In this post you’ll find out about very flexible and stylish WordPress plugins, which are based on Jquery UI. For a long time now jQuery has been very popular and modern approach displaying text, images, search, comment boxes etc. in modern way without any use of flash!
Release jQuery power and enjoy benefits right now – hope you like my findings and you’ll put them in good use.
UberMenu is a user-friendly, highly customizable mega menu ( or mega drop down menu ) WordPress plugin. It works out of the box with the WordPress 3 Menu Management System, making it simple to get started but powerful enough to create highly customized and creative mega menu configurations.
Styles with Shortcodes is the solution for this problem. This plugin lets you customize content faster and easier than ever before by using Shortcodes. Choose from 100 built in Shortcodes like; jQuery Accordion, Tabs and Toogle, Tooltips, Column Shortcodes, Gallery and Image Shortcodes, Button Styles, Alert Box Styles, Pullquotes, Blockquotes, Twitter buttons, Retweet button, Facebook Like, Follow me on Twitter buttons, Linkedin, Google +1, Flattr and many 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.
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2. 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.
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.
Makes the native WordPress galleries use a lightbox to display the fullsize images.
Live comment preview without page reboot. Works on jQuery.
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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.
14.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 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.
Show your post in fancy jQuery box, rotating images, with show-up text box with post description. This Plugin will present your HOT posts, in jQuery animation show.
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.
Beautiful tutorial, explaining how to modify and add Apple type sidebar using the Accordion plugin in jQuery UI.
20.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.
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.
24.Using jQuery to liven up your WordPress login
Nifty WordPress login page using Thickbox jQuery plugin.
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Plugin Central is a comprehensive WordPress plugin solution. Main features are:
- Install plugins directly by typing the name of plugin or the URL to zip file!
- Multiple-plugin install feature allows you to move your plugins from one blog to another
- Displays status of plugins in need of update on the Dashboard
- Option to update all plugins at once!
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
Show or hide contents(text, image etc.) with animated effects wrapped by spoiler markup tag([spoiler][/spoiler]).
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.
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.
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.
34. 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.
A JQuery based News Ticker Displays a sliding or fading list of post titles, rss reeds or comments and excerpts with links to post.