I've been looking around for a way to filter my posts on http://www.waziproject.com/wazimagazine/ without reloading the page.

So my question is if anyone can help me out to turn the following into a list of filters that don't require refresh/reload of the page...

I believe the following answer is the closest I can get to a solution: Using ajax on categories and wordpress loops

However, I'm not sure where to implement the code. I'm using the following in my loop.php:

<div id="queryMenu">
    <li><a href="#" id="business_work">Business & Work</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="development_sustainability">Development & Sustainability</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="education">Education</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="health_medecine">Health & Medecine</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="human_rights">Human Rights</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="law_order">Law & Order</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="media_information">Media & Information</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="nations">Nations</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="political_economy">Political Economy</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="research_innovation">Research & Innovation</a></li>
    <li><a href="#" id="reset">All Posts</a></li>

Now if I want to apply the coding as mentioned here - Using ajax on categories and wordpress loops - where should I put the different code snippets and is there a lot of tweaking to be done to it?

Thank you very much in advance for your help!


A piece of javascript/jquery:

$("#queryMenu ul li a").click(function(){
    var currentCategory = $(this).attr('id');
        type: 'post',
        url: 'ajax-category.php', //sometimes I'm using bloginfo to get current path: url: '<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/ajax.php',
        data: {
            currentCategory: currentCategory
        success: function(data) {

Put right path in url. Use $_REQUEST['currentCategory'] inside ajax-category.php to get category ID...

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  • Your selector is not efficiently.jquery is trying to find right to left. a - li - ul..... – ahmetlutfu Apr 5 '14 at 20:44
  • this is not the way to do ajax in wordpress – Mark Kaplun May 2 '17 at 20:19

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