If you haven’t noticed by now, there are a lot of professional web designers using jQuery to speed up their websites. Even the professionals with small sites can benefit from using jQuery. With so many jQuery plugins to choose from, it’s easy to find just the right one for your site.
A good place to start when shopping for a jQuery plugin is in the various commercial WordPress themes available. The various themes also have different modules that you can add to your site. For example, one popular theme for blog sites is “Wink”, which is used by over 1 million bloggers.
The website “Wink” is a free WordPress theme, meaning that it includes most of the core functionality, but it lacks a large number of popular functions. These include “Quick Image Viewer”, “Image Inbox”, “Image Hot-Fix” and other “Wink” functions.
Quick Image Viewer is a plug-in that allows you to quickly display a list of images on your site in a single click. Quick Image Viewer is also available for premium WordPress themes, so you can quickly install it and quickly gain access to all the features that you want from the WordPress system.
Image Inbox is another important module that WordPress can provide. If you have a particular area of your site that often gets high volumes of traffic, you may want to add this functionality. This is an important module that comes included with several commercial WordPress themes as well.
Image Hot-Fix is very similar to Image Inbox but is building to make uploading images much easier. You may also wish to consider adding it to your custom WordPress theme, so that users don’t have to leave the site for a long period of time in order to upload an image.
Quick Image Viewer and Image Hot-Fix are two of the most popular jQuery plugins. There are a lot more to choose from, but if you’re new to creating sites with WordPress, you can start with these two. Then you can branch out to get more plugins if you want them.