Facebook Like Automatic Content Loading on Scrolling

We have all seen the automatic content loading used in Facebook. Let’s see how easily it can be implemented using jQuery.

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What we do to achieve this is whenever a scroll event is fired, check if we have reached the bottom of the page, and if we are at the bottom, call our ajax function to load the content.



.scroll() is fired every time the user scrolls the page.
$(window).scrollTop() returns the number of pixels hidden ‘above’ when the page is scrolled.
$(window).height() gives the height of the window. Same as window.innerHeight
$(document).height() gives the total height of the page.

Well, that’s that. Cool, right?

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    • Worked good to me. I had used some part from this too: http://tomsbigbox.com/wordpress-load-more-posts-on-page-scroll/
      all php was from there (because i wanted to load wordpress posts), and i had used the “halfway” variable too and to load post in the middle of the page, not in the end only.
      Your post was very useful to me, thank you!

    • George

      What about the ajax_processor.php file? What does it contents?, btw great post.

    • Saurabh

      @George, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ ajax_processor.php is just a simple file that generates random paragraphs of text and outputs it. I put it so new random content is shown each time page is scrolled. Try opening that file in browser here -> http://rebugged.com/code/auto-content-loading-on-scroll/ajax_processor.php

    • Would this work in an iFrame – ie a Facebook application?


    • Chayan

      what will happen when the content is finished.

    • Jsx

      In the case of this example, the content will neverffinish, as we are dynamically generating content.

    • Chayan

      But in my case, the content will finished. Could you pls help me to solve this situation.

    • Jsx

      If you are using a limit query to fetch the content, once the content is finished, the limit query will be returning null. So you can check if the ajax call is returning null or empty string and do the appropriate action.

    • Mairaj Saifi

      It is working on mobile version or not??

    • Jsx

      It worked on Firefox in my Firefox OS simulator. So it should work in the Firefox OS device also. Haven’t checked in Android.

    • Mairaj Saifi

      its not working in iphone. what can i do. please reply me asap.

    • Jsx
    • Mairaj Saifi

      no its not working properly but i found a solution for iphone by using this code :

      if ($(window).scrollTop() >= $(document).height() – $(window).height() – 60) {

    • Jsx

      What is that “60”? Be careful anyway, as it probably this will stop working correctly when the screen size or something change. Thanks for sharing.

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    • vannaibell

      thanks you !

    • i am trying to using AJAX in my website where products should be love when user goes end of page.

      But it doesn’t work
      any One
      help me

    • Prakesh

      where is down option and code

    • This is the best solution! No need other jQuery plugin to do this. You save my day. Thanks for sharing!

    • Hemz