I have the following query, what it does is get a list of "Books" (custom post type). This list is displayed on a page which also has a small form with a dropdown populated with the terms of "Editors" (custom taxonomy). When a user chooses an "Editor", it reloads the page and the query returns the corresponding "Books".

// Taxonomy query
$tax_query = array('relation' => 'AND');
if($_POST['editor']) array_push($tax_query,array('taxonomy' => 't_editor','terms' => array($_POST['editor']),'field' => 'slug'));

// Pagination
if($_POST['reset_pagination'] || !get_query_var('paged')){
    $paged = 1;
}else if (get_query_var('paged')) {
    $paged = get_query_var('paged');

// Query
$myquery = array(
    'post_status' => 'publish',
    'post_type' => 'books',
    'orderby' => 'title',
    'order' => 'ASC',
    'tax_query' => $tax_query,
    'paged' => $paged

As there are many many "Books", I use pagination.

Now, the problem. Lets say I'm on the general list (non-filtered by "Editor"), I have 200 results, with a pagination of ten per page. Let's say I browse until page 8. Then, if I decide to filter my choice by "Editor", the page reloads and displays only those results. The problem is that as I was on page 8, my URL has /page/8/ attached to it.

I found how to reset "paged" to 1 after a filtering has been made (with a hidden "reset_pagination" field on the form), it works and I have the results of page 1 after a filtering, BUT in the URL the pagination (/page/8/) remains.

How can I remove "/page/x/" from the URL ?

Edit : Here's the code for the form

<form action="" method="post" id="filter">
        <?php include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/includes/forms/filter_editors.php'); ?>
        <input type="hidden" name="reset_pagination" value="1"/>
        <input type="submit" class="submit" value="<?php _e('Ok'); ?>" />

  • Can you add the code for the form that contains the "Editor" dropdown? I suspect you just need to set the action parameter of the form: make it submit to the URL without the /page/x/, and it will show the first page. If you don't specify an action parameter, it will submit back to the same URL.
    – Jan Fabry
    May 6 '11 at 9:06
  • I posted the form code. You're right, my "action" has no value.
    – mike23
    May 6 '11 at 9:53

Your form will post back to the URL specified in the action parameter, or to the same URL if you don't specify it. You start at /books/page/8/, so if your action parameter is empty, the resulting URL will also be /books/page/8/. Just fill in the action parameter with /books/, and it should work.

  • Thanks Jan it works, I ended up putting action = "<?php bloginfo('home'); ?>/books/"
    – mike23
    May 6 '11 at 10:19
  • Thanks @Jan i have to go back to html school. Mar 10 '19 at 19:04

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