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How to show Page Numbers in WordPress footer navigation?


Most of the WordPress themes show “Previous Post” and “Next Post” to navigate through the blog posts at the footer as WordPress does not have any built-in function on page numbering. But page numbers instead of next and previous links let users to navigate quicker (jump between the pages) easily. Here is an article on page number plugins and how to use them.

Plugins I use to show WordPress Page Numbers

How to use plugins to show Page Numbers

All the above mentioned plugins are very easy to use. Install and activate the plugin. Then customize the plugin from Settings option. Once you have done it, you need to add a piece of code at footer.php file. You can access the file via Dashboard > Appearance > Editor, replace next_posts_link() and previous_posts_link() with the following code and save the changes clicking Update File button.

For WP Page Numbers

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<?php if(function_exists('wp_page_numbers')) { wp_page_numbers(); } ?>

For WP-PageNavi

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<?php if(function_exists('wp_pagenavi')) { wp_pagenavi(); } ?>

For WP Paging

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<?php if(function_exists('wp_paging')) { wp_paging(); } ?>

Hopefully you will add page number in your blog easily. However, you can always discuss your problem with us. Just leave a comment and we will try to find a fix for you.

By Jinnat Ul Hasan | On Saturday, July 10th, 2010 | Under How To's, Plugins | 10 Comments ยป


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