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I am using jQuery .load() to load the next page of WordPress posts after a button is clicked. The next page of posts is public data (no access restrictions on it whatsoever). Should I use a WordPress nonce check in this situation? If so, then please explain why.

Thanks in advance.

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Nonces are used to verify that a request is allowed from the sender. For public data, all GET requests are allowed, if they match existing public content.

So no, do not use a nonce for that. You have nothing to do if the nonce validation fails. That’s always a good indicator for unnecessary information.

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