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Heath Hughes
Heath Hughes
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Ajax pagination for custom post types

I'm trying to figure out how to implement ajax pagination for a group of links displayed on a static page.

This is what I have right now without pagination:

    $args = array(
        'post_type' => 'work'

    $the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

<?php if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) : $the_query->the_post(); ?>

    <div class="grid-4 project">
        <a href="<?php the_permalink() ;?>?iframe=true&width=100%&height=100%" rel="prettyPhoto[project]">
            <img src="<?php the_field('featured_image'); ?>"> 
            <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
            <p><?php the_excerpt(); ?></p>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>
    <p><?php _e('Sorry, no projects were found.'); ?></p>
<?php endif; ?>

In the code above, I am displaying links to each post that will be opened in a lightbox-esque modal. I'd like to display six at a time and be able to use ajax pagination to "scroll" through them.

I'm new to ajax and pagination in WordPress and I can't seem to find what I need in the codex or plugins. Can anyone point me in the right direction?