Disable Infinite Scroll with Custom CSS?

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  • #822627

    wank
    Member

    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?

    #822632

    jackelliott1
    Member

    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?

    #822633

    jackelliott1
    Member

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

    #822635

    timethief
    Member
    #822643

    @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.]

    #822655

    kauilapele
    Member

    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).

    #822663

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

    #822664

    raincoaster
    Member

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

    #822682

    jongleason
    Member

    “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.

    #822683

    raincoaster
    Member

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

    #822684

    jongleason
    Member

    Just tested again. It’s off. I’m not sure whether I want it on or off, haven’t decided yet. But I’ll leave it off for a day or two just to prove it. :) http://www.mindrenewers.com.

    #822692

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    And I can confirm that on my test blog using Twenty Ten with no widgets in the footer, the “infinite scroll” toggle still appears in my Settings Dashboard.

    #822693

    raincoaster
    Member

    Test Twenty Eleven then.

    #822695

    justjennifer, that has been updated. So right now it should be working as mentioned earlier: if you are using an infinite scroll enabled theme with footer widgets, you’ll see an option to turn off infinite scroll in Settings → Reading. Otherwise, you shouldn’t see the option.

    #822696

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Must have been an errant setting somewhere. Now in both Twenty Eleven and Twenty Ten, both with no footer widgets, the toggle does not appear nor am I seeing infinite scrolling on either.

    Too Much Coffee?

    #822697

    We posted at the same time! See ^^

    #822699

    jongleason
    Member

    @designsimply. Urgh. So if I understand correctly, I’ve just lost the option to turn it off on my Twenty Ten blog unless I add a footer widget. Is that correct?

    And if so, could you please comment on the technical aspect of my question in https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/trying-to-decide-on-infinite-scroll?replies=4#post-817898? Specifically, the part about load times for third-world readers.

    #822701

    That is the intention, yes. The option is currently for blogs that are using footer widgets.

    For the other thread, I saw that and I’m working on researching it as I wanted to make sure to post a correct answer. My sentiment is the same as yours (based on what I know), which is to say that I dont’ think infinite scroll adds too much overhead for someone reading through posts because, after you start scrolling, new posts are only loaded when you get to the bottom of the list. I’ll check up on it and I’ll let ya know what I find out.

    #822702

    raincoaster
    Member

    It does overload the user’s RAM after awhile though. That was my experience on Tumblr when I was following 100 blogs or so. I had to disable Infinite Scroll, as my computer would lock up and then the browser would crash.

    #822703

    jongleason
    Member

    @designsimply. That’s brilliant. Thanks. Correct answers are always better than quick ones. :)

    By the way, without any footers, the checkbox doesn’t show up in my Reading settings anymore, but since I had turned it off earlier today, I’m still not on infinite scrolling. So I’m probably the only Twenty Ten blog in existence with no footer and no infinite scrolling. Makes me feel important.

    As a programmer myself, I hate hidden fields with hidden data — that’s one of the risks of arbitrarily hiding a checkbox. Is there a reason to hide it? Seems kind of silly to me….

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