Most Popular jQuery Plugins

jQuery is one of the most popular JavaScript libraries in use on the Internet today. Over 50% of the top 10,000 websites rely on it, as do 30% of the top million sites, according to gary at BuiltWith.

JavaScript functionality is extended with the jQuery library which is in turn extended via plugins. There are thousands of plugins to choose from depending on the functionality that’s required. The most popular plugins are well written, ready for the masses, secure, and really useful with a minimum of work.

The top ten most popular jQuery plugins are listed below with the approximate percentage of the top sites using them.

  • UI ~30%
  • Form ~20%
  • Cycle ~20%
  • Tools ~5%
  • Easing ~5%
  • Cookie ~5%
  • PrettyPhoto ~5%
  • ColorBox ~5%
  • Bgiframe ~5%
  • Validate ~5%

Enhance your skills as a developer by becoming familiar with these jQuery plugins.