[wp-hackers] Ajax in blog home page?

Chris chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com
Sun Dec 7 17:40:20 GMT 2008

Thanks to both Jennifer and Tom, that gives me a start.
Are either of the libraries normally loaded by Wordpress? (assuming 
standard themes)
Thanks again

Jennifer Hodgdon wrote:
> I just linked to this from a couple of pages in the Codex --
>    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_Resources
>    http://codex.wordpress.org/AJAX_in_Plugins
> The latter article does discuss how to do AJAX in a plugin, though 
> it's using SACK rather than JQuery. The concepts are the same (and I 
> think/hope they're explained OK on that page), but if someone wants to 
> rewrite the examples to use JQuery instead of SACK, that might be a 
> good idea. On the other hand, there are now 4 links to JQuery/AJAX 
> external refs on that page, so maybe that is good enough.
>   --Jennifer
> Tom Ransom wrote:
>> Donncha has written up a good example with sample code that he 
>> presented at BarCamp Cork. He posted it here.
>> http://ocaoimh.ie/2008/11/01/make-your-wordpress-plugin-talk-ajax/
>> On Dec 7, 2008, at 2:12 AM, Chris wrote:
>>> I know that a lot of work has been done with Ajax on the admin 
>>> pages, but are there facilities for "lightwieght Ajax" on the blog 
>>> pages?
>>> In this case my home page, - I want to have part of the page 
>>> changing, without reloading the whole page.
>>> I don't want the whole page (with all the menus,sidebar,posts) etc 
>>> to reload each time because a small amount has changed, because it 
>>> is too slow!
>>> There doesn't seem to be too much info in the codex on this, can 
>>> someone point me in the right direction?

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