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Top 27 Free jQuery Plugins with Bootstrap Support

BuiltWith reports that there are 6.9 million websites using Bootstrap in their design. That’s an insane number of websites, even more insane when we realize that as many as 10% of websites in the top 10,000 websites list are using Bootstrap for one purpose or another. The growth of this framework has surpassed everything that the creators could have ever expected, and Bootstrap remains as the one household framework within the front-end dev community.

The reasons to use Bootstrap stretch far:

  • Easy to work with — Bootstrap doesn’t have huge learning curve, which is why it has been so widely adopted by beginner developers. Getting started is as easy as downloading one of the boilerplates, and stitching together the required components of your project.
  • Responsive — mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers alike can all share the same design and design functionality when a website is built with Bootstrap. A very important feature in modern times.
  • Grid layout — Bootstrap is built on a foundation of 12-column grid layouts. And because the classes and selectors are native to Bootstrap, you can quickly position the location of components. Also known as rapid web development.
  • Development speed — as briefly noted, one of the many reasons so many devs are using Bootstrap, is the amount of time it takes to develop a production-ready website. For smaller-size projects, it could take as long as a day, even a few hours if everything required is actually known.
  • Customizable — Bootstrap doesn’t restrict its own components to a single style, quite the opposite. Bootstrap encourages everyone to download the components and style them with unique designs and approaches, the end result is also known as custom UI kits.
  • JavaScript support — Bootstrap supports a lot of custom components, though one of the best features/benefits for many developers has been the native integration of JavaScript plugins that do all sort of dynamic activities for the website; tabs, sliders and more.
  • Community — Bootstrap is not just a framework, it’s a community of developers and designers who bring the framework to live, these are the people that make the whole thing possible, and as can be learned by the numbers, there’s a lot of love that goes out to this framework. The community aspect also yields to gaining easier access to support for any technical questions related to building a website with Bootstrap.

there are so many other reasons/benefits to use Bootstrap, but these will be the ones that you will instantly become aware of, or perhaps you’re already aware of. To be looking for jQuery plugins with Bootstrap support, it must mean that you’ve met Bootstrap before. What are these Bootstrap-supported jQuery plugins anyway? Well, they are a collection of jQuery plugins that have some sort of interaction with Bootstrap. Which can be in two formats.

The first format is that the plugin directly influences your Bootstrap experience, the other is that the plugin is using Bootstrap to support itself; such as styling and colors. You can skim through the list quickly, we have made it accessible, but if you’re interested, check out the descriptions we have shared to learn more about each. The Download pages are leading straight to GitHub where you can grab the latest version of each plugin/library, and also read the full documentation.

ColorBrewer

ColorBrewer

ColorBrewer is a unique color selection tool aimed at cartographers, designers, and those who work with web colors frequently. Although the purpose of the tool might seem very simple, the actual process of finding the right color for you is much deeper than just looking at a selection of colors. ColorBrewer really gives you the maximum amount of choices for each set of colors, so you can select between different varieties of shades and hues. With the settings panel, you can configure the color map to be more/less transparent, to have solid colors only, but also to ensure that the colors you select are safe for color blind people and more. The ColorBrewer library will help you select CB colors for your bootstrap project using a simple widget.

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Mobility

Mobility

Building a mobile application that people will understand how to use is the most crucial aspect of building a mobile app in the first place. Who needs an app that only does what you want to do it, customers are looking for pleasant experiences that do all of the work for them. Mobility is an established minimal mobile development framework that uses Bootstrap in the back-end. The languages of choice within this framework are: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — which means that any modern front-end developer can adapt to this framework quickly and painlessly. There are some great features to choose from too, some of our favorites include: CSS3 transitions, fixed headers and footers, forms that are optimized for mobile devices, content tabs, a lists feature for creating lists that can scroll infinitely, notifications to keep your visitors up to date.

Sure, the list of features goes on, but what’s even important than that, is the kind of websites that developers are building using Mobility. The three most popular choices seem to be: a business homepage, a blogging platform, and also an eCommerce platform for selling products. All three type of websites can be quickly prototyped and launched using Mobility’s concise framework features.

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Bootstrap Colorpicker Plus

Bootstrap Colorpicker Plus

Colors in design is everything. Without the right selection of colors, it’s going to be hard to appeal to visitors who are experienced with design, or have basic understanding of the natural flow that colors should have. The Bootstrap Colorpicker PluBootstrap Colorpicker Plus library has a few uses, the first use is that we can use Bootstrap Colorpicker Plus to allow users to create custom color codes for the colors that they wish to use. There are multiple ways that this library enables for anyone to quickly get the HEX code of a particular color, while the other use is to use the library for allowing users to modify the design of their profiles pages themseleves. With an easy forms integration, this library makes the process of selecting and activating colors a truly breezeful experience. Your users will than you infinitely for allowing them to customize their profiles with their own custom colors.

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Bootstrap Validator

Bootstrap Validator

When building a website with Bootstrap, you aren’t just building a grid-like website that has fancy widgets, and images attached to it. You’re building a full-scale website that has all the features that a modern website would have in any other situation. That includes the use of Forms. Forms is what helps us to submit content through websites. We use forms to register, to login, to contact, to submit content, and so many other uses for website forms. And because we’re using forms so frequently, we need to ensure that we’re helping our users save time, and also headaches, by validating each of the forms inputs. It’s more than likely that you yourself have been in a similar situation where you’re typing a password in two different forms, and all other form inputs get canceled once you submit the form, because your passwords didn’t match. With a validator, this painful experience can be avoided for everyone, through the means of validating each form to check that it’s matching the previous. This library integrates with Bootstrap 3, so definitely check it out and start using it — your visitors will thank you.

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Bootstrap Data Table

Bootstrap Data Table

In web design, seeing a table on a web page means that this page/site is going to be dealing with data. It could be research data, and it also could be simple reporting data on a particular cause. The uses for HTML tables are truly infinite. Now, if you’re using Bootstrap and want to begin crafting Data Tables using your Bootstrap foundation, here is a library that will help you with the process. This is an extensive Data Table library that has features like: search through table data, enlist entries per page, and paginate all the pages. Of course, Bootstrap is only used in this situation to help with the styling of the actual table form. But this gives you all the freedom to apply different Bootstrap skins to your table forms and really make them stand out. Also, you could try investigating our recent publication about CSS3 tables built using custom CSS3 — we’re sure you could apply these styles/skins to this library as well.

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Bootstrap Slider

Bootstrap Slider

Sliders are such versatile website widgets. But we are not talking about content sliders here. In a way we are, but really we are not. The kind of sliders we are talking about right here that can be built with this library are the kind of sliders you use to slide up and down specifically set values. This means, you can create interactive sliders for the purpose of allowing users to select pricing through a slider. You could create a slider that would allow you to create a color selection tool, a color mix and match if you like. Those are the sliders that the Bootstrap Slider library allows you to create. We encourage that you take some time and take a closer look at the documentation to explore the available demo sliders, to better understand the purpose of this library on your own website.

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Bootstrap Star Rating

Bootstrap Star Rating

Star rating systems entered the web ever since rating websites become popular. Book ratings, business ratings, content ratings, all kinds of types of content is able to receive customer feedback, complemented by ratings. Google Search Engine quickly took notice, and started publishing ratings alongside websites in search results, ratings for those who were using the ratings system in the first place. This of course, generate a huge discussion about the benefits of using a ratings system to help boost one’s visibility in search engine results pages, but in reality, it doesn’t affect the results as much, as people still prefer to go for quality, rather than visibility. The Bootstrap Star Rating library we have here is a very simple fork of a star rating system for your website. There’s a few features to take note of — there are not half-star ratings, there’s no real AJAX integration, it’s also fully independent of CSS because it comes directly with a Bootstrap integration. If simplicity is what you’re known for, this is your library.

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Bootstrap Sortable

Bootstrap Sortable

We already discussed one tables library. Now it’s time for another, and we truly believe this could complement the previous one greatly. Bootstrap Sortable lets you attach a jQuery library to your website that would allow visitors to sort table data according to their own preference. This mean sorting data for ASC/DSC values, also sorting by alphabet and other common sorting values that we encounter on platforms that allow sorting through data.

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Pro Range Data Slider

Pro Range Data Slider

Just another option of a data slider that uses Bootstrap components to seamlessly integrate in a Bootstrap-built website. We hope this HTML5-ready slider will be of utmost benefit for your projects. By the looks of it, this one has slightly more fluid movements when moving the arrows up and down the data slider. We will let you decide for yourself.

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rPage

rPage by auxiliary

What would the web look like if there was no pagination. Seriously. Pagination totally ties together the exposure of content on any given website. Imagine if you were running a blog website, and your posts page didn’t have pagination, but you had more than 1000 posts to show. This would mean that each post would have to be loaded in a single page. That would be such a disaster for anyone who is trying to load your blog posts. And this is where pagination comes in real handy. Pagination allows us to specify a number of content that we wish to display in a particular page, and then divide all the remaining content into pages. The rPage library is for exactly that. rPage takes the existing Bootstrap pagination and completely optimizes it for maximum performance and mobility.

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jQuery Backoffice Filters

jQuery Backoffice Filters

Running a complicated data set within the internal aspects of your business, and need a way to sort through data without losing out on time or performance? jQuery Backoffice Filters can help. It’s a library designed to help you sort any kind of database/website data through the use of specific filters. The filters can be selected and set up by you, which means that you still get full control over the way data is going to appear to you. And of course, the filters could technically be applied for front-end use as well, in situations where it would be necessary for users to sort out possible matches for specific data returns; like search engines, eCommerce stores and others.

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Bootstrap 3 Contact Form with Google’s reCaptcha

Bootstrap 3 Contact Form with Google's reCaptcha

What would the web look like, if there were no contact forms. That’s the beauty of web. A truly necessary feature will naturally be developed by someone, and what a day it was when someone decided to create a contact form for the web. These days, contact foms have evolved beyond the basic features. A contact form can be used to send over sensitive data, to apply for a job, to send a simple message, and so much more. The one thing that many modern contact forms lack, is the ability to protect themselves against spammers, and to best deal with spam, most professional web developers will recommend to use Google’s reCAPTCHA platform. The basis upon which this particular library was built. A Bootstrap 3 oriented contact form that uses reCAPTCHA to protect your contact form against spammers.

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Bootstrap Tree View

Bootstrap Tree View

Running a website that has to deal with a lot of categories and/or tags is inevitable going to cause some problems for the visual appearance. For example, blogs that have more than 10-15 categories will recognize that having so many categories takes up a lot of space in the widgets area of the website. So, to solve the problem, categories can be nested as sub-categories, but even then, this still takes up a lot of visual space. To fix this, we can utilize a technique called Tree View, where sub-categories can be nested underneath major categories, and only viewed once user clicks the “+” button to unfold the remaining sub-categories. You’re looking at a library that is going to make the process very easy for you.

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jQuery Table of Contents

jQuery Table of Contents

It’s very likely that at some point during your web browsing history, you stumbled upon a piece of content that was so big that it needed a Table of Contents. If not, then think of any book that you have read or picked up in the past, it had what’s called a Chapters page, where all the book chapters are listed. This is also known as table of contents of the particular book. On the web, table of contents is often used to discuss documentation, but also on large pieces of content; like tutorials and guides, and this library, Tocify, is going to help you create individual content pages accompanied by a table of contents, to help your readers better engage with your content, and to help them better understand the overall structure of what you’re trying to convey. Tocify can be optionally styled with Twitter Bootstrap or jQuery UI Themeroller, and optionally animated with jQuery show/hide effects. Tocify also optionally provides support for smooth scrolling, scroll highlighting, scroll page extending, and forward and back button support.

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Bootstrap Grid Editor

Bootstrap Grid Editor

Having a grid in the first place, is already such a huge boost to the workflow of website design, but being able to re-organize the grid using a drag and drop system, that’s pure revolutionary! Grid Editor is a Bootstrap-specific editor for rearranging the appearance of your Bootstrap grid system. It is built in a way that’s going to let you edit the Grid content, appearance, and location through the use of traditional content management editor tools. You will not know how useful and convenient this tool truly is, until you try it on your own Bootstrap website.

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jsTiles

jsTiles

Tiles is a unique way of displaying content. jsTiles simply helps you to “animate” your content using a Tiles template approach. The end result looks similar to a content slider, but without the sliding capability. The content just unfolds naturally in a tile-style and adds a particular browsing experience that will be impossible to match by any other effort. Demo page uses jsTiles to show you what it is capable of.

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Bootstrap Notify

Bootstrap Notify v3.1.3

Website notifications get a lot of attention these days. Notification and popup scripts are on the rise as more website owners realize that in order to fully capture users attention, notifications will be necessary to experiment with. Popups can be annoying, but when the popups have deeper purpose, they actually make a lot of sense to use. A good example is a contact form, a notification can be created to alert the user after a successful submission, or a notification can be used to alert the user when there’s an error in their profile. The uses for notifications are many, and the Bootstrap Notify library takes Alerts to the next level. A custom settings platform is available to select different settings for creating the perfect notification that’s going to capture your visitors attention.

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jQuery UI Bootstrap

jQuery UI Bootstrap

Know of jQuery UI? Wish to amplify the experience with Bootstrap? Well, now it’s possible. jQuery UI Bootstrap gives you a Bootstrap-built theme for your jQuery UI components. There is no better way for combining both frameworks than this single library, and it is being actively developed by some of the most prominent creative minds in the industry.

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Bootstrap Multiselect

Bootstrap Multiselect

We are still actively exploring libraries that help us to manipulate our forms. Forms are a big deal, and this library shows. Bootstrap Multiselect lets us create specific forms actions that would allow us to select multiple choices within a form. A very handy library that could come in handy for situations where a user needs to select the quantity of something, but also in different variations. Or select between styles where multiple style options are present, needless to say — job application process forms could also benefit from this library, because applicants are often presented with questions that require multiple answer choices and sometimes there’s the need to select multiple answers to better portray the user’s proficiency.

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Bootstrap Tags Input

Bootstrap Tags Input

For bloggers, tags are an essential method for managing the different varieties of content. Tags help to point out to content that’s in relation to what they are already exploring, and users love to explore more of what they already have liked. Tags also help to organize a website in a way that specific content is nested underneath similar pages. This jQuery library is uses the Bootstrap UI to help you manage your tags.

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jQuery Bootgrid

jQuery Bootgrid

jQuery Bootgrid has been built to help Bootstrap users better organize their dynamic forms content. Within a single click of a button, you can completely transform the appearance of a particular dynamic forms widget to look like a modern state of the art solution that will wow your users, and leave a lasting impression.

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Bootstrap FileStyle

Bootstrap FileStyle

We wrote about jQuery file upload scripts in recent past, a successful post that has already generated a high volume of response, and goes to show how trending the current market for file upload related content is. Then again, it makes complete sense as the big names in Cloud Computing are battling against each other for new customers, namely Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Apple. Bootstrap FileStyle will let you custom-style your file upload input forms with the Bootstrap framework UI. It’s time to give your file upload pages a little makeover.

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Premium jQuery Plugins built with Bootstrap Support

Plugins as such began to originate in the free, open-source market. Putting a price on something wasn’t really a thing, except for those who were working in freelance at the very early stages of web’s evolution. These days, premium plugins are fairly common, offering unique features and functionalities that nobody else has bothered to create in the open-source space. The Colorlib team embraces this content, even if you find ourselves being affiliated with these companies from time to time, it’s not because we are in any way trying to milk our community, it’s because we can vouch for what others are creating, and want our community to have the same, good, experience that we are having. If none of the open-source plugins were of huge interest to you, perhaps some of the premium ones will be. It’s all just for fun anyway.

jQuery & Bootstrap RSS Widget

jQuery Bootstrap RSS Widget

RSS feeds are still some of the most popular ways of consuming content on the go. The process of checking each website that we read individually, for new content, can be so time consuming and boring that we quickly run out of patience, and that’s where RSS feeds come in really handy. The following script is for aligning together both jQuery and Bootstrap to create a unique RSS feed fetching experience for your website. Simply attached the library and specify the location using a jQuery call and you’re all set. You can set up as many feeds as you like.

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Power Table – Jquery + Bootstrap

Power Table - Jquery + Bootstrap

Welcome to power table! A full-fledged solution to creating HTML5 tables using jQuery, and Bootstrap. The tables that you can create with this library provide many great benefits and uses, some of them are: you can add a custom search form for all tables, you can create a sort content option to allow users to organize content, you can allow users to scroll through content by using pagination, and many other design/database related features to create truly powerful tables.

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Bootstrap JQuery Paypal Shopping Cart

Bootstrap JQuery Paypal Shopping Cart

Quickly launch an online store that accepts PayPal payments. All the styling has been done using Bootstrap and gives you the freedom to add any additional Bootstrap components to your project as you desire them. This is a full-on shopping cart solution, so you have to make sure that you know the purpose of this library before you use it. You could technically extract individual components for personal use if you so desire.

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DMSS – Bootstrap jQuery Style Switcher

DMSS - Bootstrap jQuery Style Switcher

Say hello to DMSS — a personal jQuery built and Bootstrap supported style switcher for websites. Now, the product is aimed at any webmaster, but particularly web designers who are keen to display their final work in a variety of styles. It doesn’t help to create just one single style, and then re-do another style and have the user view that. Instead, a much more flexible choice would be to program/code the design in a way where the style switcher would allow to quickly change the overall appearance of the website’s style. That’s the kind of library you are looking at here. A simple widget will be added to your website to allow users to completely change up the appearance of the style that they are viewing, based on your own recommendations.

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TimelinzJS – lightweight timeline maker

TimelinzJS - lightweight timeline maker

Facebook really did revolutionize timelines. Now, timelines can be found everywhere, but most frequently on website designs that have some sort of a connection with events. When displaying the events calendar, it’s much more convenient to use a timeline of the daily schedule to display the kind of speakers/activities that users can expect for the day. This is what TimelinzJS is trying to achieve, it’s giving you the opportunity to create unique timelines that you can use to discuss important business events, or to showcase your schedule availability. The uses are unlimited, and we look forward to seeing what you are able to create with this very unique jQuery library.

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jQuery libraries with Bootstrap support

In the end, as it turns out, there is enough variety of scripts, plugins and libraries to make an actual collection out of it. As we see it, these are the absolutely best and most relevant jQuery plugins that support Bootstrap integration as a native thing. From forms to direct website management, all the way to fully comprehensive scripts that add unique experiences to your website, for your visitors. Do let us know what you thought of this collection as we look forward to coming up with new and fresh angles to such pieces.

Alex Ivanovs

Alex is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of experience in design, development, and small business. His work has been featured in publications like Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, TheNextWeb, and others.

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