Blank page after upgrading Infinite Scroll plugin from 2.0b2 to latest version

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m using the Infinite Scroll plugin to automatically load older posts on-demand when reaching the end of the blog.

Today, I updated from version 2.0b2 to the latest version 2.6 with the effect, that the whole site wasn’t working anymore. Only a blank page was displayed. So I downgraded to the latest 2.0b2 release to get things working again until the latest issues get fixed. Since it isn’t possible to downgrade a wordpress plugin easily, you have to perform the following steps: Continue reading …

Infinite Scroll with Lightword and working social buttons

[Update]It seems that there is a problem with the latest version of the plugin. So keep in mind, that the following steps only work with the 2.0b2 version![/Update]

Today I’ve tried to use the very nice Infinite Scroll Plugin that allows automatic loading of additional posts as soon as the user reaches the last post on the blog. So there’s no need for paging to old posts anymore – sweet. Although the developer says it should work out of the box for most of the themes, it didn’t work for mine – Lightword :).

First, you have to configure the so called Selectors that will target the html elements that will be modified by Infinite Scroll. Without correctly configured Selectors, lazy loading won’t work. For the Lightword theme, the following Selectors worked for me:

  • Content Selector: #content-body
  • Posts Selector: #content
  • Navigation Selector: div.newer_older
  • Next Page Selector: div.newer_older span.older a

You can configure those Selectors under Settings/Infinite Scroll. Besides the Generel tab, there is the Selector tab. After that, on-demand loading should work when you reach the last post on the blog. Continue reading…