What is AJAX?
Last modified: February 23, 2020
The X in AJAX is supposed to stand for XML. However, it is not necessary to utilize XML when exchanging data, instead JSON or plain text can be utilized. However, for the purposes of standardizing terms, XML is the standard.
The Asynchronous aspect of this technique is meant to symbolize that the functions are programmed with AJAX are independent of the website’s loading.
AJAX can be in WordPress websites for many functions. It can be seen in the post edit screen for webmasters. While you’re changing a category, adding a tag or changing certain aspects of the page, you’re utilizing AJAX to make those changes.
Another common example of how AJAX is used in your dashboard is when you manage comments. You can approve, mark as spam or delete comments with ease and without loading the entire page.
Your website’s visitors might notice AJAX on your website if you utilize filters that quickly remove potential products from a shop page without reloading the page. Or if there is a sort function that also doesn’t reload the page.
There are certain benefits of AJAX on your WordPress website. For instance, it allows you to collect information from visitors and present them with new information without the need to compromise website performance. It is also easy to utilize and quick to problem solve with.
* This button will show the rest of the post and open up an offer from a vendor