WP 3.2.1

Changing the max number of posts to show on each page via Settings->Reading isn't working. Could this reported bug be the culprit?

  • can you post your code?....
    – Sagive
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 2:50
  • Can't, NDA. That said, the blog loop is largely stock. Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 3:01
  • you probably use some custom theme with a function that override this . it can be nulled in many ways . to test if this is the case, switch to default theme and see if it works .
    – krembo99
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 12:56
  • @krembo99 is probebly right... thats why without changing the theme code itself (we need to see it) it wont work.. the inTheme definition over-rules the wordpress backend
    – Sagive
    Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 13:27
  • Unfortunately, the custom theme is the only theme installed. I also came onto this project late, and don't have the authority to do what you suggest. It's not my project, per se. I'm just a subcontractor. Commented Jan 19, 2012 at 14:49

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If it doesn't work then there must be some problem or overwrite in your custom theme,

add this code in your index.php or where ever you want to show the custom number of posts,

query_posts( $query_string . '&posts_per_page=1' );

change '1' to any number you want

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    this will work, but it is quite dangerous for someone who does not know his theme - it can change other queries that depends on that ...
    – krembo99
    Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 18:35
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    this isn't dangerous :) go ahead and give a try :) Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 18:51
  • I agree with Krembo99 - although , like he pointed out - it WILL work - is some situations a global blanket change like this can also change other features - especially on more complicated themes.
    – user13279
    Commented Jan 22, 2012 at 2:49
  • for standard-loops in normal archive template files it's a great solution. Commented Apr 11, 2012 at 14:53

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