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  • Sladuuch


    Hello all,
    I have a strange problem on my site whereby when I navigate to (using the “older entries” link at the bottom of the page, usually), it displays the exact same content as the main page (what I assume would be “page 1”). I have a custom theme that I made, but I’m not terribly experienced with WordPress enough to figure out what it is I’m sure I’ve done wrong to precipitate this. Is this strange issue symptomatic of something obvious?


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  • I’m having this same issue. I am using custom permalinks. Anyone have any ideas why this is happening?

    thank you!

    I just spent some time finding the solution, so I thought I would update the open questions I found on this topic.

    See the codex:
    Pagination Parameters.

    I too have the /page/2/ problem in my custom theme in which just page 1’s content is displayed on page 1, 2, 3 and so on. I looked at the codex documentation and couldn’t figure out what would be the solution for this problem. I did try using:


    which did indeed output all of my posts in the Blog category, but of course no pagination. My goal is to output 10 posts at a time and have the next pages link to the next older 10 posts in the same category, and so on.

    Here are the specifics of my issue:

    I am using a custom permalink structure in order to achieve my plan for my site:

    The way I am making my site is to have different pages use query_posts() to retrieve only posts from specific categories, one corresponding to each page. I also have a /blog/ page that will retrieve all posts categorized “blog”, and format them to look like blog posts.

    My original query was:

    and that had the /page/2/ problem.

    I also tried:

    after reading the above linked (by alvarix) codex page, but that produced the same results. Does anyone have any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong? What other information can I provide to help you decipher my issue?

    I would love to know if someone has an answer because I had planned my website’s information design all around this concept of pages displaying only specifically categorized posts (and I figured the pagination would automatically work).

    This is where I originally researched the approach:

    I have my /page/2/ etc. problem solved with this code:

    if (have_posts()) {
    $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

    replacing what I used to have:

    <?php query_posts('category_name=Blog&showposts=10'); ?>

    It was all explained in this post in the forum:

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