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Logarithmic Pagination

Description

This will give you an advanced pagination to distribute your link-juice more evenly across your paginated paged. It also provides a better choice of navigation to the user to explore and find your content.

You can turn the pagination on/off separately for:

  • homepage
  • search results
  • category archives
  • date archives
  • tag archives
  • author archives

Or implement it directly into your theme using <?php the_wp_lopa('pages_below'); ?>.

You can also choose if you want it to be displayed before and/or after the loop content.

The plugin is currently available in English and German. If you want to help translate it, just write me an email. Help is much appreciated!

For more information visit the plugin website.

Credits

This plugin is based on the idea found in the following (German) article by Nikolas Schmidt-Voigt: Webseitenstruktur und Paginierung für SEO & a
discussion on stackoverflow.

Screenshots

  • An example of the generated output
  • This is the Settings page of wp-lopa

Installation

  1. Unzip wp-lopa.zip.
  2. Upload wp-lopa to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Change Settings on Settings -> Log. Pagination and/or implement template-tag respectively
  5. Remove the original pagination code from the template files. Depending on your themes structure they can be located in files named loop.php, index.php, archive.php, date.php, search.php, author.php or others.
  6. Add some CSS to make it all pretty. To make it easier here is some sample-code:

    .assistive-text { display: none; }
    .paging-navigation ul {
    list-style: none;
    }

    .paging-navigation li {
    float: left;
    }

    .paging-navigation .current {
    }

    .paging-navigation .paginate_link {
    }

    .paging-navigation .prev {
    }

    .paging-navigation .next {
    }

Here is some sample HTML output:

<nav role="navigation" id="pages_bottom" class="site-navigation paging-navigation">
    <h1 class="assistive-text">Post navigation</h1>
    <ul>
        <li>
            <a href="?paged=2" rel="prev" class="prev">
                <span class="paginate_link">Previous</span>
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="/">
                <span class="paginate_link">1</span>
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a rel="prev" href="?paged=2">
                <span class="paginate_link">2</span>
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <span class="current">3</span>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a rel="next" href="?paged=4">
                <span class="paginate_link">4</span>
            </a>
        </li>
[...]
        <li>
            <span class="seperator">..</span>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="?paged=19">
                <span class="paginate_link">19</span>
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <span class="seperator">...</span>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="?paged=35">
                <span class="paginate_link">35</span>
            </a>
        </li>
[...]
        <li>
            <a href="?paged=42">
                <span class="paginate_link">42</span>
            </a>
        </li>
        <li>
            <a href="?paged=4" rel="next" class="next">
                <span class="paginate_link">Next</span>
            </a>
        </li>
    </ul>
</nav>

FAQ

Does the plugin support the use of pretty permalinks?

Yes, it does. It uses internal WordPress functions to generate the links so all changes to your link structure within your WordPress site will be repsected.

I have navigation showing up in the sidebar.

Until i find a better solution you will have to use the template-tag <?php the_wp_lopa('pages_below'); ?> to call the pagination element. Make sure to uncheck the places on the Settings page aswell.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

0.1.3

  • Fixed translations

0.1.2

  • Added some default css so the pagination starts out looking half way decent.
  • Added the option to display pagination on author archives.

0.1.1

  • Added template-tag <?php the_wp_lopa('pages_below'); ?> to use when having confilcts with widgets

0.1

  • Initial version