10 Best JavaScript Plugins To Filter Content Based On User Input

by jQueryScript,

If you have a huge list of data (e.g. product listings, image galleries, large HTML tables), you may need a real-time content filter that allows users to quickly find what they need for a better user experience.

In this post, you will see the 10 best filtering JavaScript plugins that enable users to dynamically filter any HTML content based on user input or by one or more properties you provide. So if you're looking for an easy way to search through your HTML content, then keep reading!

Originally Published June 09 2021, updated Jan 22 2024

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Best jQuery Filtering Plugins

jQuery Plugin For Filtering and Sorting Html Elements - MixItUp

A flexible and useful jQuery and Vanilla JavaScript plugin for filtering and sorting a group of html elements with CSS3 transition effects.

jQuery Plugin For Sorting, Paginating, Filtering Any Content - jplist

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jQuery Plugin For Sorting, Paginating, Filtering Any Content - jplist

jplist is a powerful and flexible jQuery plugin that enables you to sort, paginate, filter any Html content like tables, lists, div elements etc...

jQuery Plugin For Sorting, Paginating, Filtering Any Content - jplist

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Filter Elements With Checkboxes And Data Attributes - Demano

A simple jQuery filtering plugin to filter a group of elements with checkboxes and HTML data attributes.

Filter Elements With Checkboxes And Data Attributes - Demano

[Demo] [Download]


jQuery Plugin To Create An Alphabetical Navigation Filter - listnav

A jQuery plugin for creating an alphabetical navigation that allows you to filter a list of DOM elements with alphabets and numbers.

jQuery Plugin To Create An Alphabetical Navigation Filter - listnav

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Filter And Search Entries In List View - JsLocalSearch

A small and fast jQuery client-side filter plugin which can be used to filter and search a list of elements you provide. Supports both plain text and HTML content.

Filter And Search Entries In List View - JsLocalSearch

[Demo] [Download]


Best Vanilla JS Filtering Libraries

Filter An HTML List Alphabetically – alphaListNav.js

The vanilla JS version of the listnav jQuery plugin that dynamically generates alphabetical navigation links to filter an HTML list alphabetically.

Filter An HTML List Alphabetically – alphaListNav.js

[Demo] [Download]


High-Performance Element Filtering Library – Filtering.js

A lightweight yet powerful JavaScript plugin that allows you to filter elements using single or multiple conditionals swiftly.

High-Performance Element Filtering Library – Filtering.js

[Demo] [Download]


Fast Filtering (Fuzz-search) JavaScript Library – instafilter.js

A tiny open source Vanilla JavaScript library to add filtering and fuzzy-searching functionality to your long lists, as the user types.

Fast Filtering (Fuzz-search) JavaScript Library – instafilter.js

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JavaScript Library For Fast Full Page Filtering – holmes.js

A lightweight JavaScript library which allows the user to quickly and simply filter / search through any content within your webpage.

JavaScript Library For Fast Full Page Filtering – holmes.js

[Demo] [Download]


Filtering A Group Of Elements Using CSS Classes – vanilla-filters

A vanilla JavaScript library for filtering a group of html elements using CSS classes. It uses CSS3 transitions for the element shuffle effect.

Filtering A Group Of Elements Using CSS Classes – vanilla-filters

[Demo] [Download]


More Resources:

Want more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create filterable elements on the web & mobile? Check out the jQuery Filter and JavaScript Filter sections.

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