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I've a custom page template where I want to query 2 posts from a post type and 1 post from another post type. I have it set up like this:

$paged = get_query_var('paged') ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

$articles = get_posts(array(
  'post_type' => 'articles',
  'numberposts' => 1,
  'posts_per_page' => 1,
  'paged' => $paged
));

$news = get_posts(array(
  'post_type' => 'news',
  'numberposts' => 2,
  'posts_per_page' => 2,
  'paged' => $paged
));

$all_posts = array_merge($articles, $news);

Then I do the loop:

<? foreach ($all_posts as $post): setup_postdata($post) ?>
  <? get_template_part('content') ?>
<? endforeach ?>

And finally I add pagination. I tried WP-PageNavi as well as regular WordPress functions.

wp_pagenavi();
next_posts_link();
previous_posts_link();

When I go to the page I can see 3 posts as expected (1 article, 2 news) but there is no pagination. If I manually navigate to /page/2, /page/3, etc. it seems to work and show the next 3 posts but only the previous_posts_link shows up, not the next_posts_link or PageNavi.

The real world example is slightly more complicated and query_posts or WP_Query are not an option.

How to get pagination working properly?

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pagination functions operate on the global $wp_query, WordPress has no knowledge of your custom queries and how many pages should exist, and wp_pagenavi needs a query object to read the max_num_pages. I think you'll have to build your own pagination from scratch based on the total number of posts available within each distinct query by querying via WP_Query to know how many posts are available to each query regardless of page. –  Milo Mar 21 '13 at 15:48
    
Why does page/2 page/3 work then... –  elclanrs Mar 21 '13 at 20:43
    
because adding a page number causes the global paged var to contain that number. the previous_posts_link function simply subtracts 1 from the value of paged. but the default query has no pages, which is why you never see a next_posts_link. –  Milo Mar 21 '13 at 21:22
    
@Milo. That's starting to make sense... –  elclanrs Mar 21 '13 at 21:42
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Your $paged variable on the first is set in the main query. And there is just one page, because it is a page. The get_posts() calls don't affect that. So the number of all available pages is never higher than the current page, and you cannot get a next page link.

Solution: filter pre_get_posts and set your post types here.

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pre_get_posts doesn't work for me in page templates. I tried the simplest example with The Loop in page-mypage.php and then if (is_page('mypage')) { $query->set('post-type', array('articles','news')); } and it doesn't work. –  elclanrs Mar 21 '13 at 21:50
    
This is similar to my problem but there's no asnwer stackoverflow.com/questions/15015316/… –  elclanrs Mar 21 '13 at 21:54
    
Also found this which is similar as well wpaustralia.org/topic/pre_get_posts-and-is_front_page. So I'm guessing checking for is_page doesn't work in pre_get_posts so I'm doing this $query->get('pagename') == 'mypage' and then set the query but still doesn't work. –  elclanrs Mar 21 '13 at 21:58
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You simply need to add the following line:

<?php query_posts('post_type=post&paged='. get_query_var('paged')); ?>

just before your get_posts() loop starts.

Full article here

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query_posts should never be used, as @toscho suggested, pre_get_posts should be used. –  Pieter Goosen Jul 15 at 15:08
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