jQuery Plugin For Filtering and Sorting Html Elements - MixItUp

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jQuery Plugin For Filtering and Sorting Html Elements - MixItUp

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

It uses JavaScript to decide which elements to hide, show or re-position based on your filters, and then applies the power of CSS3 transitions to smoothly animate these elements to their new locations.

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  • Responsive design
  • Support all major browsers
  • smooth animations
  • Highly customizable via CSS and javascript
  • Drag and drop supported
  • Free for non-commercial use.

How to use it (v2 jQuery Version):

1. Include jQuery library and the jQuery MixItUp plugin on the page.

<script src="/path/to/cdn/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="/path/to/build/jquery.mixitup.min.js"></script>

2. Create filterable and sortable elements, categorize them using CSS classes, and define the order using custom HTML data attribute as follows:

<ul id="Grid">
  <li class="mix category_1" data-custom-order="1">1</li>
  <li class="mix category_3" data-custom-order="3">3</li>
  <li class="mix category_2" data-custom-order="2">2</li>
  <li class="mix category_3" data-custom-order="3">3</li>
  <li class="mix category_2" data-custom-order="2">2</li>
  <li class="mix category_1" data-custom-order="1">1</li>

3. Create filter controls ussing the data-filter attribute:

  <li class="filter" data-filter="all">Show All</li>
  <li class="filter" data-filter="category_1">Category 1</li>
  <li class="filter" data-filter="category_2">Category 2</li>
  <li class="filter" data-filter="category_3">Category 3</li>
  <li class="filter" data-filter="category_3 category_1">Category 1 & 3</li>

4. Create sort controls using the data-sort and data-order attributes:

  <li class="sort" data-sort="data-custom-order" data-order="desc">Descending</li>
  <li class="sort" data-sort="data-custom-order" data-order="asc">Ascending</li>
  <li class="sort" data-sort="default" data-order="desc">Default</li>

5. The required CSS rules to hide the target elements.

  display: none;

6. Initialize the plugin and done.


7. Available plugin options with default values.


  // default selectors
  selectors: {
    target: '.mix',
    filter: '.filter',
    sort: '.sort'

  // config animations here
  animation: {
    enable: true,
    // fade, scale, translateX, translateY
    // translateZ, rotateX, rotateY
    // rotateZ, stagger
    effects: 'fade scale',
    duration: 600,
    easing: 'ease',
    perspectiveDistance: '3000',
    perspectiveOrigin: '50% 50%',
    queue: true,
    queueLimit: 1,
    animateChangeLayout: false,
    animateResizeContainer: true,
    animateResizeTargets: false,
    staggerSequence: false,
    reverseOut: false

  // callbacks
  callbacks: {
    onMixLoad: false,
    onMixStart: false,
    onMixBusy: false,
    onMixEnd: false,
    onMixFail: false,
    _user: false

  // config controls here
  controls: {
    enable: true,
    live: false,
    toggleFilterButtons: false,
    toggleLogic: 'or',
    activeClass: 'active'

  // layout options
  layout: {
    display: 'inline-block',
    containerClass: '',
    containerClassFail: 'fail'

  load: {
    filter: 'all', // e.g. 'none', '.category-1'
    sort: false // e.g. 'age:desc name:asc'


8. API methods.

// filter elements
// e.g. 
// $('#Grid').mixItUp('filter', '.category-2', true, function(state){});
$('#Grid').mixItUp('filter', filterCommand [,animate] [,callback]);

// sort elements
// e.g.
// $('#Container').mixItUp('sort', 'name:asc', true, function(state){});
$('#Grid').mixItUp('sort', sortCommand [,animate] [,callback]);

// change layout
// e.g.
// $('#Grid').mixItUp('changeLayout', 'block', true, function(state){});
$('#Grid').mixItUp('changeLayout', layoutCommand [,animate] [,callback])

// perform simultaneous filter, sort, and changeLayout operations
$('#Grid').mixItUp('multiMix', multiMixObject [,animate] [,callback]);


v2.0.4 (2014-03-13)

  • Bugs fixed.

v1.5.6 (2013-12-03)

  • Chrome Fix Patch for non-ID instances

v1.5.5 (2013-11-14)

  • Chrome 31.x Layout Bug Fix

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