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  • I’d like to see more search results.
    Currently the results page shows only 2, thats because my settings for reading is only 2 posts.
    So please make a seperate section for search results, so people can see more without clicking older posts.

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  • This is not a WordPress issue but a theme problem. Try adding next and previous pagination to your theme’s search template file.

    It’s not a theme problem esmi, the theme does have a previous and next button.
    What is needed is a search function that shows more results based on a set number of results and not a set number of blog posts shown on the front page.

    If there are coding tweaks that need to be done, mind, I’d just like to be shown how.

    I found the answer, and it works brilliantly.

    Increasing the number of Search Results Per Page

    The one problem with summarising your search results is that the blogs are a lot smaller on the page. WordPress only gives you one place to specify the number of posts per page and this applies to all forms of output – this means that the summarised results will take up a lot less of the page and, if there’s a lot of results, you may be aching to increase this number.

    In the case of my blog, I have the number of posts set to 5. I found that the number of summarised search results would look best at 16.

    Unfortunately, this is a bit of a manual fix. First of all, dig out your themes search.php file again. Hopefully you should be able to find the following line of code within it…

    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

    When you have, insert the following just before it…

    $wp_query->query_vars[“posts_per_page”] = 16;

    This will override the number of posts just for the search results.

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