Powerful File Upload Plugin For Bootstrap - jQuery FileUpload

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Powerful File Upload Plugin For Bootstrap - jQuery FileUpload

A simple yet powerful and configurable jQuery file uploader plugin styling with the Bootstrap framework. 

Main features:

  • Fully responsive.
  • Custom file input button.
  • Font Awesome icons.
  • Mobile-friendly. Fallbacks to a regular file input on mobile.
  • File type validation.
  • Upload progress bar.
  • Multiple file selection.
  • Image preview.
  • AJAX form submit.
  • Custom submit method.
  • Useful callback functions.
  • Licensed under the GPL-3.0.

Basic usage:

1. Download and insert the Bootstrap FileUpload plugin's files into your webpage which has jQuery library, Bootstrap framework and Font Awesome iconic font loaded.

<!-- CSS -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/css/bootstrap.min.css">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css">
<link href="dist/bootstrap-FileUpload.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

<!-- JavaScript -->
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.12.4.min.js" integrity="sha384-nvAa0+6Qg9clwYCGGPpDQLVpLNn0fRaROjHqs13t4Ggj3Ez50XnGQqc/r8MhnRDZ" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>
<script src="https://netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.7/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>
<script src="dist/bootstrap-FileUpload.js"></script>

2. The HTML for the file uploader.

<div class="fileupload-wrapper">
  <div id="myUpload"></div>

3. Initialize the file uploader and specify the URL you want to send the form data via AJAX.

  url: "ajax.php"

4. Specify the file types allowed to upload.

  url: "ajax.php",
  fileTypes: {
    archives: ["zip", "7z", "gz", "gzip", "rar", "tar"]
    audio: ["mp3", "wav", "wma", "wpl", "aac", "flac", "m4a", "m4b", "m4p", "midi", "ogg"]
    files: ["doc", "docx", "dotx", "docm", "ods", "odt", "ott", "ods", "pdf", "ppt", "pptm", "pptx", "pub", "rtf", "csv", "log", "txt", "xls", "xlsm", "xlsx"]
    images: ["bmp", "tif", "tiff", "gif", "jpeg", "jpg", "png", "svg", "ico", "raw"]
    video: ["avi", "flv", "swf", "m4v", "mkv", "mov", "mp4", "ogv", "wmv"]

5. More configuration options to customize the file uploader.


  // fallback url
  fallbackUrl: null,

  // or 'get'
  formMethod: 'post',

  // enable multiple file selection
  multiFile: true,

  // enable multiple file upload
  multiUpload: false,

  // input name
  inputName: 'files',

  // include additional hidden fields to pass to the processor in JSON format
  hiddenInput: null,

  // true = do not allow multiple file uploads or thumbnail previews
  forceFallback: false,

  // max filesize (mb)
  maxSize: 5,

  // max number of files
  maxFiles: null,

  // show preview thumbnails
  showThumb: true,
  thumbWidth: 80,
  thumbHeight: 80,
  // enable debug mode
  debug: true

6. Callback functions available.


  onInit: function () {},
  onFileAdded: function () {},
  onFileRemoved: function () {},
  onFileCancel: function () {},
  onFileProcessing: function () {},
  onUploadProgress: function () {},
  onUploadError: function () {},
  onUploadSuccess: function () {},
  onUploadComplete: function () {},
  onUploadReset: function () {}

7. API methods available.

// add a new file
$("#myUpload").bootstrapFileUpload('addFile', "myUpload", event);

// create a button to start uploading
$("#myUpload").bootstrapFileUpload('uploadStart', "myUpload");

// remove a file
$("#myUpload").bootstrapFileUpload('removeFile', "myUpload", $(this).val());

// reupload a file
$("#myUpload").bootstrapFileUpload('resetUpload', "myUpload");


v0.7.0 (2018-09-06)

  • Major overhaul on structure and ordering of functions/elements
  • Reworked how Font Awesome was used and increased support for both 4 and 5
  • Made Font Awesome fully optional
  • Made centralized private function to deal with ajax calls
  • Added basic comments/documentation within source code
  • Added better support for accurate file sizes
  • General code cleanup
  • Bug fixes

This awesome jQuery plugin is developed by lleblanc42. For more Advanced Usages, please check the demo page or visit the official website.