Published on Sat, Feb-06-2010 by Dainis

30 The Best jQuery Plugins Inspired from Twitter and Facebook

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development. jQuery plugins are an integral part of modern web design. jQuery plugins gives web designers a wide range of activities and opportunities to develop a wide range of variation effects to your websites. The plugins below will allow you to insert in to your website very interesting effects of Social media giants: Twitter and Facebook. If you want to create Facebook like Twitter fan page or Facebook post on Wall effect, these plugins are for you.

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jQuery Plugins For Twitter

jQuery plugin for Twitter

A simple, unobtrusive and customisable client-side method for easily embedding a Twitter feed into a web page. You can add alternative content to the container element. This will be replaced by your tweets when the plugin is executed by jQuery. 3 new customisation options: slideDuration (if slideIn is true, this will change the duration of the slide effect), showProfileLink (set to false if you want to hide the link), showTimestamp (set to false if you want to remove the timestamp from tweets – the timestamp is then added as a title on the individual tweet list items).

jQuery plugin for Twitter

jQuery Twitter API plugin

Plugin provides you with an easy Twitter API to access Twitter user information by twitter username. The first parameter is a Twitter username and the second is a callback function that will be called after jQuery gets user details from the Twitter servers.

Twitter API plugin

Making Our Own Twitter Timeline

With this plugin and tutorial you will create your own twitter-like timeline, where you can view and post your tweets. You can use the code that you can find on tutorial page for all kinds of purposes and be sure that the possibilities are endless.

Twitter Timeline

A Twitter List Powered Fan Page

Recently, Twitter rolled out a great new feature on their site – lists. You can now create and compile a list of twitter users and make it easier for others to follow all at once. Also, at the same time, they expanded their API to include list management functionality. This allows us to use these new tools to create a widget that flips lists the other way around – a fan page you can put in your sidebar, that allows your visitors to fill in their twitter name and join a specially crafted fan list in your twitter account.

Twitter List

Twitter Friends & Followers Widget – A jQuery Plugin

There is a Facebook fans widget, Google friends widget, what about a Twitter friends widget?! Here is a jQuery plugin that you can embed anywhere to display pictures of your Twitter followers or friends (whom you follow) and their latest tweets if you like. By featuring your Twitter friends or followers on your blog, you will encourage others to become friends too..

Twitter Friends Followers Widget

Who-Tweet Button : Fancy jQuery Plugin for Twitter

Author took the Topsy retweet button and jQuery-fied it, then added the “Who” part to it using the awesome Topsy API. To create this fancy share count button for your stories on twitter. that’s it! The Who part is about attributing the people who tweet your story by showing their Twitter pictures inside the retweet button. Topsy keeps a completehistory about Twitter trackbacks of your links which Author utilized in another jQuery plugin.

Who-Tweet Button

A jQuery Twitter Ticker

In this tutorial Author are going to create a pure jQuery & CSS twitter ticker which utilizes Twitter’s Search API. It will show your or your friends’ latest tweets, and will not require any server side code or databases. As a result, the ticker will be easily included into any web page and easily modified to your likings.

Twitter Ticker

Twit – Display Twitter Tweets on a Blog

Twit is a jQuery Plugin to Display Twitter Tweets on a Blog.

Display Twitter Tweets


A simple JavaScript plugin, that pulls the latest Twitter Tweets, based on your search terms, and shows them on your website.


jQuery LiveTwitter

Lightweight, live updating Twitter search plugin for jQuery. LiveTwitter is a lightweight, live updating Twitter search plugin for jQuery.

jQuery LiveTwitter


Juitter has a live mode which can display the latest tweets with an Ajaxed interface. It can display tweets from/to a user and containing any keywords. Optionally, this jQuery Twitter plugin can display the avatars & can be styled easily with CSS.


Tweetable – A jQuery plugin

Tweetable is a lightweight jQuery plugin which enables you to display your twitter feed on your site quickly and easily. More than just displaying the feeds you can highlight @replys as well as links being dynamically generated for ease of use.



Veetter is a jQuery Twitter plugin that allows you to easily display your tweets on your own site or blog.


Realtime Related Tweets Bar: Another jQuery Plugin

Put up instant tweets related to a content of your choice with the Realtime Related Tweets Bar.

Realtime Related Tweets Bar

Tweet – jQuery plugin for Twitter

Put twitter on your website with tweet!, an unobtrusive javascript plugin for jquery.

jQuery plugin for Twitter

Facebook inspired jQuery plugins


Facebox is a jQuery-based, Facebook-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Download the tarball, view the examples, then start enjoying the curves.


Tipsy – Facebook-style tooltip plugin for jQuery

Tipsy is a jQuery plugin for creating a Facebook-like tooltips effect based on an anchor tag’s title attribute.

Facebook-style tooltip plugin


Fancy facebook-like dynamic inputs with auto complete & pre added values.


jQuery Plugin: Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry

This is a jQuery plugin to allow users to select multiple items from a predefined list, using autocompletion as they type to find each item. You may have seen a similar type of text entry when filling in the recipients field sending messages on facebook.

Tokenizing Autocomplete Text Entry


A jQuery-based, Facebook/Fancybox-style lightbox which can display images, divs, or entire remote pages. It’s simple to use and easy on the eyes. Fancybox is great, but programmatically dealing with it is hard (you have to create an element on the fly and trigger a click on it).


Facebook Style Alert Confirm Box with jQuery and CSS

Author had designed Facebook Style Alert Confirm Box with jquery plug-in jquery.alert.js. It’s simple just changing some line of CSS code.

Facebook Style Alert Confirm Box

Facebook like Autosuggestion with jQuery, Ajax and PHP

Do you want know how to implement Autosuggestion search with jquery. Author had developed Facebook like Autosuggestion user search with jQuery, Ajax and PHP. It’s simple and clean just you have to change the database details.

Facebook like Autosuggestion

Creating a Facebook-like Registration Form with jQuery

Facebook is a showcase of great UI design. And as it has become a major part of our lives, it has also raised the bar for web development, pushing developers to meet higher expectations. This however has a good side – it challenges web developers and designers to better themselves and constantly improve their work. In this tutorial, we are going to learn from the best, and create a facebook-like sign up form.

Facebook-like Registration Form with jQuery


AjaxFlagMenu is a simple vertical menu developed JavaScript, design is inspired from a social website Facebook, this menu is dynamically through functionality of Ajax by the XMLHttpRequest object.



FcbkListSelection – fancy item selector (like facebook friends selector) with wide range of options.


Facebook Like Datetime Picker – Jquery Plugin

Jquery provide datetime picker UI that really awesome. And many other developer like to develop datetime picker like that. But sometime we need a simple style that match with our website style. And we can see it on Facebook Login page. And Author inspired by that create simple datetime picker with Jquery. It is a very simple plugin and maybe usefull for simple interface too.

Facebook Like Datetime Picker – Jquery Plugin

Facebook Style jQuery Chat

Everyone loves the gmail and facebook inline chat modules. This jQuery chat module enables you to seamlessly integrate Gmail/Facebook style chat into your existing website.

Facebook Style jQuery Chat


This Jquery plugin makes your textareas grow and shrink to fit its content. It was inspired by the auto growing textareas on Facebook. The major difference between Elastic and its competitors is its weight.


jQuery Plugin : edit Image FaceBook Style

Author first jQuery Plugin – the FaceBook Style Image Editing jQuery Plugin. It is not so hard after all. This will add a link when hover on image. For instance, if you hover on your profile image on facebook. This Plugin meanwhile works on Div only.

Image FaceBook Style


Boxy is a flexible, Facebook-style dialog box for jQuery with support for dragging and size tweening. It differs from other overlays I’ve seen by providing an object interface to control dialogs after they’ve been created. And for simple usage scenarios, boxy also provides a jQuery plugin for automatically hooking up links and forms, as well as an ask() helper for presenting multiple choices to the user.



14 Responses

  • Michael Pehl say:

    Nice collection. Thanks for sharing :)

  • spark say:

    As an alternative to FCBKcomplete, you can use SmartTextBox, which is an jQuery adaptation of the mootools’ TextBoxList plugin.
    Documentation, demo and download from this page : http://wayofspark.com/projects/smarttextbox/

  • Aman say:


    Very helpful Plugins List.I have also jquery tutorial and Plugins in jquery13.

    Amandeep mann

  • LEE say:

    Now I use plugins wp to twitter for update my blog to twitter account automatically , it’s work for me. :-)

  • RCE say:

    Nice collections dude! I would like to use the “Edit Image Facebook style”. But I’m still having trouble on it.

  • Vidhyatharan Kumaravelu say:

    Wicked scripts … using some of them on MateMerge.Com

  • hamed say:

    thenks free good

  • Amit say:

    Facebook plugins are too good

  • ibanten.com say:

    really like A Twitter List Powered Fan Page and A jQuery Twitter Ticker.. very nice design….

  • edena say:

    thanks very cool

  • Funk say:

    best article !

  • Praveen Gowda I V say:

    You should also include Facebook face detection plugin at http://blog.geotitles.com/2011/08/facebook-like-face-detect/
    It detects face just like in Facebook

  • Cecil say:

    It’s actually a nice useful bit of info. I am glad that you just shared this helpful information around. Make sure you keep informed like that. Thanks for sharing.


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