This is a jQuery Plugin designed to work with Rail’s UJS remote forms. It makes it easier to automatically inject populated templates into your page based on a JSON AJAX response.


This is an example of a form that is meant to grab a block of “posts” and inject them into a feed div

<!-- Initializing the ajaxAppend plugin -->
<script type="text/javascript">
    $( '#rf1' ).ajaxAppend({
        dataName: 'stories',
        templates: [{
            template: $( "#story-template" ).text(),
            selector: '#whats-new-feed',
            order: 'prepend'
        formReset: false

<!-- Template for our news story -->
<script type="underscore-template" id="story-template">
    <% _.each(stories, function( post ) { %>
        <div class="post">
            <h4><span class="date"></span></h4>
    <% }); %>

<div id="whats-new">
    <h3>News Example</h3>
    <form id="rf1" data-remote="true" action="get.php" method="post" style="">
        <input type="hidden" name="num" value="0" />
        <input type="submit" value="Get More News" />
    <!-- This is where the templates will be injected -->
    <div id="whats-new-feed">
    <br class="clear" />