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10+ jQuery Web Tour, Help and Instructional Plugins

Sam Deering

Take your user experience to another level by incorporating one of these pretty interesting jQuery Web Tour, Help and Instructional Plugins in your website. You would find these plugins really useful for improving your overall user experience on your website. Have fun!

Update 02/06/2013: Added 11. Tourist.js
Update 21/06/2013: Added 12. PowerTour.js

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1. jQuery Joyride

Extremely flexible and lets you take control of how people interact with your tour. We programmed it to be cross-browser compatible with modern browsers and even used some fancy CSS to avoid images.
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2. Clippy.js

A full Javascript implementation of Microsoft Agent (AKA Clippy and friends), ready to be embedded in any website.
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3. Galaxy

Simply click on the menu items above to zoom around my universe and learn more about web animations without the use of Flash.
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4. pageguide.js

An interactive guide for web page elements using jQuery and CSS3.
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5. Website Tour with jQuery

This can be very useful if you want to explain your users the functioning of your web application in an interactive way. You might have noticed that Facebook used something like …
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6. aSimpleTourPlugin

a jQuery plugin that will help you to make website tours.
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7. jQuery Tour

The flexible tour plugin.
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8. Guidely – jQuery Website Tours

a functional jQuery plugin that facilitates guided website tours for your new or returning website users.

9. jQuery E-Help

Is plugin for procedural(β€œHow to …”) web user interface help and it’s easy to integrate into any web interface that supports jQuery. Useful for all web applications, CMS and E-commerce systems.
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10. bootstrap-tour

Bootstrap Tour is an easy to configure site tour wizard based on Twitter Boostrap and inspired by Joyride.


Tourist.js is a simple library for creating guided tours through your app. It’s better suited to complex, single-page apps than websites. Our main requirement was the ability to control the interface for each step.
Source + Demo


Power Tour is a powerfull jQuery tour plugin, which can be used as a tour, helpers, guides or tooltips. The plugin is pretty powerfull and has a lot of options which gives you the power to build a very cool tour.
Source + Demo