How To Name Jquery File

When working with jQuery, it’s essential to properly name your files to maintain a well-structured and organized codebase. This blog post will provide you with the best practices and conventions to follow when naming your jQuery files.

Naming Convention Basics

jQuery file names are typically composed of three parts:

  1. Prefix: Indicates that the file is a jQuery script.
  2. Descriptor: Describes the primary functionality of the script.
  3. Extension: The file extension, usually .js for JavaScript files.

1. Prefix

It’s a common practice to include the “jquery” prefix in the file name to quickly identify it as a jQuery script. This can be especially helpful when you have a mix of vanilla JavaScript and jQuery files in your project.

An example of using the “jquery” prefix:


2. Descriptor

The descriptor should clearly and concisely describe the primary functionality or purpose of your jQuery script. It’s best to use lowercase letters and separate words with a hyphen (-) or an underscore (_).


  • jquery.image-slider.js: For an image slider plugin
  • jquery.form-validator.js: For a form validation script
  • jquery.modal-popup.js: For a modal popup plugin

3. Extension

Since jQuery is a JavaScript library, the file extension should be .js. If you’re working with a minified version of the file (compressed to reduce file size), you can add the “.min” suffix before the “.js” extension.


  • jquery.image-slider.min.js: Minified version of the image slider plugin
  • jquery.form-validator.min.js: Minified version of the form validation script
  • jquery.modal-popup.min.js: Minified version of the modal popup plugin

Additional Tips

If your script is dependent on other files or plugins, consider including the name of the dependency in the file name:

  • jquery.datetimepicker-bootstrap.js: A jQuery DateTime Picker plugin that depends on Bootstrap

If you have multiple jQuery files for different parts of your project or website, consider using folder-based organization:


By following these naming conventions and best practices, you’ll create a well-organized and easily maintainable jQuery codebase, improving your workflow and overall development experience.