Select2 – the jQuery replacement for select boxes

If we are talking about the forms, here we have something really cool. Select2 is a jQuery-based replacement for select boxes. It supports searching, remote data sets, and pagination of results.

jQuery replacement for select boxes

Select2 gives you a customizable select box with support for searching, tagging, remote data sets, infinite scrolling, and many other highly used options.

Select2 - the jQuery replacement for select boxes
Select2 – the jQuery replacement for select boxes


– language (support for RTL environments, searching with diacritics and over 40 languages built-in)

– remote data support

– using AJAX you can efficiently search large lists of items

– fits in with our theme, fully skinnable, CSS built with Sass and an optional theme for Bootstrap 3

Browser compatibility:

Support for both modern and legacy browsers is built-in, even including Internet Explorer 8:

IE 8+
Chrome 8+
Firefox 10+
Safari 3+
Opera 10.6+

To get started, checkout examples and documentation at


Easy to use. And we have so many features, e.g.:

– placeholders

– data sources, including Loading remote data (Select2 comes with AJAX support built in, using jQuery’s AJAX methods)

– disabled mode

– limiting the number of selections

– hiding the search box

– tagging support and automatic tokenization

– localization, RTL and diacritics support

and of course responsive design, themes / templating:


Just so rich possibilities!

Examples / docs:


*Select* good solutions.