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    Enable AJAX Loader - What Is That?
    I see a site wide option for Enable AJAX Loader in the WP theme I'm using. But what is that, what will enabling that do? I get visions of that little swirling thing in Linkshare. Thanks in advance.

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    Nothing bad, you should allow it. Ajax is safe, fast and convenient.
    More info: AJAX (shorthand for asynchronous JavaScript and XML)

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    I'm reading that wikipedia page and they have a section for drawbacks. I just started playing with this new theme tonight, only have a couple of test posts and I'm checking the site out with it turned on and off and I really don't notice much difference except with it turned on, I see that spinning thing for a split second which I don't like. But I'm trying to figure what the benefits are to having it turned on?

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    Without knowing specifics, it's most likely used to reload the page after someone comments with out having to do a refresh.


    I should clarify, it is really any interaction with the page... voting, commenting anything that would normally require a refresh to update.
    Last edited by knight01; August 20th, 2009 at 03:12 AM. Reason: clarified
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    WordPress is more and more using Ajax so it's better to allow a theme to use it, too. You never know the interaction between the skin and the core code.
    I read the drawbacks on wikipedia. Nothing's perfect. Like Knight said, the big thing is to avoid to do a refresh.

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