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Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart
14,142 Points

Add pagination to my WP_Query?

Hi, I'm getting lost in this and cannot get it to work hence resorting to asking for your kind help if you can.

I have a Query as below:

function myVotes($userID,$returnCount) {

$args = array (
    'post_type'              => 'vote',
    'posts_per_page'         => $returnCount,
    'meta_key'               => 'end_order_full_date',
    'orderby'                => 'meta_value_num',
    'order'                  => 'DESC',
    'meta_query'             => array(
            'key'       => 'status',
            'value'     => 'Completed'
            'key'       => 'voters_id',
            'value'     => $userID

$query = new WP_Query( $args );

   return $query;

This successfully gets the information in the format I would like (I am passing a return count of 3 as I would like to show three posts with pagination underneath to reach the rest). And this code brings back the information I need but am not sure as to how to change/add to this code to get pagination working?

My loop is as follows:

    $myVotes = myVotes($userID,3);

if ($myVotes->have_posts()) : while ($myVotes->have_posts()) : $myVotes->the_post();


endwhile; else :
        echo '<div id="error_main">';
        echo "You have not placed any votes.";
        echo '</div>';

} else {
    wp_redirect( home_url() );

So as you have probably worked out, I have a custom page template using the above loop and am hoping to list just three post titles/other info with pagination underneath the three to show three more....etc.

Thanks in advance for your help!

2 Answers

Gary Stewart
Gary Stewart
14,142 Points

Can anyone help!? Really struggling to get it working :(

I've only just started looking into something similar myself, I've found seeting "Blog pages show at most" in Settings > Reading and adding the type of pagination navigation you want which can be fouhd: