I'm working with custom post type, that I want to paginate, here's part of code, initializing custom post type:

$args = array(
        'labels'             => $labels,
        'public'             => false,
        'publicly_queryable' => true,
        'show_ui'            => true,
        'show_in_menu'       => true,
        'query_var'          => true,
        'capability_type'    => 'post',
        'has_archive'        => true,
        'hierarchical'       => false,
        'menu_position'      => null,
        'supports'           => array('title', 'page-attributes')

    register_post_type( 'article', $args );

So, when url is /article I see first page of posts and there's no problem. paginate_links() function creates link to the second page /article/page/2, but it doesn't work - I have 404 error. This topic describes absolutely the same problem, but solution by Mark doesn't work for me. If I add 'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'artone') for example, url /article doesn't work at all, only /artone.

As I understand, method of printing my articles doesn't matter. When I search something about this problem, I can see only advices about query_posts, WP_query and so on. But is_archive() becomes false and is_404() becomes true even before header.php, so I don't know, where the problem can be, maybe something in functions.php.

Also, even if I set default permalinks ?p=123 url /?paged=2&post_type=article doesn't work!

P.S. I don't forget flushing rewrite rules

  • @PieterGoosen what do you mean? I've said, that it doesn't matter, I can even not display posts at all and problem will exist. Or I'm wrong?
    – lenden
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:32
  • Sorry, I slightly misread the question. Did you hook your code to init? Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:36
  • @PieterGoosen do you mean post_type creation? of course, it works, there is also $labels and so on
    – lenden
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:37

1 Answer 1


1.Login as the admin in WordPress.

2.Go to the Settings tab.

3.Go to the Reading tab.

4.Change the Blog pages show at most from the default 10 to any number *less than 10. For example, 5.

5.Save the changes.

6.View the blog.

Hope that helps.

  • Perfect! I've totally forgot about default posts_per_page, I think I should change it in some hook or set in interface. Thank you very much!
    – lenden
    Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:50
  • @lenden if this worked, then you are using a custom query of some kind. Commented Jul 21, 2015 at 12:52

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