8 Best jQuery Tutorials for WordPress Beginners


jQuery helps you create interactive, user-friendly, and beautiful websites. For those with little CSS and HTML knowledge jQuery sounds complicated, but with easy to follow tutorials anyone can add fancy effects to their site. In this article, we will list some of the best jQuery tutorials for WordPress beginners.

With these tutorials not only will you learn how to add these nifty jQuery scripts to your WordPress site, but you will also get a chance to learn jQuery a little bit, and how to use it in WordPress. For absolute beginners we would recommend that you first take a look at our guide on how to add code snippets in WordPress and how to properly add JavaScript and Styles in WordPress.

1. How to Add jQuery Tabber Widget in WordPress

Tabber widget allows you to save sidebar space by combining multiple widgets into a single widget with tabs. In this jQuery tutorial you will get to learn how to create a jQuery Tabber widget as a plugin which is easy to modify and you can customize it to add any content you want in tabs.

2. How to Add a jQuery FAQ Accordion in WordPress

jQuery FAQ Accordion Menu

Frequently asked question pages can become lengthier and difficult to read. In this jQuery tutorial we show you how to create a FAQs section on your website using jQuery accordion. This creates a much better user experience as users will be able to quickly see the questions without scrolling too much.

3. How to Add a Smooth Scroll to Top Effect in WordPress using jQuery

Smooth scroll to top effect with jQuery

For websites which publish long form articles where a user needs to scroll a lot to see the full content, a button or link to send users back to the top of the page provides a better user experience. In this tutorial we showed you how to add a back to top button with smooth scroll effect using jQuery.

4. How to Add jQuery Tooltips in WordPress Comment Form

Adding jQuery Tooltips to WordPress Comment Form

Tool tips can be used to provide users instructions or useful information as they take mouse over to some element. In this jQuery tutorial we show you how to add tool tips to your WordPress comment form. It not only looks pretty, it also encourages your users to take part in discussions on your site.

5. How to Make Your Videos Responsive in WordPress with FitVids

When you add YouTube videos to your WordPress site, they are not responsive by default. Even if your WordPress theme is responsive, the video container will skew disproportionately creating bad user experience for users on smaller devices and screen sizes. In this tutorial we show you how to use Fitvids jQuery plugin to make your videos responsive in WordPress.

6. How to Add Rotating Testimonials in WordPress

As the title suggests, in this tutorial we show you how to add rotating testimonials to your WordPress site. Very useful when you have testimonials section on your website and you want to show testimonials with neat jQuery effect.

7. How to Add a Slide Panel Menu in WordPress Themes

A slide panel menu appears when a user clicks on the menu button on your website. In this tutorial you will get to learn how to create Mobile friendly slide panel menus using jQuery.

8. How to Add Tooltip Testimonials in WordPress Themes

In this tutorial we show you how to display user testimonials in jQuery Tooltip. It is based on the code we have used on WPBeginner Videos page. Instead of showing testimonials in blockquotes it displays the testimonial text when a user takes the mouseover to the user photo.

We hope that you will try some of these jQuery tutorials on your WordPress site. Hopefully this will get you started working with jQuery and WordPress themes. Let us know if there is any specific jQuery tip that you would like to see implemented in WordPress? For feedback and questions please leave a comment.

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