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TW Pagination

Description

TW Pagination is a simple and flexible pagination plugin which provides users with better navigation on your WordPress site.

In addition to increasing the user experience for your visitors, it has also been widely reported that pagination increases the SEO of your site by providing more links to your content.

TW Pagination can also be used to paginate post comments!

Installation

Install and Activate

  1. Unzip the downloaded tw-pagination zip file
  2. Upload the tw-pagination folder and its contents into the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation
  3. Activate TW Pagination from Plugins page

Implement

For posts pagination:

1) Open the theme files where you’d like pagination to be used. Usually this is the loop.php file. For older version of WordPress, you may need to update the index.php, archive.php and search.php files.

2) Replace your existing previous_posts_link() and next_posts_link() code block with the following:

<?php if(function_exists('tw_pagination')) 
    tw_pagination();
?>

For comments pagination:

1) Open the theme file(s) where you’d like comments pagination to be used. Usually this is the comments.php file.

2) Replace your existing previous_comments_link() and next_comments_link() code block with the following:

<?php if(function_exists('tw_pagination_comments')) 
    tw_pagination_comments();
?>

Configure

1) Configure the TW Pagination settings, if necessary, from the TW Pagination option in the Settings menu

2) The styles can be changed with the following methods:

  • Add a tw-pagination.css file in your theme’s directory and place your custom CSS there
  • Add your custom CSS to your theme’s styles.css
  • Modify the tw-pagination.css file in the tw-pagination plugin directory

Note: The first two options will ensure that TW Pagination updates will not overwrite your custom styles.

FAQ

How can I override the default pagination settings?

The tw_pagination() and tw_pagination_comments() functions each takes two optional arguments.
Second argument is in query string format, which allows you to override the global settings. The available options are:

  • title – The text/HTML to display before the pagination links
  • nextpage – The text/HTML to use for the next page link
  • previouspage – The text/HTML to use for the previous page link
  • before – The text/HTML to add before the pagination links
  • after – The text/HTML to add after the pagination links
  • empty – Display before markup and after markup code even when the page list is empty
  • range – The number of page links to show before and after the current page
  • anchor – The number of links to always show at beginning and end of pagination
  • gap – The minimum number of pages before a gap is replaced with an ellipsis (…)

You can even control the current page and number of pages with:

  • page – The current page. This function will automatically determine the value
  • pages – The total number of pages. This function will automatically determine the value

Examples (also applies to tw_pagination_comments()):

1) To paginate custom WP_Query:

<?php 
    $the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); 
    while($the_query->have_posts()) : $the_query->the_post();
    // your code
    endwhile;

    if(function_exists('tw_pagination')) 
        tw_pagination($the_query, 'range=4&anchor=2&nextpage=Next&previouspage=Previous');
?>

2) To paginate default WP_Query with custom settings

<?php if(function_exists('tw_pagination')) 
    tw_pagination('global', 'range=4&anchor=2&nextpage=Next&previouspage=Previous');
?>

3) To paginate default WP_Query

<?php if(function_exists('tw_pagination')) 
    tw_pagination();
?>
How can I style the comments pagination differently than the posts pagination?

When calling tw_pagination_comments(), TW Pagination adds an extra class to the ol element, tw-pagination-comments.

This allows you to use the .tw-pagination-comments styles, already in tw-pagination.css, to override the default styles.

Contributors & Developers

“TW Pagination” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • Removed PHP4 constructor
  • Code improvements

1.0

  • Initial release