jQuery Plugin Basics


  • Why build jQuery plugins? 
  • Building custom jQuery plugin step by step

Why Build jQuery Plugin? 

  • jQuery plugin is reusable 
    • Once created it can be used in many programs 
  • jQuery plugin is customizable 
    • Plugin can be designed to accept arguments (usage level) 
    • Plugin can be easily extended or customized (source level) 
  • jQuery plugin abstracts functionality 
    • Complexity of code can be abstracted into a plugin method 
  • jQuery plugin is easy to create 
    • This is why there are so many jQuery plugins 
  • jQuery plugin is chainable 
    • Methods of a jQuery plugin can be chained as expected


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