[wp-hackers] Taxonomy - Custom Post Type - Pagination?

Joaquin Rodriguez Montero yojoaquin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 19:39:22 UTC 2010

You rock Philip. Thanks a lot for your answer!

Still.. it's odd how this works on taxonomies but not on other *regular*
pages.. for instance this works perfectly on page-products.php

$page = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
$i = 1; while (have_posts()) : the_post();

Any idea why this is?


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Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 06:14:04 -0700
From: "Philip M. Hofer \(Frumph\)" <philip at frumph.net>
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Taxonomy - Custom Post Type - Pagination?
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Well the reason is the posts_per_page when set in the query line doesn't
actually work unless you send it to the pre_get_posts first, the reason is
that the calculation for pagination happens *way* before the query is done,
dunno why, just does.

 add_filter('pre_get_posts', 'comicpress_blogpostcount_

 function comicpress_blogpostcount_filter($query) {
  if (is_home()) {
   $query->set('posts_per_page', 16);
  return $query;

So basically you need to set it at the pre_get_posts stage ahead of time so
that it can calculate the posts_per_page properly

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