Pagination for Posts on Custom Page Template (2 posts)

  1. Havenjay
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have successfully managed to direct posts from particular categories to specific pages. However, I intend to write long excerpts in these posts, and I would like to be able to split them up, preferably through pagination. I have read that it's not possible to do on Pages, but many of those posts are dated 6+ years ago.

    Ideally, I would like to be able to have multiple posts from multiple categories on one page (which I already have), with each post being able to be split up into multiple pages. One, is this possible? Two, how can I rewrite my code to do it?

    Here is my current code for the custom page template:

    I am not a very savvy coder, so I am sure there is a better way to write what I have. I'm assuming I am not writing the code properly, or have something in my current code that is stopping me from effectively using pagination. (I would prefer not to use a plugin, if possible.)

    Does anyone have any fixes that might work for me?

  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It is fairly easy to show just an excerpt of each Post with a 'Read More' link to bring up the entire content.

    First, change this:


    to this:

    function new_excerpt_more($more) {
           global $post;
    	return '<a href="'. get_permalink($post->ID) . '">Read the Rest...</a>';
    add_filter('excerpt_more', 'new_excerpt_more');

    and replace this:

    <?php the_content('<p class="serif">Read the rest of this entry &raquo;</p>'); ?>

    with this:

    <?php the_excerpt(); ?>

    Breaking each Post up into individual pages will require editing each post to insert the breaks and possibly modifying the single.php template.

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