WordPress.com have added an infinite scroll ‘feature’ to two of their primary themes, including the Twenty Eleven theme I use here.
In the quest to make visitors engage with your content as effortlessly as possible we are rolling out a new feature to your blog home pages—infinite scrolling! Instead of having to scroll and click through older-pages links we are now pulling new content automatically whenever a visitor approaches the bottom of a blog.
Best thing, it should be entirely transparent to you or your readers. The feature is enabled for blogs with the Twenty Ten or Twenty Eleven themes.
We take care of the smaller details, such as removing the older/next links, integrating with your design as smoothly as possible. Having said that, please let us know what you think by posting any feedback you may have. Thanks.
Another way of looking at this is that they have deleted my footer from the main page of my site, and given me no way to return it (short of picking another theme and undoing all the work I’ve put into this one).
I’m annoyed that I’ve already paid to use my custom domain (and that there will be a 5 month gap in my Google Analytics stats!), but it has become pretty clear to me that WordPress.com is not a good option for more advanced users.
Here’s to hoping I have a smooth migration experience. I remember reading somewhere that you can’t export images from a WP.com blog – I hope that’s not the case!