Infinite Scrolling Wins, Users Die

Hey Matt says about infinite scrolling here

Howdy guys, thanks for the feedback.

The initial usage stats from infinite scroll look really good — people are reading more posts which means they’re spending more time on your site. As you might guess, people are way more likely to just scroll down than they were to click the “next page” button — it’s faster and better. It’s the future of all web pages with more than one page of content.

We’re still working out some bugs, and as some of you noted your footer widgets are temporarily inaccessible, and figuring out the best way to deal with that and other edge cases.

A few people have asked if “everyone” is against this why we’re just not turning it off. Well, there’s a thread like this which seems overly negative for pretty much everything we launch. People don’t come to the forums to say they like something they usually come when they have a problem. That’s why we ask for feedback on the forums, to find the problems, not to gauge popularity. For that we’ve learned to look at stats, what people do versus what they say. This is better because it allows us to get feedback from millions of people in addition to the few thousand who frequent the forums. Both voices are important.

Thanks for your patience, and as we fix these issues up we’ll continue rolling out infinite scrolling to the rest of the themes that work with it. Also thank you to the people on the thread who provided calm, rational feedback without attacks or hyperbole. The team is always here for you.


We are protesting against it

We can not bear these changes at all. Imagine the time when all of themes are affected from this. Imagine a visitor comes to your site an it takes half an hour to load. He has to scroll for an hour to see what’s there in the footer after 2500 posts. Imagine there are 100 youtube videos on a single page loading at the same time. How good will this be? How can you say that this will be convenient to the visitors?

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18 Comments on “Infinite Scrolling Wins, Users Die”

  1. [...] Infinite Scrolling Wins, Users Die [...]

  2. Hamza says:

    Hey what happened there? I don’t find any reason for protesting. Indeed if you don’t like the new feature then just switch the themes.

  3. itspak says:

    They are talking about doing this with all the themes here. Carefully read what Matt says. Switching themes is not a solution then. No one likes this feature and no one want this to be happened with the remaining themes here. This is going to affect the whole worpress. People are talking about moving to and other hosts. This is not a good thing.

  4. Asad Mehmood says:

    What is this infinite scrolling?
    Will this be applied to blogger too?

    • itspak says:

      Infinite scrolling is a new feature on wordpress. The feature shows all the posts on homepage no mater how many are they. The posts can not be broken in to the parts. This is yet applied on two themes here yet but they are talking about doing this with all the themes here.

      I’m not sure about blogger, I don’t have enough knowledge about blogger.

  5. Infinite scrolling sucks!

  6. itspak says:

    Yes it definitely does.
    Especially when you have spent months on a theme, you did design a blog accordingly. The header images, the widgets there, the style of pictures and the headings and font style, they all ruined when you switch the theme. And you’ll have to do all this stuff again. WTH
    And when all of the themes will be affected as Matt mentioned here “and as we fix these issues up we’ll continue rolling out infinite scrolling to the rest of the themes” then wordpress will more likely be some tweets written on a toilet paper.

  7. arisbutt says:

    It is not well. I use 2011 theme, not going well my blog.

    • itspak says:

      @Arisbutt Yeah I went through your Urdu blog with 2011. Not quite bad cause you don’t have enough posts yet. But I;m sure it will be worse when you did post too many and finally you’ll have to switch it then. So my suggestion is to switch it now. Hope they will do something about it.

  8. captnmike says:

    wordpress will more likely be some tweets written on a toilet paper.

    Nicely put – I was a bit blunt in my criticism of the scrolling and got thrown out of the Forum and banned for not being polite I guess – oh well this gives me some free time to work on other projects that have been sitting about – pictures and some history of my travel in the State of Alaska many years ago

  9. arisbutt says:

    Ye I’m new urdu blog. Infinite scroll bad, footer not well.

    • itspak says:

      A good news! Staff is going to mend the footer this week. As Macmanx said in a staff question. Hope they will fix it altogether soon. Then your blog will be alright.

  10. itspak says:

    Hi CaptnMike
    Apology for the late reply. My first comment was not posted due to some unknown reasons.
    It’s to my surprise that you are out of the forums of not using polite words, one of the most polite members and a great volunteer you are. Are you stuck in the “Filter Spam”?
    Thanks for sharing your views for “Infinite Scrolling”.
    Alaska had been known as the farthest point from our house to me when I was a child of 8 or 9 years. So it was my desire to visit Alaska. I’ll must see the pictures of it. Have you published them?

  11. captnmike says:

    Thanks for the kind words – I was a bit blunt to Matt about some of the things like Stats that they broke with the new feature (since fixed) and the way the new “feature” was implemented.

    Here is a link to the new site – I don’t have much content on it yet as sorting out 20++ years of pictures is turning out to be a way bigger job than I first though – hope you like them – I hope to just keep adding a few each week –

    Take care & good luck with your blog – nice job on it -

  12. itspak says:

    Thanks CaptnMike
    I’ll must keep an eye on this. Thanks for sharing the link. Take care.

  13. anneinpt says:

    I found this article by searching for infinite scroll. You can now disable it, at least on Twenty Ten, by going to Settings, Reading and unclicking the new item “scroll to infinity”. WordPress should have made this a public announcement but at least they listened to us.

    • Hamza says:

      Yeah Thanks for your alert. I’ve also read about it in a reply from Designsimply. Yeah we won the conquest yet there are some limitations with. Have they done this only with Twenty ten? Is there an option to deselect infinite scroll on 2011 too? Let’s wait and see the official announcement.

  14. itspak says:

    Thanks to all for your feedback.
    Since this topic is resolved after the official announcement by Matiasventura here To infinity, so I’m going to close this post for further comments. All for cheers that our protest was not useless.