I want to display some text on the last page that isn't displayed on the other pages.

For example, on category pages: url.com/category/categoryname/page/6

or last page of all posts listed on the homepage: url.com/page/9

How do I check if I'm on the last page?

Thanks in advance.


The WP_Query object contains a max_num_pages field which contains how many pages of posts there are. You can compare the current page number with it. (This is how get_next_posts_link() does it.)

global $wp_query;
$current_page = $wp_query->get( 'paged' );
if ( ! $current_page ) {
    $current_page = 1;
if ( $current_page == $wp_query->max_num_pages ) {
    // You are on the last page
  • 1
    Thanks for your help - I ended up using: <?php if ( $wp_query->max_num_pages == get_query_var('paged') ) : ?> <div>TEXT</div><?php endif; ?>
    – user7880
    Aug 17 '11 at 18:06

In short: If you want to learn more about pagination, I've written a Plugin for that.

In detail: You can take a look at the global $paged; global. But best would be to digg into the plugin code i linked and look at the render() function.

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