45+ Fresh Out of the oven jQuery Plugins

March 5th, 2008

Two month ago we’ve presented the 50 favorite jQuery plugins many developers use and we promised that the second version will be coming soon. Today, we are going to introduce 45+ more jquery plugins that were recently created, so you don’t have to do the search as we did it and will continue to do it to build a useful library of jquery plugins and solutions.

Image SlideShows and Galleries

1) Galleria -Is a javascript image gallery written in jQuery. It loads the images one by one from an unordered list and displays thumbnails when each image is loaded. It will create thumbnails for you if you choose so, scaled or unscaled, centered and cropped inside a fixed thumbnail box defined by CSS.

2) jQuery Multimedia Portfolio -Non obstrusive and accessible portfolio supporting multiple media : photos, video (flv), audio (mp3), will automatically detect the extension of each media and apply the adapted player.

3) wSlide -Change your lists in animated box (with pagination)

Tag Clouds

4) Hover Sub Tags– Using jQuery to reduce the size of the tag cloud that you have on your sites, for example if you have Ajax as a tag, you can have jquery, mootools, etc… as sub-tags. A Sub Tag Cloud will appear when hovering over the main Tag links.


5) Pagination– Create navigational elements, when you have a a large list of items you can display them grouped in pages and present navigational elements to move from one page to another.


6) Accordion Menu -In this Accordion menu example, the menu headers are H3 tags, with each sub menu being UL tags that expand/ contract.

7) jQuery Treeview Plugin

8 ) Coda-Slider– Amazing jQuery Coda-Slider can be used for Nice, slick content presentation.

9) Simple Horizontal Accordion

Tables and Grids

10) TableRowCheckboxToggle – It generically adds the toggle function to any table rows you specify based on the css class names. It will by default toggle any checkboxes within the table row.

11) TableEditor – TableEditor provides flexible in place editing of HTML tables.

12) Ingrid – ngrid is an unobtrusive jQuery component that adds datagrid behaviors (column resizing, paging, sorting, row and column styling, and more) to your tables.


13) jQuery Nice Form – Create custom looking form elements, that function like normal form elements.

14) Easy Multi Select Transfer– Allowing options to be traded from one multi select to another.

15) jQuery Form Plugin– Allows you to easily and unobtrusively upgrade HTML forms to use AJAX by using ajaxForm and ajaxSubmit methods to gather information from the form element and determine how to manage the submit process which allows you to have full control over how the data is submitted.


16) jQuery.SerialScroll – This plugin allows you to easily animate any series of elements, by sequentially scrolling them. You can use it as a section slider, text scroller, slideshows, and news ticker.

17) liScroll – LiScroll is a jQuery plugin that transforms any given unordered list into a scrolling News Ticker

18) Spinner – Allows you to cycle through millions of items or groups of items with the appearance of a scroller and functionality of a page horizontally or vertically.

Form Elements

19) jWYSIWYG – This plugin is an inline content editor to allow editing rich HTML content on the fly.

20) Simple chained combobox -Very simple chained selects plugin for jQuery with JSON processing and callback feature, chain multiple selects with ease.

21) jQuery checkbox

22) jGrow -jGrow is a jQuery plug-in that makes the textarea adjust its size according to the length of the text.


23) jTruncate in Action – jTruncate provides simple yet customizable truncation for text entities in your web page.

24) toggleElements – toggleElements is designed to hide informations on your site and show it only when the user requests more information.

Gradients and Shadows

25) Drop Shadows – Interesting Drop shadow effect generated by a jQuery Plugin.

26) Gradient jQuery plugin – It allows you to define a gradient fill and have an element filled with a gradient. You can set the direction of the gradient (right-left or up-down) and the opacity of the gradient easily.

27) Gradient – The gradient plugin adds a dynamically created configurable gradient to the background of an element without the use of images.


28) Facebox -Is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages.

29) jQuery Lightbox Plugin– (balupton edition)

Color Picker

30) jQueryColorPicker – A simple jquery color picker plugin that can make user change the color of the background of the page easily.

This is worth checking out

31) Animated InnerFade– Full w3c compliant animated slideshow with sliding effect on large images.

32) Easy POP Show 1.0 Release – Full screen show for slide news or Image Gallery.

33) jqChart– Ajax & Draggable Simple Chart on Canvas+jQuery.

34) UI Datepicker -A simple jQuery UI Datepicker. Just add a text input field to your page and then attach the datepicker to it.

35) JSmile – A totally unobtrusive way for both (x)html and javascript events/functionality, this plug-in allows you to add, and remove, smiles in an entire document or only in some specified element.

36) ImgAreaSelect – imgAreaSelect is a jQuery plugin for selecting a rectangular area of an image.

37) jPrintArea-jPrintArea is a small jquery plugin to print only contents of a specified element.

Check out their demo page

38) jTabber– Allows you to scroll through content by clicking on tabs, without the page having to reload.

39) jQuery Calculation Plug-in – The Calculation plug-in is designed to give easy-to-use jQuery functions for commonly used mathematical functions.

40) jquery.biggerlink – A jQuery plugin to make it really easy to enable the specified element/s to behave as a proxy for their first contained link.

41) Humanized Messages– It’s simply a large and translucent message that’s displayed over the contents of your screen. They fade away when the user takes any action (like typing or moving the mouse).

42) Ajax Manager -Helps you to manage AJAX requests and responses (i.e. abort requests, block requests, order responses).

43) Background-Position Animation

44) Lazyload-Delays loading of images in (long) web pages. Images below the fold (the ones lower than window bottom) are not loaded. When scrolling down they are loaded when needed.

Check out their demo page

45) jQuery Tag Suggestion– The same tag suggesting as-you-type support that is uses.

Check out their demo page


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68 comments for „45+ Fresh Out of the oven jQuery Plugins
  1. Shane on March 5th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Great list of goodies!

    Does anyone know of a image cropper for jQuery?


  2. Noupe on March 5th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks Shane.
    You can fine a jQuery Crop plugin crop, labelOver and pluck plugin.

  3. Paul on March 6th, 2008 at 12:54 am

    Great list. I’ve seen a lot before, but found a few new ones I hadn’t come across yet though.
    Thank you

  4. directory on March 6th, 2008 at 3:49 am

    Boy, this is some high-class site

  5. Nicolas on March 6th, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Also for lazy loading (on-demand loading of scripts and styles) see this jquery plugin (really fresh, first public beta released yesterday)

  6. Bogdan on March 6th, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Great list.
    Thank you

  7. Noupe on March 6th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Nicolas, could you post a link for the demo ?

  8. Vektor on March 6th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Cool list m8

  9. Noupe on March 6th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Thanks Vector

  10. tzJQfool on March 6th, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Nice list!
    I’ve plugged in the RSS feed for jQ latetst releases:
    Nice to see somebody elses hot picks!

  11. Shane on March 6th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Hi Noupe,

    Thanks for the link to Remy’s crop plugin. Now to see if I can integrate it with the imgAreaSelect plugin ;) I basically want to allow users to create thumbs by cropping their images.

    Thanks again,

  12. pfa2008 on March 7th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    Thanks!!!I am Chinese.My English is pool.

  13. Andrew on March 7th, 2008 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for the great job – there a lot of very usefull scripts!

  14. hank on March 7th, 2008 at 4:26 am

    A great list there, thanks.

    Looks like you’ve mucked up the link to jTabber though…

  15. Noupe on March 7th, 2008 at 4:42 am

    Thanks tzJQfool, jQ latest releases have many great plugins to check.
    Shane, its realy nice to allow your users to take their own thumbs from their uploaded image, good idea:)
    pfa2008, Andrew Thanks and hopefully you will use some of these in your next project.

  16. David Henderson on March 7th, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Thank you for the list. It’s great!

  17. Jeremy Martin on March 7th, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Hey Noupe – thanks for the link to my article on Easy Multi Select Transfer in jQuery. I noticed the traffic spike and found a bunch of referrals from you. Thanks again!

  18. John Conner on March 7th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Thanks for this list.. the spinner plugin was exactly what I was looking for. Very lightweight and simple to use.

    • Arif Samad on January 30th, 2011 at 4:37 pm

      does any one have spinner plugin i need it plzzz

  19. Nicolas on March 9th, 2008 at 6:46 am

    Noupe, I’m currently working on a demo page, I’ll let you know asap. Cheers

  20. Bobby on March 9th, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Quite an amazing list. I wish similar plugins appear for Scripaculous

  21. Tony Pitale on March 11th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    How about Flot? Fantastic graphing with jQuery.

  22. rick on March 11th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    jquery is even better than sliced bread!!!

  23. alfonso catron on March 17th, 2008 at 8:48 am

    great list!
    I’m starting to learn jQuery and this is a great way to test its features.

  24. Ricardo on March 24th, 2008 at 4:32 am

    Thanks for the list.

  25. Chris Johnson on March 26th, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Thanks for the list. jQuery is da bomb!

  26. Secret Owl on April 4th, 2008 at 11:58 am

    ‘Nother great list, but I like your other jQuery post better!

  27. Joe on May 8th, 2008 at 11:21 am


  28. PS Website Design on August 8th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    This is a really nice list. Shame the link for 27 is 404 !Typical.

  29. ahmbay on August 9th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Good job :) thanks

  30. pisake on September 10th, 2008 at 1:53 am


  31. venkat on December 5th, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Very good script u’ve provided…

    one small request
    I am looking for “column resizing” and “column swapping” in a table.. so plz any bdy help to how to do these two tasks..


  32. Shahriar Hyder on October 12th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Nice collection mate. I have also added the link to your post in my Ultimate collection of top jQuery tutorials, tips-tricks and techniques to improve performance. Have a check below:

  33. Cybernautix Web on November 2nd, 2009 at 2:46 am

    Brilliant list! Thanks for sharing and gathering these awesome plugins.

  34. Bono on November 5th, 2009 at 5:32 am

    Nice collections. Will be trying out on some of these for next projects.

    Thanks a lot!


  35. pThomas on November 25th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks for the fine list. I’m new to jQuery and realy digging all the content on the net to help newbs get started.

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  37. Ken Phan on January 9th, 2010 at 2:45 am

    Hello !
    If you want using pagination plugin, pls try it here:
    That is a simple page used AJAX and JSON. The name is jPager. That jPager is easy install & simply.
    Download it here:

  38. Marcus Paak on January 31st, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Very well!
    I like No 19 – Form Elements…
    Thanks a lot!

  39. Dota on February 6th, 2010 at 5:58 am

    very nice jQuery Plugins!super!

  40. Octavio Koster on February 8th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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  41. Daniel Nowak on February 15th, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Cool List!!

    I created myself a jquery plugin, that adds applelike sticky notes on a website. It would be cool, if you could mention it somehow.

    Best Regards


  42. rishi on March 24th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    coda is damn cool….

  43. Nauman Akhtar on April 1st, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Cool JQuery plugins

  44. Disain on April 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Great stuff, I can wait to see the resultats on my work, some are for fun, but some others will be very useful, thank you

  45. Prashant Renge on April 30th, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Great list. I’ve seen a lot before, but found a few new ones I hadn’t come across yet though.
    Thank you

  46. Aditya on June 7th, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Awesome utilities….THANK YOU very much…please post more if you have….

  47. Monique on June 9th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for your compilation of goodies. It makes it really easy for me as a web designer to browse through effects for sites that I develop. I also appreciate the resources that are shared.

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  49. Aman on August 8th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Cool List!!

    I created myself a jquery plugin. It would be cool.

    please see here:-

    Best Regards

  50. Admiral Crusenstein on September 6th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Nice plugin to zoom hd images without flash (works on iPad…) – http://

  51. farhad on September 15th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    really thank u

  52. Ravi Juneja on November 11th, 2010 at 8:30 am

    nice list

  53. web tasar?m bal?kesir on December 4th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    good share. thanks..

  54. kurutma on December 4th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    good share. very thanks

  55. hassan on January 5th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    so good thx..and keep us informed about more..regards

  56. Faisal on January 8th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks for the great job. Here is a jquery image slider plugin called All-In-One. you can check out..

  57. Anthony on January 11th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Galleria is a brilliant jQuery gallery, and easy to style… there’s even a Plugin on wordpress, anybody know how to make the main image (not thumbnails) link to a specified external link?

  58. Arif Samad on January 30th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    does any one have spinner plugin i need it plzzz

    thansk in advance

  59. Saurabh Gupta on February 14th, 2011 at 6:44 am

    thanks…nice collection

  60. First Aid Lessons on March 13th, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Valuable information and excellent design you got here! I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and time into the stuff you post!! Thumbs up:)

  61. Agantuk on May 4th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This is a very very good collection of Jquery Example. I like it.

  62. khaled on July 11th, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    thank’s very mauch for this examples of slider for images

  63. shreshtt on August 5th, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    thanks for this tremendous collection

  64. Ankur on November 7th, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    This really helped me. I’m building a new website and the collection has the varieties that can be used. Thanks a lot.

  65. Design Korner on December 16th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Nice Collection.. Keep it up!

  66. Jack Miagger on January 30th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Really cool jQuery pagination plugin with integration with Animate.css and LazyLoad:

  67. Angelo on February 8th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Tag Clouds has a broken link. Thought I might let you know.