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How to Add Page-Pagination Functionality in WordPress Without a Plugin

How to Add Page-Pagination Functionality in WordPress Without a Plugin

WP-PageNavi is definitely one of the most popular WordPress plugins and in fact, it is very useful. But did you know that since version 2.1, WordPress had a built-in function called paginate_links(), which can be used to create to paginate your blog without using any plugin? Today, let’s see how to use this handy function to create pagination for your WordPress blog.

global $wp_query;
$total = $wp_query->max_num_pages;
// only bother with the rest if we have more than 1 page!
if ( $total > 1 )  {
     // get the current page
     if ( !$current_page = get_query_var('paged') )
          $current_page = 1;
     // structure of "format" depends on whether we're using pretty permalinks
     $format = empty( get_option('permalink_structure') ) ? '&page=%#%' : 'page/%#%/';
     echo paginate_links(array(
          'base' => get_pagenum_link(1) . '%_%',
          'format' => $format,
          'current' => $current_page,
          'total' => $total,
          'mid_size' => 4,
          'type' => 'list'
     ));
}

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