Preparing Auto Load Next Post for a come back

This year has been strange for sure and since my last post I got more people wanting me to continue development.

Unfortunately I still don’t have time to do so just yet as I am focusing on another project.

However, while development is still on hold I would ask that you answer a few key questions that will help me focus on how/what to develop when I get back to it.

  1. What drawn your attention to Auto Load Next Post?
  2. Do you prefer bulky themes or clean and modern?
  3. How often do you change your WordPress theme?
  4. What post editor do you use? Doesn’t have to be Classic or Block editor.
  5. Do you utilize a lot of JavaScript on your site?
  6. Do you prefer not to use jQuery on your site?
  7. What feature would you like the most added/supported?
  8. Do you have more than 1 WordPress website?
  9. Do you manage a multi-network setup?
  10. Are you a WordPress theme developer?
  11. Would you pay for support and updates?
  12. Do you prefer Monthly or Yearly Subscriptions?

Leave your answers in the comments.

Thank you.

In Recovery Mode

If you have been wondering what has happened with the progression with Auto Load Next Post. It’s been put on hold… at least for the time being.

It has been a long difficult road building this product to something great and while I do still believe in it’s potential it has been draining me dry both mentally and financial.

I needed a break from it all and to get myself back on my feet.

I’m still recovering and listening to your ideas and feedback and I am interested to getting back to the project asap but not at this time.

I appreciate all the kind words I have received from those who wish to see the project bloom. It means a great deal.

Thank you for your support.


Sébastien. 😀

Auto Load Next Post v1.6.0-beta.1

I am happy to announce the release of the first beta for v1.6.0 is now available. In the previous post I shared the changes and improvements coming for this release.


  • NEW: Added a Setup Wizard to scan the theme you have active and identify your theme selectors and templates location.
  • NEW: Added a Getting Started page which introduces the user to the setup wizard.
  • NEW: Settings page now previews features coming in Auto Load Next Post Pro. #7174140
  • NEW: Added extensions page listing available extensions for the plugin thanks for the class provided by @dcooney.
  • NEW: Added validation for required settings. #761f7e9
  • NEW: Added button on theme selectors settings to open theme customizer if theme not supported. #1030d4b
  • NEW: Added option under Misc to disable Auto Load Next Post from running on mobile devices. #7bf0caa
  • NEW: Added Templates section for users to set the template location without the need of applying a filter. Filter was designed for theme developers.
  • NEW: jQuery-confirm.js is used to replace previous confirmation dialogues as they were not working in Firefox and is used to improve user experience both for the Settings page and the new Setup Wizard. #1fe1eec
  • Removed: Welcome notice as it has been replaced with the Getting Started page. #1fe1eec
  • Improved: UI of the settings page.
  • Improved: Code base throughout the whole of the plugin.
  • Tweaked: Theme selector fields are set to read-only if theme is supported by the theme developer. #074b780
  • Tweaked: Made review notice more personal to the user. #4123372
  • Tweaked: Sign up form in sidebar now pre-fills with current logged in user for quicker sign up. #a70cfcb
  • Tweaked: Made translating the plugin easier by merging near identical strings.
  • Dev: All CSS has been converted into SCSS.
  • Dev: Grunt tasks have been improved for better development.
  • Dev: Auto Load Next Post can be installed via WP-CLI without redirect issues.

To test Auto Load Next Post 1.6.0 Beta 1, you can use the Auto Load Next Post Beta Tester plugin or you can download the beta release from the GitHub repository.

If you think you found a bug in Auto Load Next Post 1.6.0 Beta 1 then please open a GitHub Issue with as many details as possible including that you have tested this on Auto Load Next Post 1.6.0 Beta 1.

I look forward to your feedback.

What’s coming in v1.6.0

It’s been a while since I last posted but I think this was defiantly worth the wait. At the start of this year I focused on rewriting the documentation, so all users could understand how Auto Load Next Post works and how to setup.

It was too focused for developers. Clearly a major fault on my part so I hope it’s all good now as I have not had any complaints since. To better manage the documentation and to allow translations be submitted I decided to place the documentation on GitHub again in it’s own repository.

Would you be interested in translating the documentation in another language? Check out the contribution instructions for more details.

After taking care of the documentation, I pushed out 6 tiny releases with tweaks, corrections and support for 2 new themes and a lot more is about to come.

On to what’s coming!

Providing Feedback for Auto Load Next Post

Feedback is important to building a great product and I realised that I haven’t provided the best way to do that yet. Sure you can create an issue on the GitHub repository but it is more of a place of management for notes and reporting bugs.

While I could set up a public forum I think it is an outdated way of communicating between myself and the users and could also cause to much traffic on the site not that traffic is not good but I don’t want the majority of that traffic to be discussing Auto Load Next Post.

Currently, you can provide your feedback via the contact form and is fine between you and me but this method does not allow you to also discuss your input with other users or developers.

So I decided to create a Slack channel that you can join to discuss plugins to be supported, features to be added, integrations, and provide suggestions for Auto Load Next Post for future releases.

Your input matters to make this plugin great not just for you but for everyone else who wants a great web experience while increasing your website’s pageviews.

I think its the perfect platform to get direct feedback. To join the Slack channel simply go here:

So what are you looking forward too in Auto Load Next Post? Let’s talk.