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tablesorter (FORK) is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell. This forked version adds lots of new enhancements including: alphanumeric sorting, pager callback functons, multiple widgets providing column styling, ui theme application, sticky headers, column filters and resizer, as well as extended documentation with a lot more demos.

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  • Because of the change to the internal cache, the tablesorter v2.16+ core, filter widget and pager (both plugin & widget) will only work with the same version or newer files.




  • Multi-column alphanumeric sorting and filtering.
  • Multi-tbody sorting - see the options table on the main document page.
  • Supports Bootstrap v2 and 3
  • Parsers for sorting text, alphanumeric text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates (ISO, long and short formats) & time. Add your own easily.
  • Inline editing - see demo
  • Support for ROWSPAN and COLSPAN on TH elements.
  • Support secondary "hidden" sorting (e.g., maintain alphabetical sort when sorting on other criteria).
  • Extensibility via widget system.
  • Cross-browser: IE 6.0+, FF 2+, Safari 2.0+, Opera 9.0+, Chrome 5.0+.
  • Small code size, starting at 25K minified
  • Works with jQuery 1.2.6+ (jQuery 1.4.1+ needed with some widgets).
  • Works with jQuery 1.9+ ($.browser.msie was removed; needed in the original version).



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If you would like to contribute, please...

  1. Fork.
  2. Make changes in a branch & add unit tests.
  3. Run grunt test (if qunit fails, run it again - it's fickle).
  4. Create a pull request.

Special Thanks

  • Big shout-out to Nick Craver for getting rid of the eval() function that was previously needed for multi-column sorting.
  • Big thanks to thezoggy for helping with code, themes and providing valuable feedback.
  • Big thanks to ThsSin- for taking over for a while and also providing valuable feedback.
  • Thanks to prijutme4ty for numerous contributions!
  • Also extra thanks to christhomas and Lynesth for help with code.
  • And, of course thanks to everyone else that has contributed, and continues to contribute to this forked project!


  • Check the FAQ page.
  • Search the main documentation (click the menu button in the upper left corner).
  • Search the issues to see if the question or problem has been brought up before, and hopefully resolved.
  • If someone is available, ask your question in the #tablesorter IRC channel at
  • Ask your question at Stackoverflow using a tablesorter tag.
  • Please don't open a new issue unless it really is an issue with the plugin, or a feature request. Thanks!

Recent Changes

View the complete change log here.

Version 2.25.3 (1/21/2016)

  • Filter:
    • Check that filter is not undefined before encoding/decoding it & treat null and undefined filters the same. See pull #1130; thanks tim-schilling!
    • Search delay now works properly. Fixes issue #1134.
  • Docs:
    • Add clarification about hiding columns. See issue #1133.
  • Build:
    • Update dependencies.

Version 2.25.2 (1/15/2016)

  • Docs:
    • Update main demo & test to use jQuery 3.0.0-beta.
  • Core:
    • Revert extra header class name updating. See issue #1116.
  • Filter:
  • Output:
  • Parsers:
    • checkbox value should no longer change. Fixes issue #1125.

Version 2.25.1 (1/10/2016)

  • Docs:
    • Update to jQuery v1.12.0.
    • Fix HTML hint issues.
  • Core:
    • Fix time parser detection. See issue #1107.
    • Add multiple widgets from table class. Fixes issue #1109.
    • Fix extra header class name updating. See issue #1116.
    • Fix typo in comments.
  • ColumnSelector:
  • Filter:
    • Use replacement character instead of null (for IE).
    • Fix "or" test regex. Fixes issue #1117.
    • Restore return false to fix unit tests.
    • Functions now get exact data, ignoring parsed flag. Fixes issue #1107.
    • Parsed flag now all set true if filter_useParsedData is true & stop using config.$headers.
  • Output:
    • output_callback can now return modified data. See issue #1121.
  • Grunt:
    • Add HTML hint.
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