece of cake now. Hypothetically, all we need is to create the bar, poll for the progress of the file upload, drive the new progress bar value (in percentage) and set it using PHP.

Check out the Demo Here

11. Auto-Complete Field with jQuery, JSON & PHP

Using jQuery with PHP to create auto complete field, beside the auto-complete code we need the jQuery library along with its Dimensions plug-in.

12. A fancy Apple.com-style search suggestion

Learn how to recreate the effect from Apple website by creating a fancy apple.com-style search suggestion. This example makes use of several techniques: MySQL (for the database), HTML/CSS for styling, PHP for retrieving the data and jQuery for the AJAX request.

Check out the Demo Here

13. PHP & jQuery image upload and crop v1.2

Create a PHP and jQuery image upload and crop tool using PHP, jQuery, PHP GD Library and Image Area Select.

Check out the Demo Here

14. FlickrScrollr

FlickrScrollr is a combination of PHP and jQuery that parses a Flickr RSS feed and creates an animated thumbnail display.

Check out the Demo Here

15. Reddit-style Voting With PHP, MySQL And jQuery

If you are a regular at Reddit, you must have noticed the way people vote there. You can either vote up or vote down. This tutorial will show you how to create such a voting system with jQuery, PHP and MySQL.

Check out the Demo Here

16. SMTP Feedback Mail class with jQuery Slide Effect

This post is about feedback mail with nice slide effect using php SMTP class and jQuery. It’s very useful to add contact/feedback page to your php websites.

Check out the Demo Here

17. Ajax Add a Record with Button Status Change using jQuery

If you like Facebook and Twitter API method of clicking follow, add a friend button. Where you click the button, the button status changed to ‘You following’ and ‘Remove’ at the same time request inserted into database. This tutorial will show you how to do it.

Check out the Demo Here

18. Refreshing an element at a set time interval using jQuery and a sprinkle of Ajax

Now lets say that you a web page that has a big Block of “something” and inside this “something” you would like to have some information change at a set time interval. Well with Jquery, some PHP and a sprinkle of Ajax, you can get this done quick fast and in a hurry.

Check out the Demo Here

19. CakePHP Ajax “Quick Save” with jQuery

When you are in an administration panel, sometimes you want a “quick save” feature that allows you to save without leaving the page. Here is how to accomplish this with CakePHP and jQuery.

20. PHP / jQuery Image Replacement

This is a tiny plugin that, in combination with a separate server-side script, dynamically replaces the text of an element with an image, generated using fonts you specify. This allows you to use beautiful text in headings without having to manually produce images in Photoshop, GIMP, or similar.

Check out examples here

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Comments and Discussions
  • joão, 05 April 2009

    Impressive article!
    You should post some more stuff about jQuery integration with CakePHP :)

    • Abhisek, 06 April 2009

      I second that!

      • Kelly Cook, 10 April 2009

        yay for CakePHP and jQuery!

      • CS Org Sunda, 11 March 2010

        am newbie on jquery, and I have no idea to list mysql data on my pages, so am still looking the simple tutorial to learn fast and easly, but the component on this pages is so cool, so I’ve get some of the code freely

      • jay, 20 May 2010


    • Celso Soares, 02 August 2011

      Hey João cagalhão!
      You must try codeigniter. Is awesome

  • Matt Evans, 05 April 2009

    Awesome! – Thanks :-)

  • Marcus, 05 April 2009

    Great! Wanderfull!

    The best for me is a 6th tut. I’m find for it :-)

    Muito bom! eu estava procurando isso :-D

  • Brandon Cox, 05 April 2009

    I’m totally in love with jquery… I mean, not in a wierd way, just sort of a distant admiration. Anyway, thanks for the collection!

  • miron, 05 April 2009

    yea i agree with joão :)

    keep it up!

  • Dumitru Brînzan, 05 April 2009

    Very nice list! Thanks for compiling it!

  • Johnson Koh, 05 April 2009

    This list is amazing! Thanks so much!

  • Danh ba web 2.0, 05 April 2009

    Great list. Thanks you very much
    Nice day

  • Daniel, 05 April 2009

    Great and useful list here. I´ll use some of them i think. Thanks.

  • jack, 05 April 2009

    thanks, nice list

  • saurabh shah, 05 April 2009

    nice article….. very useful …

  • Marco, 05 April 2009

    Great round-up Noura! Pretty cool to see many of these amazing and yet very useful jQuery articles in one place.

    Also, thanks for including one of my articles (A fancy Apple.com-style search suggestion)!


  • Martin Gonzalez, 06 April 2009

    very nice!!!
    i was looking for some of this tutorials :D

  • webchecker, 06 April 2009

    Hey, this is a beauty. first time came to know about jquery and it wide usage. excellent article :) keep it up.

  • insic, 06 April 2009

    useful list.

    • Ashish, 20 January 2010

      i need to tool jquery.
      pls tell me a site….

  • Design freak, 06 April 2009

    very useful script… thanks for the list

  • Dinesh, 06 April 2009

    Much thanks man.. Newsletter Management! This is what i’m looking for past couple of days.. much much thanks.

  • helpful scripts thanks for the list..

  • taylan, 06 April 2009

    Great list, Thanks a lot.

  • George Campos, 06 April 2009

    Great list!


    George Campos
    Sao Paulo – Brazil

  • sean steezy, 06 April 2009

    sweetness. thanks!

  • Jason Grant, 06 April 2009

    Very useful. Some of these are on the cutting edge of reusable AJAX patterns, which is really nice to see.

    This one is definitely a keeper.

  • Tutorial Library, 06 April 2009

    very useful tutorial thanks

  • Amber Weinberg, 06 April 2009

    amazing list, thanks!

    • Khalid, 10 December 2010

      Wow. Nice girl in this pic.

  • King Don, 06 April 2009

    A friend sent this link to me, and i’m so happy he did. Can’t wait to jump in. I can see 4 of these i want to use right away.

  • Jason Lengstorf, 06 April 2009

    Thanks for featuring my FlickrScrollr!

    Great list!

  • Sklep Zoologiczny, 06 April 2009

    Another idea for new website. Thanks!

  • art2code, 06 April 2009

    thanks for those useful tuts !

  • Abhisek, 06 April 2009

    Thanks for posting one of my tuts. :)

  • Farid Hadi, 06 April 2009

    This is a good, useful list. Thanks for sharing.

  • Josh Read, 07 April 2009

    Such a fantastic resource. Thank you!

  • AlfredN, 07 April 2009

    Thanks for this, there’s no doubt in my mind that jquery has eased many of my own issues.

  • Fred Rivett, 07 April 2009

    An interesting read with some helpful tuts, cheers!

  • W3Planting, 07 April 2009

    this post is simply a cool one!

  • Pradeep, 08 April 2009

    I am a regular reader of your website. I like the way you find out lots of cool things and put it in one place. It makes our life so simple.Thanks and great job man!

  • awake, 08 April 2009

    This was wack! sorry

  • Kim H, 08 April 2009

    The Flickr scroll is especially nice – I think I have a few of these bookmarked. Thanks for making life simple!

  • jack, 08 April 2009

    thanks! this is very useful!

  • z.Yleo77, 13 April 2009

    I like these script. ..thx

  • Rahul, 14 April 2009

    Wow man this is a gigantic post.

  • Arjen, 16 April 2009

    Great article, there are some really good ones in your list! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sheevaa, 16 April 2009

    The Real 20 Useful PHP + j Query Components…. Nice Share

  • Alex, 22 April 2009

    thank you very much.

  • Gopinath, 25 April 2009

    You are amazing. I just cant refuse saying a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGG thanks to you.

  • Robert, 25 April 2009

    I just discovered your site and am completely amazed with all the great resources. I’m sure i’ll be on here for a while browsing the archives. Thanks for this article.

  • Arif Bin Forhad, 26 May 2009

    Wow!! Great..post..

  • Srinivas Tamada, 04 June 2009

    Great List..

  • Shyju P Nair, 18 October 2009

    Nice. Great Job.

  • Web Design Talk, 05 November 2009

    Really like the apple auto suggest. That’s very cool, much betetr than vanilla suggest boxes.

  • denbagus, 27 November 2009

    nice tutorial ..thanks full

  • surya, 15 December 2009

    Excellent list, thanks

  • Umnaj, 02 February 2010

    Very Great!!! Thanks..

  • macs1407, 10 February 2010

    truth has long been looking for tutorials so thank you very much for this great work. sorry for my English

    • balaraju, 07 December 2010

      great execllent

  • Jaspal Singh, 18 February 2010

    Really useful list of resources.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • PeterX, 17 March 2010

    thanks excelent post

  • nagarjuna, 26 March 2010

    its very usefull for every one
    cloud plz forward more concepts and materiel to my mail id

  • alin boby, 26 April 2010

    Nice post! hope you will provide more posts like that.

  • densky, 30 April 2010

    pretty nice tutorial,

    i just have a request, if you could add some tutorials on how to pass parameter from php – jquery or vice versa


  • shirish, 15 May 2010

    Very nice tutes it helped me a lot. Can you place a basic tutorial on building a basic CMS with cakePHP and Jquery?

  • dolido, 19 May 2010

    Thanks :-) all i need actually.

  • create mirror, 27 July 2010

    can I copy this blog post? i will add a link to this post.. let me know please, thanks

  • chip, 28 July 2010

    PHP + jQuery Components for thanx.

  • mathew, 11 August 2010

    Good article,nice really helped me

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  • Saurabh, 22 August 2010

    nice collection guys.. well appreciated .. hope to get more…

  • usman, 17 September 2010

    awesommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm thanx

  • Matt Butcher, 21 September 2010

    Might I suggest QueryPath as a good PHP/jQuery tool? QueryPath (http://querypath.org) implements the vast majority of jQuery’s API in PHP. And it works great not only on HTML, but on server-to-server XML and REST APIs.

  • rashed, 08 November 2010

    thanks a lot

  • Karey Luzinski, 10 November 2010

    This is really one of the much better reports regarding those that I’ve keep reading this specific subject as of late. Fantastic perform.

  • pave, 05 January 2011

    Thanks a ton!! Great article

  • Santosh, 01 February 2011

    It’s a awesome list. I’m a web developer and Noupe has always been my first choice :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

  • TheVoIPTech, 24 February 2011

    Awesome! You should get a Donate link! So that folks like us can buy some beer! Thank you!.

  • azam, 28 February 2011

    superb! thank you.

  • Fat Lizard, 28 February 2011

    Cool bananas. Thanks.

  • Naqeeb Ullah, 02 March 2011

    great job man… very helpful tutorial…

  • Slim, 14 April 2011

    That’s amazing .. thanks so much !!

  • dll, 28 April 2011

    Wow this is awesome, been looking for some nice JQuery perfs and you’ve listed a bunch of good ones I can integrate into my web apps. Thanks so much and keep up the good work!

  • vikas, 11 May 2011

    This is best way for learning jquery but i want to make easy utlize jquery of every person. but not right way

  • John, 17 May 2011

    Nice one, but I need some sample example of cakephp to save form data without refresh page.

  • Meir, 24 May 2011

    Great list. Really appreciated

  • ayodele, 21 June 2011

    you have done great and I appreciate your talent and time spent….I need more on Jquery…Thanks.

  • MHD, 23 June 2011

    This list is amazing! Thanks so much!…

  • Abdul Rehman, 28 June 2011

    how to add a coment form in stand php, ajax jquery

  • sekhar, 02 July 2011

    you have done great and I appreciate your talent and time spent….I need more on Jquery…Thanks

  • Manikandan, 05 July 2011

    this is very useful for me…..nice collections…

  • Mihai Herman, 16 July 2011

    Great article, only if i knew how to install them on my WordPress website :))

  • Beraki, 17 October 2011

    Best posts. Nice helpful links

  • Raj Sandhu, 21 November 2011

    Excellent Article and quite helpful. Thanks :)

  • John BP, 22 November 2011

    Collection is amazing!, Facebook and Twitter API method saved my time, using it in my current project and I’m using this nice ajax login also


  • Sachin Baghel, 18 January 2012

    very good collection man, hope in future there will be more jq in collection, best of luck,

  • Sachin Baghel, 18 January 2012

    And One More Thing Happy New Year,

  • Brushstroke Media, 17 April 2012

    You can clearly see that this post has been received brilliantly, I read quite a few design blogs on a daily basis, mostly looking for inspiration and I can honestly say that it is a breath of fresh air to read a tutorial that was actually well thought out, bookmarked.

  • kumar, 26 April 2012

    very useful stuff for Developers,very good stuff

  • Anilkumar, 02 May 2012

    Thanks for the article. It will be great if we have some more examples on cakePHP and ajax.

  • Yashwant, 31 May 2012

    Good One

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  • Faisal, 27 November 2012

    Absolutely great stuff. Gonna “Ctrl+D” it. :)

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