Best WordPress Plugins to Ajaxify WordPress Site and Comments

AJAX means Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. Many WordPress plugins use AJAX these days to improve their own usability because it enhances your site. If you write a comment & post it, then it doesn’t appear instantly, instead it loads the whole page again with the added comment.Similar is the case with the other links on your site. This is time-consuming. But it can be handled smoothly with AJAX. It will display your posted comment or next images of the gallery without loading the page again.

WordPress hasn’t adopted Ajax comments for blog posts. You can always add the Ajax functionality on the front-end. But the process of writing your own custom functions is a tedious task. Thankfully there are a number of WordPress plugins available for it & for your convenience, I have listed out the Best WordPress Plugins to Ajaxify WordPress Site & Comments.

Best WordPress Plugins to Ajaxify WordPress Site & Comments :

1. Ajaxify WordPress Site(AWS) :

Ajaxify WordPress Site will load posts, pages, search, header, sidebar, footer sections etc. without reloading entire page. By providing the id of the container, in AWS options form, whose data needs to update admin can select which portion s/he want to ajaxify.

Note : Before using this plugin, you should have latest version of jQuery because the plugin is written for as per latest version of jQuery. You can update your jquery with jQuery Updater plugin.

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Settings section, you will see AWS Options Page menu. After clicking on it you will see following Plugin Settings window. Customize it & Save changes.

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2. Advanced AJAX Page Loader :

AJAX Page Loader will load posts, pages, etc. without reloading entire page. It will also update the URL bar with the url the user would have been going to without AJAX, this means the user can copy the url or bookmark it and return to the page they were visiting! This plugin will also add the page to their history for even more usability!

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Settings section, you will see Advanced AJAX Page Loader menu. After clicking on it you will see following Plugin Settings window. Customize it & Save changes.

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3. WP-Ajaxify-Comments :

WP-Ajaxify-Comments plugin adds AJAX functionality to the comments- no page reloads required when validating, posting or updating comments. In case of any error while posting the comment, you don’t have to go back with the browser’s back button to correct the post, the plugin shows a pop-up overlay containing the error message and the user can correct the comment form. If the comment was posted successfully, it shows an information overlay pop-up. Moreover this plugin includes an option to automatically refresh the comments on the current page (if the user is “idle”) without a page reload.

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Settings section, you will see WP-Ajaxify-Comments menu. After clicking on it you will see following Plugin Settings window of WP-Ajaxify-Comments.

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Step 3 : As shown in the figure, Enable the plugin. You can customize the plugins default settings through other options provided in this window & Save the changes.

Now, whenever a visitor will post a comment it will be displayed instantly on the page without any reload, as shown below.

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4. Better WordPress Recent Comments :

This plugin displays recent comment lists at assigned locations. It does not add any significant load to your website. The comment list is updated on the fly when a visitor adds a comment or when you moderate one. No additional queries are needed for end-users.

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the BWP RC section, You can change the plugin’s settings from its General Options, Template Options panels & Save changes. You can specify the maximum number of comments to be shown, grouping of comments for individual post, etc.

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5. wp-comment-master :

wp-comment-master plugin has two main features:AJAX comment posting and comment pagination. the AJAX comment posting enables the visitors to post and view the comment instantly without refreshing the page, while the comment pagination paginates all comments into pages with a well presented and structured navigation.

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Settings section, you will see wp-comment-master menu. After clicking on it you will see following Plugin Settings window of wp-comment-master.

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Step 3 : As shown in the figure, you can customize the plugins default settings through other options provided in this window & Save the changes.

6. Inline Ajax Comments :

This plugin displays a single line text-area for entering comments, users can press “enter/return”, and comments are loaded and submitted via AJAX.

Step 1 : Install & Activate the plugin.

Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, head over to the Settings section, you will see Inline Ajax Comments menu. After clicking on it you will see following Plugin Settings window. Customize it & Save changes.

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The comments posted will be displayed in the following format.

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7. Ajaxed Comments :

It seamlessly integrates into WordPress comments system and allows you to edit comments for a limited time, moderate and edit comments in AJAX, display error messages anywhere in the comment form, Highlighting comments, Select highlight colors, Animation effects for messages and editing and many more.

I hope you find this article helpful. Now you can comfortably use WordPress Plugins to Ajaxify WordPress Site & Comments. If you have any query or suggestion regarding the same, do share with us.

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