A live filter plugin for jQuery built for speed and ease of use


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This is a live filter plugin for jQuery that is built for speed and ease of use. It was made because existing tools were inadequate (too slow, wrong feature set). Check out the demo and comparison pages.


Include jQuery, the plugin, then initialize the plugin:

<script src="jquery-1.6.4.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.fastLiveFilter.js"></script>
    $(function() {

The above would work with this HTML:

<input id="search_input" placeholder="Type to filter">
<ul id="search_list">


Options are given as the second argument. Synopsis:

$(INPUT_SELECTOR).fastLiveFilter(LIST_SELECTOR, options);

Available options:

  • timeout: How many milliseconds to wait after keydown before filtering the list. Default is 0.
  • callback: A callback method which will be given the number of items left in the list.
  • selector: By default, the plugin will match the filter against the text of the li. If specifed, the selector will be applied to the li and the resulting text will be used instead. WARNING: Use of complex selectors may reduce performance significantly, especially in large lists!


$('#search_input').fastLiveFilter('#search_list', {
    timeout: 200,
    callback: function(total) { $('#num_results').html(total); }

Problems? Want to contribute?

Report issues on github. Use pull requests to contribute code. Versioning will be done as defined by Semantic Versioning.

If you find any bugs or have a feature request, please open an issue on github!

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