jQuery has been around for a long while now, and it still remains the number one tool for adding effects and controlling your website. Other JS frameworks are becoming more and more popular, but if you need some simple details and you’re not a JavaScript developer, jQuery might be your choice.

Today, we gathered some free jQuery plugins that you can use for your website.

1. jQuery multi-select Dropdown 

While there are quite a lot of plugins out there for doing this, it is an interesting alternative to, let’s say select2.js. We liked the slick looks and the fact that it is simple to use and integrate into your existing website. Have a look, it might be a helpful tool if you want to customize your select inputs and change them to something special.

2. RichText – a free WYSIWYG editor

This is a simple, easy to use and free WYSIWYG editor that you can integrate into your website. You will only need jQuery and a couple of CSS files, which means that is light and does not take a million years to load like you do for a lot of text editors like this today.

3. jQuery menuUI

Often, you see websites with hidden menus on the left showing only the icon. When you start to hover the menu section, it opens the details and shown the complete data. Well, this plugin does exactly this. This is an awesome script for Dashboards to keep things clean and simple, and it’s quite interesting to use. The best thing about it is that it automatically creates a responsive menu as well and makes the website very user friendly. Looking to update the menu style on your website? This surely is an option that you should take into consideration.