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  • Hi!
    I use this code to get the classic navigation menue at the end of the page:

    <?php endwhile; ?>
    
    <div class="text_datum">
    <?php next_posts_link('« Older Entries') ?>
    <?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries »') ?>
    </div>
    
    </div>
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    But the navigation doesn’t appear. This is the output: http://www.conceptualisms.org/main/
    Acutally I’d like to have a navigation that only shows the “Newer Entries” if there are actually newer entries of the same category. But I thought it might be a good idea to start with this simple code to see, if it works in general. It does not, and it’s really frustrating me. I would be thankful for any help.

    Kind Regards
    Pat

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  • What template file are you adding this to?

    Hi esmi, maybe I don’t understand your question. The outputsite is http://www.conceptualisms.org/main/
    And the whole code of this page is

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id="inhalt" class="text_single">
    
    <?php $custom_query = new WP_Query('category_name=books,texts,news'); // exclude category 9 bzw. reblog
    while($custom_query->have_posts()) : $custom_query->the_post(); ?>
    
    	<div <?php post_class(); ?> id="post-<?php the_ID(); ?>">
    <h1 class="text_autor"><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, 'Autor', true); ?>,
    			 <?php the_title() ?></a></h1></p>
    			<p class="text_datum"><?php the_date();?></p>
    
    		<?the_excerpt(); ?>
    	</div>
    <p>−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−−</p>
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    
    <div class="text_datum">
    <?php next_posts_link('&laquo; Older Entries') ?>
    <?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries &raquo;') ?>
    </div>
    
    </div>
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    Is that what you asked for?

    Why are you using WP_Query()? Is this a custom page template?

    Yes it is a costum page template, but it was not my decision. Unfortunately, the former programmer can’t work on it anymore. If there’s a better solution than WP_Query() that makes it easier to get the navigation, I’m open to it.

    WP_Query() should only be used for secondary queries – not the main query. Try using pre_get_posts() instead.

    Thank you. I tried it out. I use the code, I just found here https://codex.wordpress.org/Pagination
    and changed it a bit, so it should appear in my area “inhalt”, which means “content”:

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id="inhalt" class="text_single">
    
    <?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>
    
    <!-- Add the pagination functions here. -->
    
    <!-- Start of the main loop. -->
    <?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();  ?>
    
    <!-- the rest of your theme's main loop -->
    
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <!-- End of the main loop -->
    
    <!-- Add the pagination functions here. -->
    
    <div class="nav-previous alignleft"><?php next_posts_link( 'Older posts' ); ?></div>
    <div class="nav-next alignright"><?php previous_posts_link( 'Newer posts' ); ?></div>
    
    <?php else : ?>
    <p><?php _e('Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.'); ?></p>
    <?php endif; ?>
    
    </div>
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    Now nothing appears at all. What did I do wrong?

    Ok, I see that the code is just a basic structure.
    So I found this https://codex.wordpress.org/the_loop and tried it out:

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    
    <div id="inhalt" class="text_single">
     <?php query_posts($query_string . '&cat=-40'); ?>
     <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
    
     <div class="post">
    
     <!-- Display the Title as a link to the Post's permalink. -->
     <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>
    
     <!-- Display the date (November 16th, 2009 format) and a link to other posts by this posts author. -->
     <small><?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?> by <?php the_author_posts_link() ?></small>
    
      <div class="entry">
        <?php the_content(); ?>
      </div>
    
      <p class="postmetadata">Posted in <?php the_category(', '); ?></p>
     </div> <!-- closes the first div box -->
    
     <?php endwhile; else: ?>
     <p>Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.</p>
     <?php endif; ?>
    
    </div>
    
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    But the only thing I get is one single post, but I already have 8. Why is the loop not working? Any suggestions? It looks so simple.
    Is there no working simple loop with pagination out there for an archive of posts?
    &cat=-40') is just to make this to have no effect, as there is no cat with the id 40.

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