Loops in single.php & pagination
I have a problem with pagination when using a loop in a single.php file. The website has the same layout as an inbox as so I want a list of the posts displayed at the top with the “reading pane” displaying the single post upon click. I have this working without issue with the following code in my single.php…
//Display emails (title only) <?php $paged = ( get_query_var( 'paged' ) ) ? get_query_var( 'paged' ) : 1; $args = array( 'posts_per_page' => 20, 'paged'=>$paged ); $loop = new WP_Query( $args ); if ( $loop->have_posts() ) : /* Start the Loop */ while ( $loop->have_posts()) : $loop->the_post(); get_template_part( 'content', get_post_format() ); endwhile; //Pagination posts_nav_link('∞','Newer emails','Older emails'); endif; //Display single post while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); get_template_part( 'content-page', get_post_format() ); endwhile;
Now this works with the list of emails above and the single email showing below… but I cannot get the pagination to work for the life of me. I think this is because for a single post it displays the content using wp_query and this is also used for the pagination regardless of my loop above. And so because it’s a single post wp_query sees only one element and thinks there is no need for pagination (I may be wrong — this is just a guess).
I’ve tried hacking it like so:
$temp = $wp_query; $wp_query = $loop;
And then at the end of the main loop (before the single post is displayed)…
$loop = null; $wp_query = null; $wp_query = $temp;
But this just results in a fatal error…
Would really appreciate some help as to how to get round this! Is there a way I can tell pagination to use a specific loop (i.e. not wp_query)…?
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