jQuery Plugin To Sort & Order HTML Lists - sdFilterMe

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jQuery Plugin To Sort & Order HTML Lists - sdFilterMe

sdFilterMe is a simple yet robust jQuery plugin which allows for sorting and re-ordering of html lists with custom animations and several useful options.

Key features:

  • Filter through a group of elements using HTML5 data arrtibutes.
  • Sort the elements in ascending or descending order.
  • Smooth shuffle effect based on CSS3 transitions.

How to use it:

1. Include the main JS file jquery.sdFilterMe.js after you've included jQuery library.

<script src="//code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.sdFilterMe.js"></script>

2. Uses CSS class for sorting / filtering data, and data-order for ordering data as follows:

<ul id="sort-demo">
  <li class="food" data-title="2" data-order="2>
      <img src="http://lorempixel.com/200/200/food/1"/>
  <li class="sports" data-title="5" data-order="5">
      <img src="http://lorempixel.com/200/200/sports/1"/>
  <li class="sports" data-title="6" data-order="6">
      <img src="http://lorempixel.com/200/200/sports/3"/>
  <li class="business" data-title="1" data-order="1">
      <img src="http://lorempixel.com/200/200/business/4"/>
  <li class="food" data-title="4" data-order="4">
      <img src="http://lorempixel.com/200/200/food/5"/>

3. If you want to append a link to the list item:

<li class="food" data-title="2" data-order="2" data-link="https://www.jqueryscript.net/">

4. Create sorting / ordering buttons.

<button class="sorter" data-filter="food">Food</button>
<button class="sorter" data-filter="sports">Sports</button>
<button class="sorter" data-filter="business">Business</button>
<button class="sorter" data-filter="nature">Nature</button>
<button class="sorter" data-filter="*">All</button>

<button class="orderer" data-order="asc">ASC</button>
<button class="orderer" data-order="desc">DESC</button>

5. Initialize the sdFilterMe plugin and done.

  // options here

6. Possible options to customize the plugin.

  filterSelector: '.sorter',
  orderSelector: '.orderer',
  duration: 1000,
  animation: 'ease',
  hoverEffect: true,
  sortedOut: 'disappear',
  css: {
      overlay: {
          background: {
              r: 0,
              v: 0,
              b: 0
          duration: 250,
          border: '1px solid white',
          color: 'white',
          opacity: 0.5
      border: {
          width: 10,
          color: '#2A4153'
      margin: 10,
      pointer: true
  nothingToShow: {
      text: 'Nothing to show'

7. The plugin provides an event which will ben triggered when the user clicks on a list item.

.on('fm.boxClicked', function(e, position, order) {
  console.log('Box position is ' + position);
  console.log('Box sort order is ' + order);

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