40+ Quite Useful WordPress Plugins using jQuery

February 6, 2013 · 45 comments

by Lars

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WordPress needs no introduction and same is true for jQuery. Both are powerful, highly popular and have huge communities providing loads of useful and free addons. Bring WordPress and jQuery together really makes sense and the plugins for WordPress you’ll find here will make your blog theme more powerful and dynamic. Please leave a comment if I missed plugins that deserve to be here!


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J Post Slider

This plugin will rotate latest posts from blog, presented with selected image, post headline, and optional post excerpt. One post can have one J Post Slider, image for this animation. This is a feature rich plugin which let you set up how many post to rotate, which posts you want to show, animation speed, and much more.

HOW TO: Create a jQuery Carousel with WordPress Posts

This post will give you a quick run down of how to easily add a simple and easily customizable carousel with WordPress posts from a specified category.

Check out demo

WP Slimbox 2

A WordPress implementation of the stellar Slimbox2 script by Christophe Beyls (an enhanced clone of the Lightbox script) which utilizes the jQuery library to create an impressive image overlay with slide-out effects.

Check out live demo

How To Create WordPress Tabs Using jQuery

Tabbed sidebar elements makes users simply click a tab to quickly access various parts of your site. This tutorial will teach you how to do this in your WordPress blog using jQuery.

WordPress jQuery Lightbox Plugin

Used to overlay images on the current page, a little bit different popular Lightbox plugin.

If you want to see live demo of this plugin, just scroll down the page to see sample image and click on it.

Check out live demo

Carousel Gallery (jQuery)

This plugin tweaks the gallery tag in WordPress 2.6 thusly by replacing it with a javascript carousel. The plugin uses jQuery and a jQuery plugin called jCarousel.

Check out live demo

jQuery Reply to Comment

Add “reply” and “quote” features on each comment list. If you have jQuery installed on you blog, this Plugin add two link in each comments list (on single page). This plugin can auto include jQuery from Google Ajax API repository.

Shadowbox JS

Shadowbox is an online media viewing application that supports all of the web’s most popular media publishing formats. Shadowbox is written entirely in JavaScript and CSS and is highly customizable. Using Shadowbox, website authors can display a wide assortment of media in all major browsers without navigating users away from the linking page.

 

Check out for live demo

jQuery Lightbox For Native Galleries

Makes the native WordPress galleries use a lightbox to display the fullsize images.

Check out live demo

jQuery Comment Preview

Live comment preview without page reboot. Works on jQuery.

Insights

Insights is a powerful tool to write your blog posts. It increases productivity and the quality of your posts by using dynamic AJAX interface. This interface loads the relevant information about your post in seconds. Insights performs following functions: Interlink your posts, Insert Flickr images, Insert Youtube

videos, Search Wikipedia, Search Google, Insert a Google Map and more.

WordPress Plugin jQuery Pagebar

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

Check out live demo

Google Analyticator

Google Analyticator adds the necessary JavaScript code to enable Google Analytics logging on any WordPress blog. This eliminates the need to edit your template code to begin logging. Google Analyticator also includes several widgets for displaying Analytics data in the admin and on your blog.

Check out screenshots

OpenID Comment Form

OpenID is an open standard that allows users to authenticate to websites without having to create a new password. This plugin allows users to login to their local WordPress account using an OpenID, as well as enabling commenters to leave authenticated comments with OpenID. The plugin also includes an OpenID provider, enabling users to login to OpenID-enabled sites using their own personal WordPress account.

Check out screenshots

sCategory Permalink

Permalink option of WordPress %category% has one great limitation – when this option is selected, WordPress uses category with lowest ID for permalink generation. This plugin is intented to bypass WordPress permalinks limitation and allows you to select category for permalink generation.

Google AJAX Translation

The Google AJAX Translation WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple, and light way to add translation to your blog.

Infinite scroll

Infinite scroll has been called autopagerize, unpaginate, endless pages. But essentially it is pre-fetching content from a subsequent page and adding it directly to the user’s current page. This means they never need to click “Next Page”, which dramatically increases stickiness.

Check out demo

GD Star Rating

GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and also add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings.

Check out live demos throughout their whole homepage

Image Drop Shadow

Image Drop Shadow wordpress plugin adds stylish drop shadow to images posted on your blog using jQuery. Just install it and all your posted images will automatically have a drop shadow.

Live Blogroll

Live Blogroll will make your blogroll livelier. It will show a number of ‘recent posts’ for each link in your Blogroll using Ajax.

WP Wall

WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s side bar. Readers can add a quick comment about the blog as a whole, and the comment will appear in the sidebar immediately, without reloading the page.

WordPress post information plugin

This plugin can help by showing post meta information on demand by using a JavaScript toggle function.

WordPress Sidebar Turned Apple-Flashy Using jQuery UI

Beautiful tutorial, explaining how to modify and add Apple type sidebar using the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI.

Check out demo

Adding Form Validation to WordPress Comments using jQuery

This tutorial will show you how to use jQuery to do some instant checking on an example comment form.

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Snazzy Archives

Snazzy Archives is a visualization plugin for your WordPress site featuring an unique way to display all your posts. Your archive page will never be boring again!

Shockingly Big IE6 Warning

The Shockingly Big IE6 Warning is a plugin that shows a warning message alerting the user why it is bad to use IE6, the security risk and the bad compatibility of Web Standards.

You can choose from 3 types of warning:

  • TOP, a discreet top bar
  • FULL, a fullscreen warning
  • CRASH, the mean option

WordPress Plugin – My Page Order

My Page Order allows you to set the order of pages through a drag and drop interface. The default method of setting the order page by page is extremely clumsy, especially with a large number of pages.

Using jQuery to liven up your WordPress login

Nifty WordPress login page using Thickbox jQuery plugin.

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WP-Imagefit

Rather than relying on a CSS or HTML-driven approach to resize large or wide images, WP-Imagefit relies on Javascript to proportionately resize images based on the width of the containing column.

Tweet Blender

Similar in functionality to Twitter’s own widget but has support for multiple authors, hashtags, and keywords all blended together. The plugin can show tweets from just one user (as all other Twitter plugins do); however, it can also show tweets for a topic which you can define via Twitter hashtag or keyword. But there is more! It can also show tweets for multiple authors AND multiple keywords AND multiple hashtags all blended together into a single stream.

Check out live demo on right sidebar of author’s site

WordPress Featured Post Slideshow

Learn how to create an animated featured posts section in WordPress

Download Plugin from here

Advanced Spoiler

Show or hide contents(text, image etc.) with animated effects wrapped by spoiler markup tag([spoiler][/spoiler]).

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF)

SimpleModal Contact Form (SMCF) is an Ajax powered modal contact form. It utilizes the jQuery JavaScript library and the SimpleModal jQuery plugin.

Accordion Image Menu

This is a different menu that uses your post images as a background. You can insert the menu wherever you want: content, php files or widget if your theme allows it.

Live demo on author’s website sidebar

Create a featured posts slider in WordPress using jFlow

Many premium themes feature cool featured content sliding areas, where the latest posts appear. There is one such plugin, built around the Mootools library, but in this tutorial you will learn how to do this using jFlow jQuery plugin. It will also automatically scroll. Of course, this can easily be modified to use the navigation buttons as well

Demo of the jFlow plugin can be seen here

PixoPoint Menu Plugin

Adds an SEO friendly, accessible regular or dropdown menu to your WordPress blog.

Check out live example

Quick Search

Quick Search add AJAX Search to your site sorting results by Posts, Page and Comments. You can easly customize the popup menu style by modifying the file quick-search.css.

Ozh’ Better Plugin Page

Better Plugin Page brings a few valueable enhancements to the Plugin Management page: tiny icons, less clutter, quick action links. Handy for those who have 70+ plugins on their blog.

Check out demo

Events Calendar

Events-Calendar is a diverse replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events.

Highlight Search Terms

Highlights search terms using jQuery when referer is a Google, Yahoo or Lycos search engine or within WordPress generated search results. This plugin is a light weight, low resource demanding.

µAudio Player

µAudio is a slim (450 Bytes!), fast plugin to create a flash mp3 player when mp3 links are clicked. In order to reduce clutter and file transfer, the links are unmodified until they are clicked, at which point a div with the player is faded in after the link. A second click on the link fades the player back out.

µMint Plugin

µMint is a slim plugin to integrate statistics from Shaun Inman’s Mint statistics package into WordPress.

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designfollow November 7, 2009 at 12:12 pm

thanks for this great post

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Premium Wordpress themes October 17, 2009 at 9:04 am

the image in “Wordpress Featured Post Slideshow” is wrongly linked to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/live-blogroll/

please fix.

thanks

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joão October 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

awesome showcase!
love the “Shockingly Big IE6 Warning” one 😉

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Dalesh Kowlesar October 7, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Thanks for the plugin mentions. Just downloaded a few. Off to test. Great post and once again thanks!

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