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My category.php lists articles on the first page, and on the bottom I have a pager.

When I click page 2, the index.php page is loaded and the url looks like this: http:// www.mysite.com/some-category/page/2.

Why isn't category.php page loaded when URL has /page/2/ ?

My permalink structure looks like this: /%category%/%postname%/

If it helps to see the code, here it is:

 * Template Name: Article List - Category
 * Displays articles from magazine
 * @package WordPress
 * @subpackage Norwegian_Fashion
 * @since Norwegian Fashion 1.0


  // Get current page. Is used for pagination.
  $page = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

  <div id="mainArea">
    <div id="articleList">
        <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
            <div class="photo">
                <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"> <?php the_related_image_scaled('h=180') ?> </a>

            <div class="info">
              <span class="date"><?php the_date(); ?></span> | by <span class="byline"><?php the_custom_author(); ?></span>
              <header> <h1><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h1></header> 
              <div class="intro"><?php the_intro('num_words=25'); ?></div>
              <div id="post_metadata">  
                <div class="keywords"> <?php the_tags('Keywords: ', ','); ?> </div>
              <div class="commentsCount"><?php comments_number('no comments','1 comment','% comments'); ?></div>       
        <?php endwhile; ?>
        { wp_pagenavi(); } ?>

    <div id="sidebar">
        <?php //dynamic_sidebar( 'frontpage' ); ?>
  <?php get_footer(); ?>
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we'd probably need to see the code from the whole file. That url looks right to me for getting you page 2 so I figure something else must be screwing it up. Paste the code into your question please. – curtismchale Nov 11 '10 at 15:17
Does the page work correctly if you use one of the provided permalink structures? – t31os Nov 11 '10 at 15:42
@curtismchale - code added – Steven Nov 11 '10 at 16:11
Are you using a category base in permalinks? If not, using one would probably solve this. – hakre Nov 12 '10 at 0:47
@hakre: I have written in my question, my permalink setup. – Steven Nov 12 '10 at 9:13

Correct me if I'm wrong.

I guess you use that code to custom display a category.

If that's the case, right before this code:

<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

You will need to add query_posts():

<?php query_posts('cat={categoryID}&paged=' . $page); ?>
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If category.php has been loaded as the template file, it means is_category() should return true, and this implies the search is already limited to the given category. – Jan Fabry Nov 12 '10 at 7:12
As Jan points out, /some-category/ is a category. The category will always be in the URL. – Steven Nov 12 '10 at 9:09
since this is the category template, I'm guessing that WP "see's" that /category-name/ is a category and thus I do not have to figure out what cat ID it is. Henche I should not need to use query_posts. – Steven Nov 21 '10 at 15:58
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I found he answer.

The problem was that my URL looked like this: www.mysite.com/wp-category/.
This was wrong.

The right way was this: www.mysite.com/category/wp-category/.
Now it works.

I thought that since I was using the following permalink: /%category%/%postname%/, did not need the extra /category/ in my URL. But now I know.

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I think there is actually an issue with your loop. Try using this one below (with the content setup as you need).

<?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

        <?php // Individual Post Styling ?>

    <?php endwhile; ?>

        <?php // paged navigation - next post, previous post... ?>

    <?php else : ?>

    <h3>Ooops looks like there was an issue. Please <a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/contact" title="Contact Us">get in touch</a> with us and we'll get the problem fixed.</h3>

<?php endif; ?>
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This did not help. The reson is that when I click 2 in page list, Wordpress does not recognize that it is a category page, tehrefore it loads the frontpage, but with some weird styling. You can see it in action here: norwegianfashion.no/fashion-report – Steven Nov 12 '10 at 9:12
As hakre suggested, add a category base to your permalink structure. – t31os Nov 14 '10 at 14:55

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