post_per_page for the index page... (3 posts)

  1. tcervo
    Posted 12 years ago #

    This may seem like a silly question, but how do I get the post_per_page working?
    In my admin screen, under Options, I have post_per_page set to 5. Next to that option it states "How many posts/days to show on the index page."
    However, I currently have 6 posts showing up on my index page. (It's a new blog, so I only have 6 posts so far.)
    What's the trick to getting the "5" working that I set in the Options page?

  2. Laughinglizard
    Posted 12 years ago #

    You should not have to mess with anything to get the posts per page to work. You could type in something like
    echo "posts_per_page = ".$posts_per_page;
    somewhere inside your blog.header.php and it will tell you the value it should be using. It is stored in the database and retrieved by blog.header.php

  3. tcervo
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Ok, posts_per_page is now working properly, but at the expense of filtering out a category. (I could have sworn I posted this already, but perhaps my lack of sleep is causing me to hallucinate, or I posted it in some random topic by mistake...)
    Anyway, when I remove the following:
    if (empty($cat))
    $cat = -14;
    from near the top of my template (just after $blog = 1;), posts_per_page works like a champ...but I'll now get unwanted posts every time I add something to the About page (category 14.)
    Does anyone know why setting $cat to -14 (thus filtering out that category) would cause posts_per_page to stop working? Doesn't make sense to me...

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