10 Fabulous WordPress Plugins using jQuery

jQuery is increasingly becoming the popular choice among developers for its ability to create websites with more personalization schemes without requiring extensive coding. WordPress plugins for jQuery enable developers and designers in creative responsive designs with visually captivating effects, and a responsive look across all browsers and handheld devices.

jQuery Plugins to add cool effects to your website:

1) jQuery Colorbox

It adds colorbox/ lightbox functionality to images. This plugin features 11 themes from which you can choose the one as per your business needs. jQuery Colorbox works amazingly for WordPress and NextGEN galleries.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 347,667

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2) Collapse-O-Matic

This easy to use plugin removes clutter, saves space by displaying and hiding additional content in SEO friendly way. It adds a shortcode that will wrap any content, including other shortcodes, into a lovely jQuery expanding and collapsing division.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 155,763

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3) jQuery Slider

This highly customizable jQuery slider plugin offers you many options. You can set its width, height, and other parameters. It can be easily used on your post or page using shortcode or in your template file using php function.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 3.8 out of 5 stars

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4) Insights

Insights is a useful plugin that uses jQuery. It brings to you a powerful way to write your posts. With this plugin, you can increase productivity as well as the quality of your posts. Some of its features include inserting Flickr images, YouTube videos, Google Blog Search, Search Google News, and more.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 3.9 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 118,610

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5) Slick Social Share Buttons

With this plugin, you can easily add Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Pinterest and others social share buttons to your website. You can choose to display them in a floating or sliding panel. Also, you can see summaries of all your social metrics in the social statistics page.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 351,372

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6) jQuery Mega Menu Widget

This plugin creates a widget to allow you to add drop down mega menus from any standard WordPress custom menu using jQuery. jQuery Mega Menu Widget has received excellent reviews from the users and it can handle multiple mega menus on each page. It offers you several parameters that can be configured to help customize the mega menu.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 171,447

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7) Shortcodes Ultimate

This WordPress plugin provides mega pack of shortcodes. With this free plugin, you can easily create tabs, buttons, boxes, responsive videos, and lots more. It provides a great way to turn your free theme to premium. It has modern responsive design with over 40 amazing shortcodes.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.8 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 689,990

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8) Slideshow

It provides an easy way to integrate a slideshow to your WordPress powered website or blog. You can load any image into the slideshow from WordPress media page or can also insert images that you’ve already uploaded on your website

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 509,732

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9) IThemes Security

With this plugin, you get the most effective way to secure WordPress. It gives you more than 30 ways to secure and protect your website. this free plugin uses jQuery and works to protect any WordPress site.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.7 out of 5 stars
Downloads: 2,352,340

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10) HTML jQuery Audio Player

It is a modern looking music player that adds a single audio track or a full playlist to your site using shortcode. It works on all major browsers such as PC and Mac, and also on mobile devices including iPhone/iPad.

Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.2 out of 5 stars

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jQuery is beautiful and is known for adding eye catchy effects. Content Grid Slider by CouncilSoft is another excellent plugin that allows you to display your products/services beautifully.

What are your favorite WordPress plugins that use jQuery? What has been your experience in using those plugins?Share your views in the comment section below.

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