New plug-in registry boosts jQuery

The jQuery blog has announced the jQuery plug-in registry. The new site, available at, replaces the original plug-in site, which jQuery developer relations lead Adam Sontag told .net was “getting old, tired and spammy” and lacked organisation. He said the new registry will fulfil the team’s desire to have plug-ins and their names canonically associated with their authors, and to “roll back the fragmentation and duplication that can make it difficult for users to identify the plug-ins they want to use”.

Through a more robust centralised resource for jQuery plug-ins, Sontag said he hoped another problem would be dealt with: “There have definitely been problems in the ecosystem with respect to version incompatibilities between plug-ins and jQuery versions, which is something we’re hoping to begin to remedy by having people indicate the supported jQuery versions in their package manifests.” He added that, historically, some plug-ins also haven’t worked well or haven’t been flexible enough, and that while the team won’t ‘police’ the registry for code quality, “getting quality to the top is certainly a goal of ours”.

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