What Is File Upload?
File uploading is currently a must if we need to handle files that our users can upload on their browser, whether to send them to some remote server, store them in local storage or display them by using object tags. The browsers in fact allow us to do so flawlessly.
The Best File Upload Plugins (Libraries)
Originally Published Sep 20 2019, updated Feb 05 2023
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jQuery File Upload Plugins:
Nice Clean File Input Plugin With jQuery and Bootstrap 5/4/3 - Bootstrap Fileinput
An Html5 file input enhancement built with jQuery, Bootstrap 5 (or Bootstrap 4, Bootstrap 3) for creating a nice-looking file uploader that allows you to select multiple files with image & file preview.
Drag And Drop AJAX Uploader Plugin - jQuery File Uploader
The jQuery File Uploader transforms the normal file input into a drag and drop file uploader with ajax upload, image preview and progress bar support.
jQuery Plugin For Multiple File Uploader - Upload File
An easy jQuery plugin used to create a file uploader with progress bar that supports multiple files and drag & drop uploads.
Custom File Input Plugin For Bootstrap
A cross-browser jQuery plugin for Bootstrap that replaces the native browser file input to choose one or more files in an elegant way. Supports Bootstrap 3, Bootstrap 4 and even Bootstrap 2.
Easy Drag'n'Drop AJAX Uploader Plugin For jQuery - ssi-uploader.js
An easy, customizable, jQuery dependent uploader which allows you to upload multiple allowed files with previews into the web server via AJAX requests. Drag'n'drop, i18n, callbacks are supported as well.
Vanilla JS File Upload Plugins:
Plupload is a cross-browser multi-runtime file uploading API. Basically, a set of tools that will help you to build a reliable and visually appealing file uploader in minutes.
Next time you find yourself building a website or web application that requires file upload functionality, be sure to check out these examples for an in-depth look at how each library works in practice.