Finally got pagination to work with the below code, but now the pagination links to /videos/page/2/, which doesn't exist. How do I get page 2 to work?

$temp = $wp_query;
$wp_query= null;
$wp_query = new WP_Query();

while ($wp_query->have_posts()) : $wp_query->the_post();
  //display stuff

php  wp_pagenavi();
  • I wouldn't recommend overriding the main query like that, have you considered using pre_get_posts? Then you can use the built in pagination code rather than writing your own, and you can simplify down to a standard post loop – Tom J Nowell Feb 7 '16 at 13:32
  • Also, WordPress provides a standard archive page for post types, so you should already have a post archive at /videos/ that will load archive-videos.php, that requires no messing around with queries – Tom J Nowell Feb 7 '16 at 13:33

Found the answer:

After a looong day debugging thru wordpress core, I managed to solve this issue.

Basicly, you CANT have a PAGE and a CUSTOM POST TYPE with the same name. If you do, the permalink rewrite rules will get confused and trigger a 404.

A very simple solution I'm using is: The page that lists the custom post types is called in plural (eg. products) and the actual post type name is in singular (eg. product). So they dont conflict and it's all fine.

Done Done! Hope this will save people's time.

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  • 6
    I guess, not just custom post, you can't have a post and a page with the same name as well. – Rutwick Gangurde Mar 6 '12 at 3:53

After a long time I found a solution for this issue (thanks to franzblog).

If you are using version 4.2 or higher, you need to add the following lines in your functions.php file:

add_filter( 'redirect_canonical', 'custom_disable_redirect_canonical' );
function custom_disable_redirect_canonical( $redirect_url ) {
    if ( is_paged() && is_singular() ) $redirect_url = false; 
    return $redirect_url; 

Everything is working fine now!

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you CANT have a PAGE and a CUSTOM POST TYPE with the same name

Maybe tree years ago it was impossible, but now you CAN.

First, add this lines to $args into your post type:

'has_archive' => false,
'rewrite'     => array(
                 'slug'       => 'your slug', // if you need slug
                 'with_front' => false,

Second, in functions.php add action:

add_action('init', 'custom_rewrite_basic');
function custom_rewrite_basic() {
    global $wp_post_types;
    foreach ($wp_post_types as $wp_post_type) {
        if ($wp_post_type->_builtin) continue;
        if (!$wp_post_type->has_archive && isset($wp_post_type->rewrite) && isset($wp_post_type->rewrite['with_front']) && !$wp_post_type->rewrite['with_front']) {
            $slug = (isset($wp_post_type->rewrite['slug']) ? $wp_post_type->rewrite['slug'] : $wp_post_type->name);
            $page = get_page_by_slug($slug);
            if ($page) add_rewrite_rule('^' .$slug .'/page/([0-9]+)/?', 'index.php?page_id=' .$page->ID .'&paged=$matches[1]', 'top');

function get_page_by_slug($page_slug, $output = OBJECT, $post_type = 'page' ) {
    global $wpdb;

    $page = $wpdb->get_var( $wpdb->prepare( "SELECT ID FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_name = %s AND post_type= %s AND post_status = 'publish'", $page_slug, $post_type ) );

    return ($page ? get_post($page, $output) : NULL);

Don't forget to flush rules in dashboard.

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