I've had a problem with this for quite some time now and cannot for the life of me figure it out. I am using Multi-site and not sure if that has anything to do with it or not, so keep that in mind.


When clicking on tags on a post or custom post type, I only get the default post count set by WP which is 10 posts as results. Pagination shows at the bottom for next post and older posts, but when I click on either link, page 2 is not found and it sends me to 404 page. There is a mix of regular posts and then custom posts types that should be showing, but regardless the post type, it only shows 10 even though there are hundreds.

At first I was using the Twentyten way of showings tags which was using get_template_part() and redirecting to a loop.php page. I have sense eliminated that process and created my own tag.php page and use the default wordpress loop to query for posts.

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

However I had to use this bit of code to query for all posts types and not just the regular ones.

global $wp_query;
$args = array_merge( $wp_query->query, array( 'post_type' => array('post, cool_tools, tribe_events') ) );
query_posts( $args );

My pagination code for the page reads :

<div id="nav-below" class="navigation">
    <div class="nav-previous"><?php next_posts_link( __( '<span class="meta-nav">&larr;</span> Older posts', 'twentyten' ) ); ?></div>
    <div class="nav-next"><?php previous_posts_link( __( 'Newer posts <span class="meta-nav">&rarr;</span>', 'twentyten' ) ); ?></div>
</div><!-- #nav-below -->

The url to the missing page is:


Can anyone tell me why WP wont find any more tags?


As per Chip's example, here is how I have it setup now.

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

$args = array(
    'post_type' => 'post',
    'tag_slug__and' => $tagname,
    'paged' => $paged

$query = new WP_Query($args);

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

Yet when I click newer posts at the bottom, it still takes me to a 404 page and no page 2 found for tags.


2 Answers 2


The problem is query_posts(). It is stomping on the default query, and killing your pagination. Don't use query_posts(). Filter $wp_query at pre_get_posts instead:

function wpse123674_pre_get_posts( $query ) {
    // Only modify the main query on the tag archive index
    if ( $query->is_main_query && $query->is_tag() ) {
        $query->set( 'post_type', array('post, cool_tools, tribe_events') );
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpse123674_pre_get_posts' );

This belongs in functions.php. In your template file, simply remove all references to any query modification.


I also advise, to click "PERMALINKS --> SAVE" once again, to reflush cache.


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