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Disable Infinite Scroll with Custom CSS?

  1. okaerikudamatsu
    Member

    Anyone know how I can disable infinite scroll with the Custom CSS upgrade? Is this at all possible? Cheers and Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is okaerikudamatsu.wordpress.com.

  2. Yes you can although I've not tried this, and not sure is staff may have slammed the door shut. Apparently there will be a way to turn it off coming this next week.

    @wank came up with this solution via CSS:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/to-infinity/page/5?replies=136#post-815069

  3. Since the replies are closed on the original, I add my comment to this "improvement" of putting the infinite scroll. Now,

    1. you cannot specify how many posts you prefer on a page
    2. after about 10 posts, the infinite scroll kicks in AND YOU GET THAT DARN BAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.
    3. So basically, we have "lost control" of how many posts we want our readers to see.

    My recommendation: GET RID OF THIS SO-CALLED "IMPROVEMENT" or, as some have said, make a brand new them out of it.

    Bottom line, PLEASE DON'T MESS WITH MY THEME.

  4. I just answered an email on how to restore footer widgets to Twenty-Eleven and thought I'd share it here. In addition to the previous code, try:

    .infinite-scroll #colophon {
    display:block;
    position:static;
    margin-left:0;
    width:100%;
    }
    #supplementary {
    display:block !important;
    }

    You still get the annoying wait as it tries to load stuff but it's better than nothing. Twenty-Ten is proving more intransigent thanks to the silly pop-up behaviour of the current footer, but I'll keep poking at it until we get a proper opt-out.

  5. argh why does it keep adding extra code tags? [kicks forum]

  6. @wank, when I checked, there were html tags causing the strange code behavior. I fixed it above. Seems like they were maybe copy/pasted in from another source? I'm not 100% sure what caused it in your case, but try copying and pasting to a plain text file first to avoid it.

  7. Why is it on this blog below the infinite scroll feature is absent? How can I do that with my blog of the same theme?

    http://originalribenababy.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/beautiful-lake-mburo/

  8. I tried testing that code posted in this thread, and it didn't work for me on Twenty Ten or Twenty Eleven.

    It's probably not something that you should try to block using CSS. Can you please just wait a while instead to see what else shakes out?

  9. @jackelliott1, Infinite Scroll works on the home page http://originalribenababy.wordpress.com/

    It doesn't affect individual posts such as http://originalribenababy.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/beautiful-lake-mburo/

  10. Thank you. Guess I should have spent a few more minutes trying to figure that out on my own before asking for help. Doh!

  11. Not at all! It's a good question and if you had it, I'm sure other people will too. Maybe they will find this thread and it will help them. :)

  12. Infinite Scroll is now an option when footer widgets are present. You can find the option under Settings → Reading when two conditions are met:

    1. You are using a theme that supports infinite scroll
    2. You have added footer widgets

  13. @designsimply, certainly the best news all day. <3

  14. Our features are always being updated and changed and improved. We do listen to feedback, but also keep in mind that decisions sometimes go through different teams or decision makers and sometimes features don't get changed for different reasons even if there's opposition by some in the forums. Features are still always subject to change. We love you guys, and we are trying to make the very best blogging software out there for a pretty wide audience, a challenge and an honor. :)

    Cheers.

  15. I agree with Justjennifer - certainly the best news all day! We love you guys too Designsimply, we just don't have to like everything you do!

  16. One key thing for people to remember going forward (since this will be virtually site-wide likely sooner rather than later) is that the option to turn off infinite scrolling will only be available on themes that have footer widget where footer widgets are used.

    Infinite Scroll is now an option when footer widgets are present.

    Those using themes without footer widget areas will not have the option to turn infinite scrolling off.

    A half victory at best, but at least it is something.

  17. @TSP, I have a feeling themes with footer widgets will get very popular! Mine has footer widgets in use so at least I won't have to move my blog or change themes.

  18. @designsimply
    In addition to what thesacredpath posted above me. Also note that despite this change we bloggers are still not able to control the number of posts that appear on our front page of our blogs wearing Twenty Eleven and Twenty Ten as we did previously here > Settings > Reading. Please restore that ability.

    Our features are always being updated and changed and improved. We do listen to feedback, but also keep in mind that decisions sometimes go through different teams or decision makers and sometimes features don't get changed for different reasons even if there's opposition by some in the forums.

    I could be wrong, but when the word feedback is being used I believe it is being used in this manner and that's what is so upsetting to me. Surpise! you have a new feature. Isn't it cool? If you despise the feature and want it to be removed immediately then don't bother to share that with us because we aren't going to listen to you. We are seeking "controlled feedback" only and that means please help us develop this feature whether or not you despise it and want it to be removed.

  19. The onely thing this has done is fix the footer widget issue. Nothing else.

    To everyone else: "Eat what is on your plate or go hungry."

    Lame.

  20. Infinite Scroll is now an option when footer widgets are present. You can find the option under Settings → Reading when two conditions are met:

    1. You are using a theme that supports infinite scroll
    2. You have added footer widgets

    Thanks !

  21. Ah, apparently it is copy/pasting from the custom CSS editor which is causing the weirdness with the code tags. Figures.

    If people have paid for the custom design upgrade that indicates they require a greater degree of control over their site's appearance than the average user. So, if their site undergoes a major change like this without prior notice, I think it's entirely reasonable for them to use the editing rights they paid for to try and correct it. The code works for me in Firefox in conjunction with the code on the other thread; as I stated there, people use it entirely at their own risk. I don't believe in using custom CSS to fix Automattic's mistakes, but sometimes there is no alternative.

    Placeholder footer widgets should work? Like if you insert a 1px transparent image or a line break into a text widget?

  22. RE: what timethief said. . .

    Can you please clarify what you mean? My blog seems to have been restored to my prior preferences, but I am curious what you are talking about here.

    I have always chosen five posts to be featured on my front page and now with the opt-out feature on infinite scrolling I am back to only five posts (plus a sticky). But there is a substantial amount of blank page below those five posts that you have to scroll through to reach the footer widgets below. Is that what you mean? I can't recall, but was that how it worked before the infinite scroll was forced on us and then taken back? All that empty page?

  23. Dumb question! I have empty page because I have widgets in the sidebar. Sorry.

  24. @jackelliott1
    Thae ability to control the number of posts displaying on the front page has just been restored. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/infinite-scroll-do-we-get-an-opt-out-and-will-this-apply-to-other-themes/page/5?replies=138#post-817272

  25. @kellywpa, I understand. :)

    @timethief, sorry you were upset! I honestly think a good, reasonable exchange of honest opinions is valuable, and the theme team has taken some steps like launching small, announcing on the forums, watching for feedback. I think those are all good things.

    @thesacredpath, we're always making updates and trying to make good choices. Hang in there.

    @wank, yes, regarding your text widget section.

    Ah, apparently it is copy/pasting from the custom CSS editor which is causing the weirdness with the code tags. Figures.

    If I had to guess, I'd say that's probably browser related. I wouldn't blame the CSS editor first. The CSS editor is rendered a plain textarea box on the Appearance → Custom Design → CSS page. I'd like very much to make improvements on the editor too, workin' on it.

    [UPDATE: I saw extra code in another forum post, it's really hard to say what might be causing it though so if anyone can post steps to reproduce, I'll test it! I tried to figure it out, but I haven't been able to reproduce it so far.]

  26. Thank you WordPress people for adding the infinite scroll as an OPTION, via check box.

    ONE NOTE: I also noticed that on my 2010 Theme with infinite scrolling, the semi-transparent footer bar appeared right in the middle of one of my posts when viewed in Full Web site mode on my iPhone. (another reason I was not a fan of the infinite... for the blog, that is).

  27. sweetdaysundertheoaks
    Member

    Another "thank you" for giving us a choice. I am blogging happy again! Thank You Thank You!

  28. Remember: it ONLY offers you the option to disable it if you have at least one footer widget.

  29. "Remember: it ONLY offers you the option to disable it if you have at least one footer widget."

    This appears to not be true, at least on Twenty Ten. I have no footer widgets and can turn it off.

  30. Really? It was certainly true earlier today when I tested it.

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