Amidst the huge upsurge of different JavaScript frameworks and libraries, one may simply ignore the power of jQuery plugins. But that's not going to be wise at all. Even in this age of React JS, jQuery is the single most used JavaScript library today with over 78 million active sites. It is very lightweight and extendable. There are plenty of jQuery plugins freely available for almost every functionality you need for your sites.

The best part is, there are different jQuery plugins available out there to add different functionalities to your websites. We will introduce you to some of such wonderful plugins that come handy for you.

Photopile JS

Photopile JS is a JavaScript/jQuery image gallery that simulates a pile of photos scattered about on a surface. 

Multiscroll.js

Multiscroll.js lets you create divided multi-scrolling pages. Create responsive split pages with two vertical scrolling panels.

Animation

A super simple user friendly jQuery plugin to create page transition with CSS animation. 

ScrollMe

A jQuery plugin for you to add simple scrolling effects to different web pages.

SVGMagic

SVGMagic is a fully automated SVG fallback. It is a jQuery plugin that searches for SVG images including backgrounds and inline data images on website and creates PNG versions when the browser doesn't support SVG.

Slidebars

Slidebars is a jQuery framework for creating app-style off-canvas menus and sidebars.

jQuery FocusPoint

You can show images in any container with FocusPoint by ensuring the 'spare' parts of your image are cropped out before the important parts. Images look great in this system.

Fluidbox

Fluidbox replicates and improves the lightbox module seen on Medium with different fluid transitions.

Gridscrolling.js

With gridscrolling.js you can have articles with a clear structure. It takes care of layouting, by giving you a path through the mains, and quite easy options to dig in the asides if necessary.

jInvertScroll

jInvertScroll is a lightweight plugin for jQuery that allows you to move in horizontal direction with a parallax effect while scrolling down. It's extremely easy to setup and requires nearly no configuration. 

Vide

Super easy jQuery plugin for video backgrounds.

Dense

Dense is a jQuery plugin that lets you have device pixel ratio aware images and also brings in retina support to your website. Clear the blurry images, be crisp.

Simple jQuery Slider

It is a powerful as well as simple jQuery plugin to have wonderful sliders on your site.

nanoGALLERY

Very simple way to manage your gallery.

You don’t need each of the above plugins. Just think about what functionality you want to have on your site then choose any jQuery plugin that provides that best.