The days of using tables have been gone; developers started using div instead of table. But tables still have importance when we need to display tabular data. Actually tables are the best way to display tabular data in spite of its limitations. That’s why we’re going to give you 20 very useful jQuery table plugins that will add valuable functionality to your tables such as column sorting, fixed headers, pagination, edit in place and more. So enjoy!


Columns – Searching, Sorting, Paginating Tables Data

Columns is an easy way of creating JSON data into HTML tables that are sortable, searchable, and paginating. All you need is to provide the data, and Columns will do the rest.

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jTable is a jQuery plugin that is used to create AJAX based CRUD tables without coding HTML or Javascript. It has several features including automatically creates HTML table and loads records from server using AJAX, resize columns, resize columns, select rows, shows animations for create/delete/edit operations on the table and many more.

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Bootstrap table


The table displays data in a tabular format and offers rich support to radio, checkbox, sort, pagination and so on.

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Editable Table


Editable Table is a jQuery plugin that turns any table into an editable spreadsheet.

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jQuery DataTables

jQuery Tables Plugins

jQuery DataTables is a powerful jQuery plugin that can sort, page, and filter millions of records.

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Tablesaw is a jQuery plugins for responsive tables that provides several modes as Stack Table, Toggle Table, Swipe Table etc.

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jQuery jPList Plugin is a flexible jQuery plugin for sorting, pagination and filtering of any HTML structure (DIVs, UL/LI, tables, etc).

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table export

tableExport is a jQuery plugin to export HTML Table to JSON, XML, PNG, CSV, TXT, SQL, MS-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Powerpoint, PDF.

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DTable is a data table jQuery plugin. It’s highly customizable, uses html template to generate the table and the whole plugin module based, so you can add new features easily.

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tablenavA jQuery plugin providing navigation with arrow keys in a table with input fields. The plugin is created with Coffeescript since it’s fun and efficient to work with!

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editTable is a awesome jQuery Plugin that fill the gap left by the missing of a default input field for data tables.

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sticky table headers

A jQuery plugin that makes large tables more usable by having the table header stick to the top of the screen when scrolling.

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Jquery Responsive Tables

responsive tables

A jQuery plugin to make tabular data responsive.

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jQuery ReStable is a very simple and lightweight jQuery plugin that make tables responsive making them collapse into ul lists.

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jQuery Animated Table Sorter

jquery animated table sorter
jQuery Animated Table Sorter is a simple html table sorter, with the added benefit of animating the sorting operation.

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Stupid Table

stupid tableThis is a stupidly simple, absurdly lightweight jQuery table sorting plugin. As long as you understand basic JavaScript sorting, you can make this plugin do as much or as little as you want.

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Handsontable is a minimalistic Excel-like data grid editor for HTML, JavaScript & jQuery.

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TableDnD – Table Drag and Drop JQuery plugin


TableDnD is a jQuery plugin that simply adds drag & drop functionality to tables.

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tablecloth.js is a jQuery plugin that helps you easily style HTML tables along with some simple customizations.

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