Question : How to add a preloader when using the JQuery Ajax load method?

Answer:

Usually there will be a div tag with an ID in which you will load the content.

Example: <div id="load"></div>

Now in order to have a preloader displayed while the content is busy loading we need to include the following code within the function used to load the content.

function load(){
        //This is the function that loads the preloader
        $('#load').html('<img src="/images/ajax-loader.gif " />');

        //This is the load function that loads the actual content and replaces the loader with the content
       $('#load').load('content.php');
}

The preloader will load first into the div tag once the function has been called. In the meantime the content will load and once the content has been loaded it will replace the preloader with the content.

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