Github fork of Christian Bach's tablesorter plugin + awesomeness ~
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Latest commit 77f4765 Jul 28, 2016 @Mottie Testing: Add filter anymatch queries
sadly unrelated to the last update

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).


  • Copyright (c) 2007 Christian Bach.
  • Original examples and docs at:
  • Dual licensed under the MIT or GPL licenses (pick one).


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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!


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  • 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 2.26.6 (7/11/2016)

  • Global: Fix "updated" date in various widgets & pager.
  • Docs:
    • Cleanup links & license. Fixes issue #1244.
    • Add button type to all buttons.
    • Update to jQuery v3.1.0.
  • Core: Prevent undefined error in natural sort. See issue #1151.
  • Column Selector: Check visibility of cells after colspan. See issue #1238.
  • Filter
    • Filter formatter for Select2 v3.4.6 (v4.0+ still not supported)
      • Now adheres to case sensitivity setting. See issue #1237.
      • Update after filter row rebuilt. See issue #1237.
      • Properly remove case-insensitive flag in regex.
      • Properly escaped characters in regex.
    • Use uncached widgetOptions after inside events.
    • filter_hideFilters option now accepts a function. See issue #477.
  • Grouping:
    • Fix js error when storage isn't loaded.
    • Fix group_collapsed behavior. See issue #1247.
  • Pager:
    • Prevent ajax call on init. See issue #1196.
    • Prevent setting "all" value before initialization. See issue #1196.
  • Scroller: Save scroll position of window. See issue #1240.
  • UITheme: Modify filter row after filterInit.
  • View:
    • Update to get the raw text value of a column without the span wrap.
    • Trigger "viewComplete" in the view builder, not in init, otherwise you get no trigger when switching views.
    • Replace all instances, not just the first one.
  • Bower: Add license identifiers. See pull #1239; thanks @bckfnn!

Version 2.26.5 (6/28/2016)

  • Docs:
    • Optimize png images using using zopflipng; see pull #1230 thanks @PeterDaveHello!
    • Add showProcessing toggle button.
    • Add demo link for css3 animated showProcessing icons that actually works!
    • Update to use jQuery v3.0.0.
  • Readme: Update for previous version bump.
  • Filter: Do not return altered filters variable. Fixes issue #1237.
  • Grouping:
    • Use correct pager row indexing. Fixes issue #1232.
    • Prevent JS error with ajax & filtering. Fixes issue #1232.
    • Fix lint issue.
  • Resizable: Adjust handles on pager complete.
  • Pager:
    • Fix code alignment.
    • Fix filtered regular expression definition.

Version 2.26.4 (6/15/2016)

  • Version bump due to merging issues.