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Genesis custom loop with pagination
/* Template Name: Test */
* Genesis custom loop
function be_custom_loop() {
global $post;
// arguments, adjust as needed
$args = array(
'post_type' => 'post',
'posts_per_page' => 1,
'post_status' => 'publish',
'paged' => get_query_var( 'paged' )
Overwrite $wp_query with our new query.
The only reason we're doing this is so the pagination functions work,
since they use $wp_query. If pagination wasn't an issue,
global $wp_query;
$wp_query = new WP_Query( $args );
if ( have_posts() ) :
echo '<ul>';
while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();
echo '<li>' . get_the_title() . '</li>';
echo '</ul>';
do_action( 'genesis_after_endwhile' );
add_action( 'genesis_loop', 'be_custom_loop' );
remove_action( 'genesis_loop', 'genesis_do_loop' );

Thanks Bill :)

Thank you Bill!


I'm using this snippet in local dev environment with 15 posts on custom post type. Posts per page set to 5.
First page fine. second page fine. Third and final page - 404 error.
Are there any other consideratios I might need for fixing pagination?

poblabs commented Aug 10, 2014

It may help someone out there, but on line 13 I made a change on my site for it to use the options set in WordPress Settings > Reading > Blog Pages Show at Most. This way you can update the settings, and have it reflect without changing the code.

'posts_per_page' => get_option('posts_per_page'),

Thank you! I was having trouble with this.

this one finally worked ... thanks!

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