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) Snazzy Archives
Snazzy Archives is a visualization plugin for your WordPress site featuring an unique way to display all your posts. Your archive page will never be boring again!
Snazzy archives simply lets you express yourself and your blog. You can select different layouts and special effects, Snazzy archives will make sure your content stands out.
- Unique visual presentation of blog posts
- Will work out of the box with all features
- Posts are scanned for images and youtube videos and shown together with number of comments
- Different editable layouts (HTML and CSS)
- Special effects using jQuery
- Caching available for faster access
2) WP Wall
WP Wall is a “Wall” widget that appears in your blog’s side bar. Readers can add a quick comment about the blog as a whole, and the comment will appear in the sidebar immediately (without reloading the page).
All comments are internally handled by WordPress so that means you have normal comment moderation, SPAM protection and new comment notification.
WP Wall is fully customizable with a CSS file and included graphics.
- Global commenting “Wall”
- Comments are handled entirely by WordPress
- RSS Feed for the Wall
- Instant delete for admin
- Navigation through pages
- Interactive Wall: It can automatically refresh turning into a chat
3) Events Calendar
Events-Calendar is a versatile replacement for the original calendar included with WordPress adding many useful functions to keep track of your events. The plugin has an easy to use admin section that displays a big readable calendar and lets you add and delete events.
The plugin is widget ready so you can easily add a small calendar to the main sidebar with the ability to roll over the highlighted event day to see a brief description of the event or click the day to get a full description of the event without ever leaving your current page.
4) WP-Slimbox2 Plugin
A WordPress implementation of the stellar Slimbox2 script by Christophe Beyls (an enhanced clone of the Lightbox script) which utilizes the jQuery library to create an impressive image overlay with slide-out effects.
Almost, if not all, options are configurable from the administration panel. For more on the settings and what they do check out the Slimbox2 page.
5) jQuery Colorbox
jQuery Colorbox features 10 themes from which you can choose. See screenshots tab or my website. Works out-of-the-box with WordPress Galleries and NextGEN Gallery! (choose no effect in NextGEN settings)
When adding an image to a post or page, usually a thumbnail is inserted and linked to the image in original size. All images in posts and pages can be displayed in a layer when the thumbnail is clicked. Images are grouped as galleries when linked in the same post or page. Groups can be displayed in an automatic slideshow.
Individual images can be excluded by adding a special CSS class.
6) GD Star Rating plugin
GD Star Rating plugin allows you to set up rating and review system for posts, pages and comments in your blog. You can set many options for displaying the rating stars, and add widgets into the sidebars for displaying top ratings and other statistics generated by the plugin. Plugin includes advanced settings panels that will allow you to control many aspects of rating. Plugin also supports multi ratings along with thumbs based ratings. Plugin supports use of cache plugins and dynamic loading of data using ajax.
7) jQuery Lightbox
As the name shows, this is just WordPress’s version of the jQuery Lightbox Plugin written by balupton, perfectly working with WordPress 2.2 or up, and fully compatible with K2!
8 ) jQuery Comment Preview
- Live comment preview, which does not take that extra space on a page.
- The simple HTML-editor (instruction on using the editor are on the plugin options page).
- You can customize the comment preview block as you wish. You can display: comment author name, avatar (static or dinamic using gravatar.com), comment date and time, comment text. All this can be designed with CSS.
- You may don’t connect the plugin’s CSS file (optional), if you wish to reduce a number of queries to your server.
- The plugin’s JS and CSS files are connected only on a pages with a comment form.