Building an infinite scroll in Vue.js (Vuex + API)

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build an infinite scroll without using any 3-rd party packages. Ready?

Let’s break our goal down:
1. We need to detect if the user has scrolled to the bottom of the page. I’ve already covered this case in another article.
2. Load/fetch more items if the user has reached the bottom of the page.

Nothing complicated, I wouldn’t recommend installing a custom npm package.

Vue.js infinite scroll full example

new Vue({
  el: "#app",
  data: {
    scrolledToBottom: true, // make sure it's set to true
    isLoadingMore: null,
    moreItems: []
  methods: {
    scroll () {
      window.onscroll = () => {
        let bottomOfWindow = Math.max(window.pageYOffset, document.documentElement.scrollTop, document.body.scrollTop) + window.innerHeight === document.documentElement.offsetHeight

        if (bottomOfWindow) {
          if ( && this.scrolledToBottom) {
            this.scrolledToBottom = false
            this.isLoadingMore = true
            this.$store.dispatch('LOAD_ITEMS_PAGINATION', { pagination: }).then((response) => {
              setTimeout(() => {
                if (this.$store.getters.getItemsPagination.results) {
                this.isLoadingMore = false
                this.scrolledToBottom = true
              }, 300)
            }, error => {
              this.isLoadingMore = false
  mounted () {
  computed: {
      items: 'getItems',
      itemsPagination: 'getItemsPagination'
  created () {
    this.$store.dispatch('LOAD_ITEMS') // replace it with your action

This example works like this when the component is loaded we immediately dispatch a Vuex action LOAD_ITEMS (you should replace it with your own action).

We then access a list of items using a computed property items and render it in the HTML template, however you like.

If you’re using a back-end server for your API calls, e.g. Django REST Framework make sure Pagination setting is on. As we’ll be using it to fetch more items.

Call a scroll() method in the mounted() function:

mounted () {

Now every time the user reaches the bottom of the page the scroll() method will load more items if they exist (by dispatching a LOAD_ITEMS_PAGINATION action and pushing the results to the moreItems array).

It won’t dispatch LOAD_ITEMS_PAGINATION action if there are no items to load.

HTML part

In the HTML part of your component, you can first render a list of items using v-for loop and then below it check using v-if if there are items in the moreItems array and render them again using the v-for loop.

Easy peasy.

If you find this post useful, or if you have any questions, please let me know in the comments below. 
Renat Galyamov

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PS: Make sure you check other Vue.js tutorials, e.g. how to create global components in Vue.js.

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