After WordPress 5.8 is released, infinite scrolling will be removed by default from the Media Library. See Trac ticket 50105 for the releated changeset and ticket 40330 for the historical context behind the decision.
This plugin, for the short term, is a global re-enabling of infinite scrolling in the Media Library for all users.
A potential future enhancement is to have a per-user setting, letting individual users decide what’s best for them.
Works perfectly to enable infinite scrolling in the WordPress media library after Automattic made the user-unfriendly decision to show media only in 80-item-steps.
I have under a thousand images in my media library. Most of it shop stuff. This plugin lets me scroll without needing to press the Load more button.
As a photographer with thousands of images in my media library I cannot live without this plugin. Now I don't have to click excessively to find images I want. Please keep this plugin updated and available forever, it's one of my standard installations on all my websites along with Classic Editor and Classic Widgets.
The “Load More” button in 5.8 was frustrating and slowed my workflow. This plugin relieved the issue and brought back infinite scrolling.
I spent so much time clicking from page to page of pictures before hearing about this plugin. This plugin saves hours of frustration that another unwanted WordPress update has created.
“Media Library Enable Infinite Scrolling” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors