I want certain widgets to not appear on page 1 of a paginated post, but appear on all other pages (page 2, 3 .. so on), and some other widgets to appear on only appear on page 1 and not the rest of the paginated pages.

I installed a plugin that lets you execute php in widgets, and then tried the following conditions in my widget:

  1. This didn't work:

    $paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;
    if(1 != $paged)
  2. This didn't work either:

  3. This didn't too:


I then installed the plugin "widget logic" and tried the condition is_paged() but that didn't work either.

That function is not global certainly.

Can anyone suggest how should I go about it?

  • The codex page for is_paged explains why it doesn't work in your case. page is the query var on paginated posts, paged is the query var on archive pages.
    – Milo
    Jan 19 '16 at 19:17
  • @Milo, I see, but I tried if(is_page()) condition and that didn't work either.
    – gxtj
    Jan 19 '16 at 19:39
  • the page query var was in reference to your first code snippet. is_page is for detecting the page post type.
    – Milo
    Jan 19 '16 at 19:40
  • @Milo Thanks! That worked like a charm. $paged = (get_query_var('page')) ? get_query_var('page') : 1; if(1 != $paged) Please make it an answer.
    – gxtj
    Jan 19 '16 at 21:50

As per the last comment, this is the correct answer:

$paged = get_query_var( 'page', 1 );
if(1 != $paged) ...

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