Over on Envato Market there are well over 1000 jQuery scripts and plugins that will allow you to add virtually any type of functionality to your site with just the minimum amount of configuration.
Here’s 20 plugins that will add something unique or something really useful to your site.
Annotator Pro is a jQuery plugin for quickly and easily adding annotations, tooltips or zooming functionality to your photos and images. It comes with a fully featured editor that you can use to customize the plugin.
Whether you’re selling goods or collecting donations, with the PayNow! jQuery plugin you can quickly add stylish PayPal payment buttons to your website for instant and secure payments.
The plugin supports the following types of payment buttons – “Buy Now”, “Donate” and “Subscribe” and provides six predefined button styles for your creativity.
StickyFooterNav is a unique mega footer solution coded to work and fit on any device. By setting a few options, you can make the footer work on hover or on click, define effects durations, enable or disable responsiveness or add a trigger button to toggle the footer bar.
Flat Weather is an easy to use jQuery weather plugin that supports switching between two different API sources (OpenWeatherMap.org or Yahoo Weather) without changing any of your front-end code.
It comes with an attractive flat UI CSS stylesheet, and uses a weather icon font for attractive and scalable visuals.
PINCHZOOMer is an easy to setup jQuery plugin for mobile and desktop that adds pinch to zoom (or mouse scroll zoom) functioniality to your images.
The MapSVG jQuery plugin will turn any SVG file into an interactive and fully customizable map or floorplan.
Glue is a plugin that allows you to create exit-popups on your website, so you can capture visitors just as they are about to leave. It detects if the mouse of a user leaves the viewport / document borders of your website — and when this happens, it shows a popup box.
PreviewMagic is a ‘magic’ way to preview the content of other pages when you don’t want your users to leave the main page.
Smart Forms FrameworkDemo
Smart Forms is a responsive form framework that can be used to build any kind of web form quickly. It includes a variety of form widgets such as datepickers, timepickers, colorpickers, numeric steppers, UI sliders, Google maps, toggle switches validation, and also comes packaged with 5 working AJAX PHP form templates.
MagicWall is a jQuery plugin for creating an image grid that cycles through a set of images using attractive animations at a specific time interval. You can use this plugin to create a decorative element of your website, display your work or simply use it as an animated background.
Quantum Fader is a lightweight (3KB) JS gallery plugin. You can pretty much add anything you want to a slide (images, HTMLl, video, Twitter feed, and more) and, perhaps best of all, it works perfectly in Internet Explorer 6 (!) and all major browsers.
Metro – jQuery Grid PortfolioDemo
Metro is a simple jQuery plugin that displays your portfolio in an interactive way and in a Metro style. Some of the plugin’s strong points are: fully responsive grid, easy to set up, high performance, modern look & feel, clean and spacious design.
Easy Video PlayerDemo
Easy Video Player is a powerful responsive video player that can play local videos, streaming videos from a server or Youtube videos. It only requires the mp4 format (the best and most used format on the web) and it will work on mobile devices and desktop machines no matter which browser is used, including older browsers like IE7/IE8.
Vinyl Music PlayerDemo
Built off the open-source jPlayer multimedia plugin, Vinyl is a jQuery music player plugin with a truly unique and beautiful GUI. The plugin allows you to create a playlist and organize and play your MP3 files.
Tweetable is a simple, easy-to-use jQuery plugin to make quotes from your articles shareable on Twitter in an elegant and meaningful way. You simply wrap any passage from your content in a span, give it the class tweetable, and the user will be able to click that passage and directly share it with their Twitter followers.
The jQuery Range Calendar is a new approach to the classic calendar. It allows you to select a range of dates simply by resizing the right edge with an easy drag and drop system.
Cool Text EffectsDemo
AnchorPage is a light multi-purpose jQuery plugin for creating navigation menus with anchor links to sections of your page, as fast as possible. It’s device friendly by supporting all kinds of screens and media devices.
DZS Parallaxer is a plugin that will give any type of content a cool parallax effect. It works with almost any type content you throw at it, images, video, and HTML.
If you’re already familiar with jQuery, perhaps a course that covers some of the best practices in jQuery plugin development would be better suited to you.
If you’re looking to buy jQuery plugins, you should also head over to Envato Market! There are currently well over 1000(!) jQuery scripts and plugins that will allow you to add virtually any type of functionality to your site or app.
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