Add paging navigation for WordPress using WP-PageNavi

Adds a more advanced paging navigation interface. Want to replace the old ← Older posts | Newer posts → links with some page links? This plugin provides the wp_pagenavi() template tag which generates fancy pagination links.


In your theme, you need to find calls to next_posts_link() and previous_posts_link() and replace them.

In the Twentyten theme, it looks like this:

<div class="nav-previous"><?php next_posts_link( __( '<span class="meta-nav">&larr;</span> Older posts', 'twentyten' ) ); ?></div>
<div class="nav-next"><?php previous_posts_link( __( 'Newer posts <span class="meta-nav">&rarr;</span>', 'twentyten' ) ); ?></div>

You would replace those two lines with this:

<?php wp_pagenavi(); ?>

For multipart pages, you would look for code like this:

<?php wp_link_pages( ... ); ?>

and replace it with this:

<?php wp_pagenavi( array( 'type' => 'multipart' ) ); ?>

Go to WP-Admin -> Settings -> PageNavi for configuration.

Changing the CSS

If you need to configure the CSS style of WP-PageNavi, you can copy the pagenavi-css.css file from the plugin directory to your theme’s directory and make your modifications there. This way, you won’t lose your changes when you update the plugin.

Alternatively, you can uncheck the “Use pagenavi.css?” option from the settings page and add the styles to your theme’s style.css file directly.

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Vivek Vengala

Vivek Vengala is a Online Entrepreneur, Web Developer from Hyderabad India.