Plugin / WordPress Infinite Scroll – Ajax Load More

Darren Cooney



Ajax Load More is the ultimate WordPress infinite scroll plugin for lazy loading posts, single posts, pages, comments and more with Ajax powered queries.

Build complex custom WordPress queries with 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 compatible for endless scrolling with popular eCommerce plugins such as WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.

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  • Shortcode Builder – Create your own custom 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!
  • 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).
  • Multiple Instances – You can include multiple instances of Ajax Load More on a single page, post or template.
  • Ajax Filtering – The Ajax Load More custom filtering method will allow you to filter and update your Ajax query results.
  • Multisite Compatibility – Manage repeater templates across all sites in your network.
  • Setting Panel – Customize your version of Ajax Load More by updating various plugin settings.

Check out the demo site for more information!

What’s New

  • Pro – Access to all premium add-ons in a single installation.
  • Filters – The Filters add-on provides front-end and admin functionality for building and managing Ajax filters.
  • User Query – Query and display a list of WordPress users by role using a WP_User_Query and Ajax Load More.
  • Advanced Custom Fields – Compatibility and integration added for infinite scrolling Flexible Content, Gallery, Relationship and Repeater fields for Advanced Custom Fields.
  • Masonry – Built-in support and functionality for Masonry layouts.
  • Progress Bars – Display a Progress Bar load indicator with each Ajax request.
  • Scroll Container – Constraining infinite scroll to a parent container.

Content Types

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

Check out the examples below:

*Add-on required

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 a custom shortcode is easy 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’
  • sticky_posts – Preserve sticky post ordering in Ajax listing. Default = false
  • post_format – Query by post format. Default = null
  • category – A comma separated list of categories to include by slug. Default = null
  • category__and – A comma separated list of categories to include by ID. 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__and – A comma separated list of tags to include by ID. 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’
  • scroll_container – Constrain Ajax Load More infinite scrolling to a parent container. Default = null
  • 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 (fade/masonry/none). Default = ‘fade’
  • transition_container – Display the Ajax Load More (.alm-reveal) loading container. Default = ‘true’
  • transition_container_classes – Add classes to the .alm-reveal transition div.
  • masonry_selector – The target classname of each masonry item. Default = null
  • masonry_animation – Select a loading transition type for Masonry items. (default/zoom-out/slide-up/slide-down/none). Default = default
  • masonry_horizontalorder – Maintain horizontal order. 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
  • progress_bar – Display progress bar indicator at the top of the window while loading Ajax content. Default = ‘false’
  • progress_bar_color – Enter the hex color of the progress bar. Default = ‘ed7070’
  • 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
  • loading_style – Select an Ajax loading style – you can choose between a Button or Infinite Scroll. 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.
  • nested – Is this a nested Ajax Load More instance. Default = false
  • no_results_text – Display text/html when zero results are returned in an Ajax Load More query. Default = null
  • placeholder – Display a placeholder image while Ajax content is being loaded. Default = false

See All Parameters

Example Ajax Load More Shortcode

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

Example Demos

  • Default – Out of the box functionality and styling.
  • Advanced Custom Fields – Infinite scroll Advanced Custom Fields data with Ajax Load More.
  • Attachments – Endless scroll post attachments.
  • CSS Grid – Rendering Ajax Load More listings with CSS GridRe.
  • Destroy After – Remove Ajax Load More functionality after ‘n’ number of pages.
  • Event Listing – Ordering and listing events by custom field date.
  • Filtering – Reset and filter an Ajax Load More instance.
  • Infinite Scroll – A look at the new loading functionality and styles.
  • 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.
  • Progress Bar – Display a progress bar load indicator with each Ajax request.
  • Search Results – Returning results based on search terms.
  • Scroll Container – Constrain Ajax Load More to a parent container.
  • 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.

  • Cache: Improve website performance by caching the results of Ajax server requests.
  • Call to Actions: Extend Ajax Load More with advertisement and call to action content blocks.
  • Comments: Load and display WordPress blog comments using the core Ajax Load More infinite scroll functionality.
  • Custom Repeaters: Create, modify and delete repeater templates as you need them with absolutely zero restrictions.
  • Filters: Front-end and admin functionality for creating, managing and displaying Ajax Load More filters.
  • Layouts: Predefined responsive layouts for Ajax Load More repeater templates.
  • Next Page: Infinite scroll multipage WordPress content with Ajax Load More and the Next Page add-on.
  • Paging: Replace the default lazy load/infinite scroll functionality of Ajax Load More with a numbered navigation system.
  • Preloaded: Load an initial set of posts before sending any Ajax requests to your server.
  • SEO: Generate unique paging URLs with each Ajax Load More query.
  • Single Post: Enable infinite scrolling of single posts on your WordPress post templates.
  • Theme Repeaters: Manage Ajax Load More repeater templates from within your current theme directory.
  • Users: Lazy loading WordPress Users with Ajax Load More.


The following extensions are available to provide compatibility with popular WordPress plugins and core features.

  • Advanced Custom Fields: Display field type data with Ajax Load More.
  • Relevanssi: Display Relevanssi search results with Ajax Load More.
  • REST API: Enable compatibility with the WordPress REST API.
  • SearchWP: Display SearchWP query results with Ajax Load More.

Callback Functions

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

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

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

Destroyed – The almDestroyed() function is dispatched after the destroy_after shortcode parameter is triggered.

almDestroyed = function(alm){
    console.log('"Ajax Load More functionality has been destroyed!');

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

View All Callback Functions

Filter Hooks

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

See All Filters


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.
  • $alm_page – Returns the current page number.
  • $alm_item – Returns the current item number within your loop.
  • $alm_found_posts – Returns the total number of posts found within the entire WordPress query.

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First Released

10 Jun, 2014

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