Solved

Wordpress WP_Query with pagnation

Posted on 2014-01-20
1
205 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-15
Hey everyone.

So I'm desperately trying to learn/understand the code when using a loop in wordpress.  I used to use query_posts instead of WP_Query which I now understand is bad practice. I've read through the wordpress codex several times and I think I have a good understanding of the loop now but I'm trying to understand how to use the rest.

So as of now this is my loop

<?php 

	$args = array( 
		'post_type' => 'post',
		'order' => 'DSC',
		'posts_per_page' => '2',
	);
	$the_query = new WP_Query( $args );

?>

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


	<h1><?php the_title() ;?></h1>			
	<?php the_content() ;?>

<?php endwhile; else: ?>

	<p>Sorry, there are no posts to display</p>

<?php endif; ?>

<?php previous_posts_link() ;?><?php next_posts_link() ;?>

Open in new window


The problems I'm running into is:

A. the previous and next posts button isn't showing (and yes I have more than two posts ;) )

B. if you go to mysite.com/page/2/ it still shows the latest two posts.

I think I need to add in some sort of $paged but I'm not sure where to implement it.
0
Comment
Question by:Pancake_Effect
1 Comment
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
OmniUnlimited earned 500 total points
ID: 39794868
Pagination links are supposed to be placed after the endwhile and before the else in the loop as follows:

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


	<h1><?php the_title() ;?></h1>			
	<?php the_content() ;?>

<?php endwhile; ?>

<?php previous_posts_link() ;?><?php next_posts_link() ;?> 

<?php else: ?>

	<p>Sorry, there are no posts to display</p>

<?php endif; ?>

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nothing in an HTTP request can be trusted, including HTTP headers and form data.  A form token is a tool that can be used to guard against request forgeries (CSRF).  This article shows an improved approach to form tokens, making it more difficult to…
This article discusses how to create an extensible mechanism for linked drop downs.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to reset a WordPress password if you are locked out and cannot reset the password. A typical use would be if you cannot access the email to which WordPress would send the password recovery email to…
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question