Support » Plugin: WordPress Infinite Scroll - Ajax Load More » Can't set max_pages value

  • Resolved simooo


    Thanks for a great plugin. Works great apart from an issue I’m having where I can’t seem to change the default value of 5 for max_pages.

    After a few loads the behaviour changes so that you have to click for more posts. Scroll is of course on. Any ideas what I could be missing? I’m not seeing any errors in log or console.


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  • Plugin Author dcooney


    Hi simooo,
    What are you setting max_pages to? Can you confirm what is going wrong?

    Thanks for the quick reply! What I really want is to set it to infinity, but I wasn’t sure if there was an infinity setting (e.g. -1) so I started by trying some high numbers like 999 and 99, then I tried low numbers like 2. But it just doesn’t seem to have any effect, instead the default 5 pages are loaded.

    This is the code. I didn’t include it originally because it’s a bit messy to read on account of the php.

    echo do_shortcode( '[ajax_load_more tag__not_in="'.$sidebarTagId.'" offset="3" max_pages="99" scroll="true" posts_per_page="3" exclude="'.$sticky.'"]' );

    Plugin Author dcooney


    0 would be infinity for the max_pages param.
    It actually mentions this in the shortcode builder. Under the Max Pages description 🙂

    Great to know – I couldn’t see that under Shortcode Parameters on the plugin’s page here on I didn’t look further into it because I never got past the main hurdle of getting the max_pages parameter to actually take effect. Any thoughts on what could be going wrong?

    Plugin Author dcooney


    It’s only on the shortcode builder page in your WordPress install.

    It could be a css/layout issue. Can you share a link?

    This is the page:

    Ah, thanks! Now that you mentioned CSS I started wondering if it had to do with there not being enough “air” beneath the load more button so that the scroll event doesn’t get triggered. i started messing with the window size and it seems this was indeed the case.

    The fact that it stopped after 5 pages was weirdly enough a coincidence that had to with the fact I’m using two columns that are loading independently and after 5 pages they happened to be of the same height.

    Is there a setting which controls how far from the bottom of the window the scroll event is triggered?

    Plugin Author dcooney


    Yea, scroll_distance.

    Fantastic, thank you!

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