How do I “undo” this infinite scroll and “load more posts” option and put it back to the way it was. I have never cared for for this feature. They use this on Tumblr and from my experience it overloads the cache and the browsers wind up crashing. If that is what people want, that’s fine, but I do not want to use either on my blog; I like it better the old wy when you went from page to page to read the posts on “separate” pages and not via a contentious scroll. I can’t figure out how to undo it and put it back the way it was.
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You can’t put it back to the way it was as, like it or not (and many of us don’t like it) infinite scroll is here to stay and they are going to apply it to the rest of the themes too, eventually.
Read this from where it says ‘if you like the old-school way’,and then follow the instructions to change it to the more manageable version:
Also, if your theme supports it, you can put a text widget in the footer, and leave it blank.
Staff have been introducing “infinite scroll” to themes — a site wide change that will be applied to all themes that are suitable for the implementation. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/to-infinity?replies=137
Disabling the infinite scroll feature to get rid of the pop-up in the footer results in a “Load More Posts” tab, and you can’t disable that “Load More Posts” tab from appearing, without the Custom Design upgrade. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
Why does it not surprise me that the topic on both these links is closed? Apparently WP had decided what is “Best” for our blogs rather than give us an option to pot out. It all rings of Obama-care to me. Hasn’t anyone at support ever actually had that bloated experience of loading multiple pages into a “view?”, and that is mostly text The same feature on Facebook will slow my browser down to a crawl; on Tumblr, considering people post mostly images, it’s worse, and after several hundred it will simply crash my browser, let alone if someone has posted videos. I have been posting on WP for years, and for the most part have been very happy here, but if I had to pay for this, which I admittedly do not, I would be very upset. On the other hand, I suppose I have the option to upload my own CSS, then again, on the other hand, I also have the option to delete my blog and build my own site or go elsewhere. It’s unfortunate, when in the past, WP has been so responsive and considerate of to it’s member’s blogs and heeds that it now chooses to ignore a simple opt out option for this feature.
I might add, also, that Tumblr DOES give the option to disable infinite scrolling on your Dashboard as well as your blog’s theme. Given the growing popularity of the site, perhaps it would be more in my favor to move my blog there instead of subscribing to WordPress in order to take advantage of an option of which I feel should be an integral part of a theme. I’m sorry, but the idea is bourne out of ignorance and the misunderstanding that everyone wants this. Perhaps WP
should consolidate with Mircorsoft since they also seem to think everything they produce is in our best interests. You pander to technical ignorance rather than technical achievement.
There are a few of things you should know. The first is that these forums are primarily run by volunteers and we have as much control as you do over what happens on wordpress, so having a whinge about stuff that we can’t fix, is pointless since everyone has done it before you and they’ve not got rid of infinite scroll which means it’s here to stay. They HAVE, however, changed it for a few people so that, should you want a footer widget you can have it.
The reason the topics are closed is for two reasons. One is that they are old. Most people know about it by now so there’s no need for them. The best way of finding information here is to search for it first and if it’s been dealt with before, you’ll be able to read the responses and see if someone’s already come up with a solution. The other reason is that a lot of these topics were sticky posts – put there to inform, not to provoke argument. Often they get out of hand and are closed. People start new topics and on and on it goes. There is no way to win on a forum and this isn’t the only forum or the only site that has that problem.
You say: “I might add, also, that Tumblr DOES give the option to disable infinite scrolling on your Dashboard as well as your blog’s theme. Given the growing popularity of the site, perhaps it would be more in my favor to move my blog there instead of subscribing to WordPress in order to take advantage of an option of which I feel should be an integral part of a theme.”
I might add that this is not Tumblr. It’s an entirely different platform. And yes, if you feel so strongly about it, then you do always have the option of moving your blog there or anywhere else.
Now I think that if you want to post anymore to this thread, or if anyone else does, that it should be moved to the Off Topic forum as it’s currently in Support and this really is not a support issue, so I shall mark it for staff to move when they are back.
That is fine and I understand. The infinite scrolling only recently affected my blog which is why, at the time, I was wanting some “support..” However, and I do realize this from experience on other sites, that once they have made the change, the odds of them rolling it back, or accommodating those who are not fond of it, are useless. That is fine as well. I will simply not post to WP anymore and move my activities elsewhere. On the other hand, although I am sorely disappointed, thank you for the opportunity to rant.
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