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Need help changing scrolling page to right/left arrows for newer/older posts

  1. Help!

    I would like to change my blog's format from scrolling down on one page to right and left arrows going to newer and older posts, respectively. Can this be done? Help!!!

    Thank you SO much.

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

  2. I checked http://jesscy.wordpress.com/ and I found that you switched to the "Load more posts" view. Are you all set?

  3. No, I'm not all set. I'd really like to have right arrows and left arrows, instead of loading more posts below. Do I have to get my own domain, go to another host, and use WordPress.org to make that happen, or is there another easier way?

    Thank you so much for your response.

  4. Apologies for the delay in reply. We do like to encourage keeping the new style of navigation to "load more posts" the way you see it now. Before looking into other options, may I ask why you think your readers won't like the "load more posts" option?

  5. Yes there is an easy way, jesscy; you just add this:

    #infinite-handle {
    
display: none;

    }
    
.infinite-scroll .navigation {

    display: block;

    }
  6. @designsimply: The reason I don't like the load more posts option is because then the header is lost, and there is less separation between the posts themselves. To me, it looks more professional to have the option to load more posts to the right or to the left rather than down.

    @justpi: I added what you suggested but didn't see a change. Any specific place in the style sheet I should place it?

  7. This worked in my tests:

    #infinite-handle {
    	display: none;
    }
    
    .infinite-scroll .navigation,
    .infinite-scroll.neverending #footer {
    	display: block!important;
    }

    And thank you tons for the feedback. I'm keeping an eye on that stuff. The trend with many popular websites today is to think of the posts as scrolling instead of something to page back and forth for. Also, completely reloading next/previous posts takes more resources and more things have to load that way for users, so complete page reloads for navigation (the old way) will become less and less used and will be slower. Last point, the workaround justpi suggested may not always work in the future if the scrolling features get updates. So if you add CSS workarounds like this one, just keep an eye on them so you can re-edit your CSS if you see any formatting changes that don't work well with the CSS workaround you're adding now.

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