jQuery is ideal because it can create impressive animations and interactions while being simple to understand and easy to use. WordPress awesomeness lies in its fact that it can be customized to power any type of site you like! But what happens when you combine the power of jQuery with WordPress, the possibilities are infinite.
1) Q2W3 Fixed Widget
This one is one of my favorite plugin. Who doesn’t like fixed widget in sidebar? If your blog has almost all long posts then it’s advisable to have
fixed widget to keep user’s attention.
Plugin loads script Async or using Defer script load method. Client side optimization is a key for faster page loading too. It has all detailed options for you to configure widget properly.
2) NextGEN Gallery
I remember seeing NextGEN Gallery since last 10 years during my WordPress experience. It’s been the industry’s standard WordPress gallery plugin. With more than 1.7 million downloads per year it’s one of the best Gallery plugin.
NextGEN Gallery is used by all types of professionals and very basic folks around the globe.
3) Shortcodes Ultimate
With more than 100 plus shortcuts
Shortcodes Ultimate is also my favorite plugin.
Creating Tables, Columns, Note, Menu, ToolTip, Audio Addition, Highlights are my favorite shortcuts. It has 1-click shortcode insertion with live preview. Also it works with any theme and supports modern responsive design.
4) T(-) Countdown
T countdown is highly customizable HTML5 countdown timer as a sidebar widget or in a post or page using a shortcode. It’s perfect for informing one’s website visitors of an upcoming event.
5) jQuery Updater
WordPress usually ships with old version of jQuery. If you want to use latest version of jQuery the this plugin is for you. Plugin always adds the latest version of jQuery to your site.
It’s very light weight and safe to use.
Let me know what is your best jQuery based WordPress plugin.