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A quick question. So I have created a loop in a new file called sidebar-extra.php which I include via the header.php into my single.php file.

Problem: when I go to a post (single.php), I can't see this navigation, while I can see it on my homepage, where I also include sidebar-extra.php

<ul class="pagination">
        <li class="page-item"><?php previous_posts_link('&laquo; Previous posts') ?></li>
        <li class="page-item"><?php next_posts_link('Next posts &raquo;') ?></li>
    </ul>

Is there a way I can make sure that my sidebar-extra.php is showing the post navigation everywhere, including on single.php?

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You’re using previous_posts_link (and next_posts_link) function in your code.

This function prints a link to the previous set of posts within the current query. So they are meant for posts archives.

But if you’re on single page/post, so there is only one post in the query - the one that is shown. So these links won’t be available.

When seeing a single post, you should be using previous_post_link instead (singular post and not posts).

  • I don't think that this will solve my issue. I mean, the sidebar has a list of posts and is being injected into single.php but also other pages. How can I make sure it will serve the navigation for all pages, regardless of whether it's single.php or something else? I mean, if I do what you tell me to do, I don't get the navigation in my sidebar area when I am entering single.php, still. – Siyah May 28 at 9:55

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