Free WordPress Plugins for Adding jQuery Goodness to Your Site
Add smooth scrolling effects in the form of handy up and down buttons. Click a button and it will scroll the current page (smoothly, of course) to the next or previous page/section. There’s also an optional “back to top” button.
This plugin adds jQuery form validation to the popular Contact Form 7. Easily validate the content of form fields including URLs, email addresses, dates, numbers and more.
jQuery Post Splitter takes the ability of WordPress to split up large posts into multiple pages and turns it into a unique slider. So, instead of having to click on pagination and manually load in subsequent pages, the plugin uses jQuery and Ajax to quickly load in new slides of content. It’s a much smoother and more seamless way to navigate through a long multi-part post.
Video Background employs jQuery to allow you to add (you guessed it) a video background to any element on your website. Just fill out a few fields and you’ll have added a truly compelling feature.
Use WP Slide-up box to add elegant jQuery slide boxes to images on your WordPress website. Different available effects will show the slide box by default (disappearing on a user hovering over the image) or show the slide box upon hovering. Boxes can contain content using a selection of HTML tags.
The standard Twitter Widget isn’t very flexible. Rotating Tweets brings a bit of jQuery to the fold by allowing your latest tweets to show one at a time in an animated rotation. You can display tweets as a widget or use a WordPress Shortcode.
Need to display a countdown timer chock full of wholesome jQuery? T(-) Countdown will give you just that – plus lots of customization options. Use it as a sidebar widget or a Shortcode.
Easily add tabbed content within your WordPress posts and pages using a drag and drop interface. Tabs can be created within a page, post or widget. Horizontal and vertical layouts are available. Tabs Responsive also includes support for Font Awesome icons as well.
Popup enables you to create attractive, responsive popup windows with a number of options. It even includes an integrated MailChimp subscription form to help recruit new readers to your mailing list.
Using a tiny, 8kb jQuery script, Equal Height Columns uses our spotlighted JS library to solve a web designer’s pet-peeve. Tell the plugin the targeted selectors and it does the rest. The plugin is also responsive, so you can have your fancy equally-tall columns on mobile devices, too.
All That’s Good: Brought to you by jQuery
A quick search around the WordPress Plugin Repository for jQuery brings up quite a volume of results. It goes to show how popular, stable and trusted the venerable library has become. So, whether you’re looking to add special effects like animation or some advanced functionality, chances are there is a WordPress plugin using jQuery to help you achieve your goals.
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