We all know the kind of dynamic and engaging functionality that jQuery can add to a user interface, but integrating jQuery does require some technical know-how. This isn’t a big deal for many of us, but some WordPress users prefer the simplicity of a plugin. The purpose of this article is to help you discover some of the useful WordPress plugins available that gives you jQuery powered functionality in an easy to implement package.
This plugin builds on the builtin WordPress gallery, and replaces any gallery inserted using the tag with a neat jQuery powered carousel. By carousel it means you can browse through all the pictures in the gallery and they’ll slide from the right to the left and seamlessly start over at the end.
jQuery Lightbox For Native Galleries makes the native WordPress galleries use a lightbox script called ColorBox to display the fullsize images.
This plugin adds Lazy Load to WordPress. Lazy load delays loading of images in (long) pages. Images below the fold (far down in the page) wont be loaded before user scrolls down.
This plugin gives commentors a live preview without taking up any extra screen real estate. It includes a simple HTML editor and you can customize comment preview block as you wish.
If you don’t like WordPress built-in Visual Editor (because it puts a lot of unnecessary tags or by any other reasons), but you want to have live post preview like in Visual Editor, this plugin may be useful for you.
jQuery-Pagebar displays a jQuery slider instead of the normal previous/next links.
This plugin will rotate latest posts from blog, presented with selected image, post headline, and optional post excerpt.
This plugin aims to consolidate your post information into a collapsible panel (using jQuery) that can save space on your page.
This is WordPress’s version of the jQuery Lightbox Plugin written by balupton.