The Next Page add-on will provide functionality for infinite scrolling and lazy loading multi-page WordPress posts and pages.

Load and display paginated WordPress content on demand using the Page Break block or the <!–-nextpage–-> quicktag and Ajax Load More.

Features

A few key features of the Next Page add-on for Ajax Load More.

Increase Revenue

Grow your revenue by increasing your pageviews and ad impressions with paged content.

URL Rewrites

As visitors scroll your page, the browser address bar is updated to the URL of the page currently in view.

Paging Integration

Combine both the Paging and Next Page add-ons to transform your multi-page posts into slideshows.

View Example

Google Analytics

Track visitor interaction and engagement by sending pageviews to your Google Analytics account.

Add-on Details

Learn more about the Next Page add-on.

How It Works

The Next Page add-on uses the Page Break block in the WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg) or the <!-‒nextpage‒-> Quicktag in the Classic Editor to split the post_content of the current post into unique pages – once a post has been split into pages Ajax Load More adds functionality to infinite scroll the results.

Example contant editor

When activated, the Next Page add-on dynamically splits the_content() of a page or post into unique pages at the location where Page Break blocks or <!-‒nextpage‒-> tags are found.

As users load additional content, the browser address bar is updated to the page currently in view and pageviews are sent to Google Analytics for tracking – both these options can be turned on or off depending on your requirements.

With the Next Page add-on you can infinite scroll any WordPress content type, anywhere on your site and at anytime.

The <!-‒nextpage‒-> quicktag or block is core WordPress functionality to break content into multiple pages.


Examples


Implementation

Implementing the Next Page add-on is a two-step process of creating multi-page content and setting up the page template to render the Ajax Load More shortcode.

Both the Gutenberg and the Classic Editor are supported by the add-on, however the implementation steps vary for both editors so please read below for best practices on creating multi-page content.

Note: Next Page add-on integrates with the standard WordPress content field only – content created via custom fields or rich text widgets cannot be used with this add-on.

Step 1 – Creating Content

The first step is to create a page or post with some paginated content – if you’ve already done this, skip ahead to Step #2.

Gutenberg Editor

Gutenberg users must insert a Page Break block at the locations they wish a break to appear in the content.

For every Page Break instance found, Ajax Load More will create a corresponding page and load the paged content when requested.

Gutenberg Page Break Block

Classic Editor

Classic Editor users must switch the content editor to the Text tab and place <!-‒nextpage‒-> tags where the page breaks should appear in the content.

For every <!-‒nextpage‒-> instance found in the_content(), Ajax Load More will create a corresponding page and load the paged content when requested.

Next Page Text Editor Screenshot

Note: The <!-‒nextpage‒-> tag must be added to the content editor via the Text tab (as seen above) and will display as a page break in the Visual editor.

Step 2 – Add Shortcode

The next step is to add the Ajax Load More shortcode directly to your template (.php) file using the WordPress do_shortcode function as shown in the example below. The shortcode must be added directly to a template file and cannot be added to the content editor.

The Ajax Load More shortcode should replace the_content() of the page only as no other content or elements will be affected by the Next Page add-on.


Shortcode Parameters

The following shortcode parameters are available with the Next Page add-on.

nextpage Enable the infinite scrolling of multi-page WordPress content (true/false). Default = ‘false’
next_post_id The ID of the current page/post. *required
nextpage_urls Update the browser address bar as pages come into view. (true/false). Default = ‘true’
nextpage_pageviews Send pageviews to Google Analytics. (true/false). Default = ‘true’
nextpage_scroll Scroll users automatically to the next page. (true/false:scrolltop). Default = ‘true:30’
nextpage_title_template The title template is used to update the browser title each time a new page is loaded.

Shortcode Builder

The following screenshot illustrates the process of building a Next Page shortcode using the Shortcode Builder.

Nextpage Shortcode Builder Options

Example Shortcode

[ajax_load_more nextpage="true" nextpage_urls="true" nextpage_scroll="true:50" nextpage_post_id="'.get_the_id().'" pause="true" pause_override="true" scroll="false"]

Note: Next Page shortcodes must be added to templates using the do_shortcode method of shortcode implementation.


Installation

Upon purchase of this add-on you will receive a confirmation/purchase receipt email. Your receipt will contain a direct link for downloading your copy of Ajax Load More: Next Page and a license key.

After downloading the add-on, upload the unzipped files to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory or visit your plugins dashboard and upload the downloaded .zip under Add New.

License Activation

To activate your add-on and receive updates directly in your WordPress plugins dashboard users are required to enter the license key that was included with their purchase receipt.

To activate a license key:

  1. Visit the Licenses section within the Ajax Load More plugin.
  2. Enter the product key and click Activate License.
  3. If the status indicator turns green your add-on has been successfully activated (example below).
License Key Example

If you did not receive your confirmation/purchase receipt email and license key, please check your spam/junk folder and if you still cannot locate the email please contact me at darren [at] connekthq.com or use the Product Support form on the website.