When you are considering incorporating a jQuery plugin into your website, one of the first things that you should look at is the documentation. You will come across a large amount of these that do not have any kind of documentation and this should be a red flag to you that you will be wasting your time if you try to use that specific plugin. Even if you only look at the documentation that has been written for a specific plugin, you will have to look to make sure that the documentation is correct.
There are a lot of different parts that make up the documentation to the jQuery scripts, and it is essential for you to know about all of the different parts. If you take the time to learn about the different parts, then you will be able to quickly go through all of the plugins that you may want to use on your website and choose the one that will work out the best for you. You will be able to narrow down your choices based on the documentation. When you end up having to go through a large amount of plugins to find what you are looking for, you can save time by checking out certain points of the documentation.
For example, you will want to make sure that you look closely at the options that have been written down for any plugin that you find. If you are unable to find any options that are available for a plugin, then you should definitely move onto the next one.
Once you have found a jQuery add-on that has all of the available options written down, then you should check out the instructions. If the instructions for how to use the plugin are difficult to understand, then you may want to consider choosing a different plugin because either that specific one will not work, or you will have to spend a long time trying to figure out how to use it.
You should also make sure that whichever jQuery plugin you use is flexible. You do not want to use one that you will not be able to alter so that it will best suit your needs. It may seem like there is a lot of work that goes into finding plugins, but the work that you will have to go through looking at the documentation will save you time in the long run.