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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Makes the native WordPress galleries use a lightbox to display the fullsize images.
Live comment preview without page reboot. Works on jQuery.
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.
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.
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.
The Google AJAX Translation WordPress plugin provides a quick, simple, and light way to add translation to your blog.
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.
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.
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 will make your blogroll livelier. It will show a number of ‘recent posts’ for each link in your Blogroll using Ajax.
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.
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!
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
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.
Nifty WordPress login page using Thickbox jQuery plugin.
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.
Learn how to create an animated featured posts section in WordPress
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.
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
Adds an SEO friendly, accessible regular or dropdown menu to your WordPress blog.
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.
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.
Events-Calendar is a diverse replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events.
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 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 is a slim plugin to integrate statistics from Shaun Inman’s Mint statistics package into WordPress.