DataTables jQuery Plugin
Sometimes you come across a plugin and you wonder why you didn’t find it before ! One of those I found recently is jQuery.DataTables. With very minimal effort you can add searching, paging and theming to your datatables. You can enable jQuery-ui theming very easily so your tables look like the rest of your site ;).
Only drawback so far, I found is that it gives very vague errors in case your table isn’t formatted the way it should be (like forgetting thead tags). So study the examples carefully, in case you get an odd error at first.