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Ajax Load More - Infinite Scroll

The ultimate solution to add infinite scroll functionality to your website

Ajax Load More is a powerful solution for infinite scrolling and lazy loading posts, custom post types, single posts, pages and comments with Ajax powered queries.

Build complex custom WordPress queries using the Ajax Load More shortcode builder then add the generated shortcode to your page via the content editor or directly into your template files.

Ajax Load More is fully compatible with popular eCommerce plugins such as WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.

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  • Shortcode Builder - Easily create your own Ajax Load More shortcode by adjusting the various WordPress query parameters in our easy-to-use shortcode builder (see Shortcode Parameters).
  • Query Parameters - Ajax Load More allows you to query WordPress by many different content types. Query by Post Type, Post Format, Date, Category, Tags, Custom Taxonomies, Search Term, Authors and more!!
  • Customizable Repeater Templates - Edit and extend the functionality of Ajax Load More by creating your own repeater template to match the look and feel of your website (see screenshots).
  • Setting Panel - Customize your version of Ajax Load More by updating various plugin settings (see screenshots).
  • Multiple Instances - You can include multiple instances of Ajax Load More on a single page, post or template.
  • Multisite Compatibility - As of Ajax Load More 2.7.2 you can now manage repeater templates across all sites in your network.

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Content Types

Ajax Load More can infinite scroll any content type WordPress offers - from blog posts to WooCommerce products Ajax Load More can handle it.

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Shortcode Parameters

Ajax Load More accepts a number of parameters that are passed to the WordPress query. These parameters are transferred via shortcode - don't worry, creating your custom shortcode is simple with the intuitive Shortcode Builder

  • repeater - Choose a repeater template (Add-on available). Default = ‘default’
  • post_type - Comma separated list of post types. Default = ‘post’
  • post_format - Query by post format. Default = null
  • category - A comma separated list of categories to include by slug. Default = null
  • category__not_in - A comma separated list of categories to exclude by ID. Default = null
  • tag - A comma separated list of tags to include by slug. Default = null
  • tag__not_in - A comma separated list of tags to exclude by ID. Default = null
  • taxonomy - Query by custom taxonomy name. Default = null
  • taxonomy_terms - Comma separated list of custom taxonomy terms(slug). Default = null
  • taxonomy_operator - Operator to compare Taxonomy Terms against (IN/NOT IN). Default = ‘IN’
  • taxonomy_relation - The logical relationship between each taxonomy when there is more than one. (AND/OR). Default = ‘AND’
  • day - Day of the week. Default = null
  • month - Month of the year. Default = null
  • year - Year of post. Default = null
  • taxonomy_operator - Operator to compare Taxonomy Terms against (IN/NOT IN). Default = ‘IN’
  • meta_key - Custom field key(name). Default = null
  • meta_value - Custom field value. Default = null
  • meta_compare - Operator to compare meta_key and meta_value against. Default = ‘IN’
  • meta_type - Custom field type. Default = ‘CHAR’
  • meta_relation - Used with multiple custom field entries (AND/OR). Default = ‘AND’
  • author - Comma separated list of authors by id. Default = null
  • post__in - Comma separated list of post ID’s to include in query. Default = null
  • post__not_in - Comma separated list of post ID’s to exclude from query. Default = null
  • search - Query search term (‘s’). Default = null
  • custom_args - A semicolon separated list of value:pair arguments. e.g. tag_slug__and:design,development; event_display:upcoming. Default = null
  • post_status - Select status of the post. Default = 'publish'
  • order - Display posts in ASC(ascending) or DESC(descending) order. Default = ‘DESC’
  • orderby - Order posts by date, title, name, menu order, author, post ID or comment count. Default = ‘date’
  • offset - Offset the initial query (number). Default = ’0′
  • posts_per_page - Number of posts to load with each Ajax request. Default = ’5′
  • scroll - Load more posts as the user scrolls the page (true/false). Default = ‘true’
  • scroll_distance - The distance from the bottom of the screen to trigger the loading of posts while scrolling. Default = '150'
  • max_pages - Maximum number of pages to load while user is scrolling (activated on when scroll = true). Default = '0'
  • pause_override - Allow scrolling to override the Pause parameter and trigger the loading of posts on scroll. Default = null
  • pause - Do not load posts until user clicks the Load More button (true/false). Default = 'false'
  • transition - Choose a posts reveal transition (slide/fade/none). Default = 'slide'
  • transition_speed - The speed of the loading transition in milliseconds. (slide/fade/none). Default = '250'
  • transition_container - Display the Ajax Load More (.alm-reveal) loading container. Default = 'true'
  • images_loaded - Wait for all images to load before displaying ajax loaded content (true/false). Default = 'false'
  • destroy_after - Remove ajax load more functionality after 'n' number of pages have been loaded. Default = null
  • button_label - The label text for Load More button. Default = 'Older Posts'
  • button_loading_label - Update the text of the Load More button while content is loading. Default = null
  • container_type - Override the global Container Type that was set on ALM Settings page. Default = null
  • css_classes - Add custom CSS classes to the Ajax Load More container. Default = null
  • id - A unique ID for the Ajax Load More instance.

Example Shortcode

[ajax_load_more post_type="post, portfolio" repeater="default" posts_per_page="5" transition="fade" button_label="Older Posts"]


  • Default - Out of the box functionality and styling
  • Attachments - Infinite scroll post attachments
  • Destroy After - Remove Ajax Load More functionality after 'n' number of pages
  • Fade Transition - Elements fade in as posts are loaded
  • Filtering - Reset and filter an Ajax Load More instance
  • Infinite Scroll - A look at the new loading functionality and style
  • Images Loaded - Download images before displaying ajax loaded content
  • Masonry - Creating a flexible grid layout with Masonry JS
  • Multiple Instances - Include multiple Ajax Load More' on a single page
  • Paging URLs - Generate unique paging URLs for every Ajax Load More query with the SEO add-on
  • Pause Loading - Posts will not load until initiated by the user
  • Preloaded Posts - Easily preload an initial set of posts before completing any Ajax requests to the server
  • Search Results - Returning results based on search terms
  • SEO & Paging - Combine these two add-ons to create one powerful navigation system
  • Slideshow Gallery - Create a gallery of posts with Ajax Load More and the Paging add-on.
  • Table Layout - Ajax Load More will display query results in a table format.

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The Custom Repeater Add-On has been installed for use on each of our product demos


The following Add-ons are available to increase the functionality of Ajax Load More.


The Cache add-oncreates static HTML files of Ajax Load More requests then serves those static pages to your visitors without querying the database.
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Call to Actions

The Call to Actions add-on will provide functionality to inject a custom CTA template within an Ajax Load More query.
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The Comments add-on will load and display blog comments using the core Ajax Load More infinite scroll functionality.
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Custom Repeaters

The Custom Repeaters add-on will allow for unlimited repeater templates and provide the ability to create unique templates for different content types throughout your theme.
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The Layouts add-on will provide a library of fully responsive layout templates ready for use on your website.
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The Paging add-on will transform Ajax Load More’s lazy load/infinite scroll functionality into a robust ajax powered navigation system.
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The Preloaded add-on will allow you to quickly and easily preload an initial set of posts before completing any Ajax requests to the server.
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Previous Post

The Previous Post add-on will allow you to navigate single posts with Ajax Load More.
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The REST API add-on will enable compatibility between Ajax Load More and the WP REST API plugin.
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Search Engine Optimization

The SEO add-on will optimize your ajax loaded content for search engines and site visitors by generating standard WordPress paging URLs with each Ajax Load More query.
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Theme Repeaters

The Theme Repeaters add-on will allow you load, edit and maintain templates from your current theme directory.
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Callback Functions

The following functions are available to be dispatched by Ajax Load More.

ALM Complete - The almComplete() function is triggered after every successful ajax call made by Ajax Load More.

$.fn.almComplete = function(alm){
    // Your on complete code goes here

ALM Done - The almDone() function is triggered after all posts have been loaded..

$.fn.almDone = function(alm){
    console.log('All posts have been loaded!');

ALM Empty - The almEmpty() function is triggered if there are zero results returned in the initial query.

$.fn.almEmpty = function(alm){
   console.log('Sorry, but we could not locate any posts that matched your criteria.');

ALM Filter Complete - The almFilterComplete() function is triggered after a successful call to the public function almFilter().

$.fn.almFilterComplete = function(){
    console.log('Ajax Load More filter has completed!'); 

ALM URL Update - The almUrlUpdate() function is triggered after a successful URL update (pushState) from the Previous Post or the Search Engine Optimization add-on

$.fn.almUrlUpdate = function(permalink, type){
    console.log("URL updated to " + permalink + '- dispatched from the '+ type + ' add-on.'); 

Filter Hooks

Ajax Load More has a variety of filters in place that enable users to hook into Ajax Load More to insert or modify data.


Ajax Load More passes the following PHP variables to each repeater template - these template variables can help you style and transform your repeater templates.

  • $alm_current - Returns the current item number in the current Ajax Load More loop and will reset to zero with every 'Load More' action.. 'echo $alm_current;'
  • $alm_page - Returns the current page number. 'echo $alm_page;'
  • $alm_item - Returns the current item number within your loop. 'echo $alm_item;'
  • $alm_found_posts - Returns the total number of posts found within the entire WordPress query. 'echo $alm_found_posts;'

Tested Browsers

  • Firefox (Mac, PC)
  • Chrome (Mac, PC, iOS, Android)
  • Safari (Mac, iOS)
  • Opera
  • Android
  • IE8+



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Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.1
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Active Installs: 20,000+


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