Newspaper Theme 9.5 comes with a brand new feature designed to increase the time spent by visitors on your website. The “Infinite Loading for Single Posts” makes users smoothly scrolling through your interesting articles and post, without clicking away. Why is this important for you as a website owner and how to set it up? Keep reading below as we take a look inside to see what make this feature an excellent improvement for every website.
Why Infinite Loading?
Infinite Loading lets the audience move from one blog post to the other in a very fluent and intuitive way. Once they reach the end of an article, the loading icon appears, and the next post is brought up. The user can keep reading without having to click away through the breadcrumbs and find your next awesome piece of content through the Category Page.
The feature proves useful as it keeps the visitors on your website for extended periods, thereby increasing the time on page. As a bonus, you get to choose the number of posts a user can read through.
Infinite Loading for Single Posts? Yes!
The ever-popular websites like Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram are the masters of using this feature to show off related content. This also pans out greatly for mobile device users as they can keep moving through the posts efficiently. However, be responsible with the use of the Infinite Loading as it increases the memory used by the browser. Prevent this from happening by setting up a limit for the number of posts your website pulls up with the new feature.
Get the Infinite Loading for Single Posts
Firstly, let’s start by taking a look through the Cloud Library. Browse through the online gallery and choose the Single Post Template that fits your website the best. Through the Newspaper Theme Panel, assign the Single Post Template as your global template for your articles. Under Post Settings > Default Post Template, choose the imported layout and save your settings.
Now, open the tagDiv Composer on your Single Post Template. From the bottom of front end page builder, click the rectangular icon. This brings you to a new window that controls the Infinite Loading for Single Posts. If you click the Enable button, the feature instantly activates globally on your website.
From here, you can choose to display previous posts, recent articles, or ones from the same Category. The decision is up to you. When you open a Single Post Template, click on the Articles Auto Loading icon.
In the “Number of Auto Loaded Articles” section, type a number. Left empty, the Newspaper Theme will load posts until it reaches the end of your content. If you have a few dozens of articles, without setting up a limit, you’ll end up displaying old content. Or worse, you’ll create a frustrating user experience to the engaged visitors, and nobody wants that. Before you close the tagDiv Composer, save your settings. You’re done!
Have you found the perfect number of articles to display for your website? Test and experiment with the “Infinite Loading for Single Posts” to find out what works best for your content. Do you use it to display recent articles or choose to keep the visitors scrolling through posts of the same category? Tell us about it in the comment box below!