Github fork of Christian Bach's tablesorter plugin + awesomeness ~
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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).


  • 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 2.28.0 (11/27/2016)

  • Core:
    • Return value from getColumnData if not an object.
    • Include extra headers when adding unsorted class. Fixes issue #1306.
    • Add option validator. Fixes issue #1319.
    • Maintain original settings on resetToLoadState.
  • Docs:
    • Add missing colon in CSS. Fixes issue #1307.
    • Add notes on sortList overridding sortForce & sortAppend. See issue #1286.
    • Update sortTbody widget demo showing new option.
    • Add zebra widget to sort reset demo.
    • Define a triggered "update". Fixes issue #1317.
    • Clarify recalculation update method. Fixes issue #1317.
    • Explain difference between # and 0 in the math mask. Fixes issue #1320.
    • Add link to disable thead row example. Fixes issue #1326.
  • Filter:
    • Restore filter_searchDelay function. Fixes issue #1299.
  • Grouping:
  • Math:
    • Fix prefix/suffix option names & processing. Fixes issue #1305.
    • Remove math_prefix content prior to parsing cell values.
  • Pager:
    • Set ariaDisabled property to stop MS Edge crash. Fixes issue #1303.
    • Restore settings on resetToLoadState. Fixes issue #1311.
  • Tbodysort:

Version 2.27.8 (9/28/2016)

  • Core: minor code cleanup.
  • Docs: remove code in duplicate example-widget-filter-custom. See pull #1295; thanks @themilkman!
  • ColumnSelector: updateAll properly updates the popup. See Stack Overflow.
  • Pager: Maintain filter focus on custom controls. Fixes issue #1296.
  • Readme: Add link to Grav CMS. See issue #1290.

Version 2.27.7 (9/23/2016)

  • Core:
    • Include version in log.
    • Remove space from debug message.
  • Docs: update jQuery.
  • Filter:
    • Include "input" event for searches. See issue #1280.
    • Add support for descending sort on selectSources values.
  • Mark: Remove internal case matching.
  • Pager:
    • Allow for optional output callback in favour of parsable string. See pull #1283; thanks @joelperry93!
    • Add output function support to pager widget. See pull #1283.
    • Maintain pageDisplay ID, if one exists. Fixes issue #1288.
  • RepeatHeaders:
  • Testing: update jQuery usage.