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tablesorter 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.

See the full documentation



  • Multi-column sorting.
  • Parsers for sorting text, alphanumeric text, URIs, integers, currency, floats, IP addresses, dates (ISO, long and short formats) & time. Add your own easily
  • 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+.
  • Small code size.
  • Works with jQuery 1.2.3+


Included all original document pages with updates from my blog post on undocumented options.


###Change Log

View the complete listing here.

####Version (2011-12-15)

  • Fixed disabled column style for the ui theme widget. Thanks to bbbco for the fix in issue #17.

####Version 2.0.25 (2011-12-14)

  • The ui theme and sticky header widgets now work together and update the arrow direction. Fix for issue #15.
  • Empty cells with only a tab or space will now sort at the bottom. Thanks to pursual for the fix for issue #16.

####Version 2.0.24 (2011-12-12)

  • Modified empty cell sorting to always sort at the bottom. Fix for issue #14.
  • Updated the sticky header widget to line up properly with the UI theme. Fix for issue #13.

####Version (2011-12-6)

  • Updated the sticky header widget again to not interfere with the filter widget. Fix for issue #10.

####Version (2011-12-6)

  • Updated the sticky header widget to reposition the sticky header when scrolling left. Fix for issue #9.

Version (2011-11-7)

  • Updated the filter widget:
    • Changed filter input from visibility hidden to display none. Fix/enhancement from issue #7.
    • Modified the widget to better work with child rows. Added the widgetFilterChildRows option. Fix for issue #8.
    • When widgetFilterChildRows is true, all child row content is included in the row filtering; if false, the child row content is ignored.
  • Added tableClass to the documents. Apparently I forgot to add it before.
  • Added a note to the filter demo bringing up issue #6.
  • Miscellaneous updates to the documents.

Version (2011-10-28)

  • Fixed pager size & total pages not being retained after destroying, then restoring the pager. Thanks to crush123 for reporting the problem!

Version (2011-10-26)

  • Fixed the pager plugin to prevent errors when initialized on an empty table. Fix for issue #5.
  • Added a Resizable Column widget
    • At this time, this widget allows resizing the column widths from the header.
    • The column widths are not saved, but if I did consider saving the widths to local storage. I just didn't get around to doing it.
    • Demo page added.
  • Reorganized the next demo links, located at the bottom of every demo page, to match the order on the main document page.

Version 2.0.23 (2011-10-18)

  • Changed the dateFormat option:
  • The settings are now "mmddyyyy", "ddmmyyyy", and "yyyymmdd".
  • Changed the date separator to include any of the following: slash, dash, period, comma, space(s) or tab.
  • The date format parser will only work with a four digit year.
  • Added a demo page.

Version (2011-10-15)

  • Updated the stickyHeaders widget
    • Sticky headers will now resize with the browser window

    • Updated blue and green themes to work better with sticky headers.

    • If using the uitheme widget, make sure the 'uitheme' widget is applied before (left of) the 'stickyHeaders' widget, as follows:

      widgets: ['zebra', 'uitheme', 'stickyHeaders']

Version 2.0.22 (2011-10-13)

  • Updated the pager plugin:
    • Fixed a problem that occurred when removeRows is set to false - fix for issue #4.

    • Added "disable.pager" and "enable.pager" methods to the pager. These are useful if you want to delete a table row with the pager applied.

      // Delete a row
      // this function targets a button with a "remove" class name inside a table row
      // *************
      // Use delegate or live because `removeRows` is set to `true` in the demo - hidden rows don't exist
      $('table').delegate('button.remove', 'click' ,function(){
        var t = $('table');
        // disabling the pager will restore all table rows
        // remove the chosen row
        // restore pager
    • Fixed the positionFixed option (which positions the pager below the table) to now include the offset option value.

    • Fixed the pager arrow buttons so that destroying and enabling the pager multiple times doesn't multiply the number of pages changed.

    • Updated the pager demo page to allow deleting rows.

    • General cleanup and added lots of comments in the plugin and demo page on what each pager option does.

  • Made one minor change to the tablesorter plugin to accomidate the pager plugin using the removeRows option.

Version (2011-10-11)

  • Added "stickyHeader" widget to the "jquery.tablesorter.widgets.js" file.
    • This widget makes the header stick to the top of the page while scrolling down.
    • The sticky header is fully functional and will allow you to sort the table.
    • And best of all, it can be applied to the original tablesorter plugin.
    • Thanks to Chris Coyier and his post on persistent headers.
  • Added a compressed widget file named "jquery.tablesorter.widgets.min.js".

Version 2.0.21 (2011-09-22)

  • Added sortBegin event
    • This event is triggered immediately before the actual sort. So this event occurs after the sortStart and after the sortList option has been updated.
    • It was added to allow for changing the sort dynamically. See issue #3.
  • Added removeRows option to the pager plugin
    • When true, the default value, the pager plugin removes all non-active rows from the table. This greatly increases the sort speed of large tables.
    • When false, the pager plugin merely hides the non-active rows so they all continue to exist in the table. This should allow for better access to data within the table (i.e. submitting form elements)

Version (2011-09-16)

  • Oops fixed currency sorting

Version 2.0.20 (2011-09-16)

  • Filter Widget
    • Added "filter" to the "headers" option to allow disabling the filter option for a specific column - thanks jizo!
    • Added "filter-false" class, that when applied will disable the filter widget for that column.
    • Updated the headers docs and the filter widget demo.
  • Updated the currency parser to use unicode characters to better work in different document formats.