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Number of search results

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  • #8919
    J. Weidlein

    How can I set the number of search results to something more than 10? I was able to do this with the previous release of Jumpstart by setting ‘posts_per_page’ just before entering the loop in a child copy of search.php, but this no longer works. The number of posts per page defined in the dashboard -> settings -> reading also has no affect. What is the best way to do this?

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  • #8937
    Jason Bobich


    The theme does not modify anything in this regard, I don’t believe. Unless you have something changing this default WordPress querying, this should be corresponding to the option:

    Settings > Reading > Blog pages show at most

    In order to change the posts per page specifically for search results, you’d want to hook onto pre_get_posts.

    This could look something like this:

    function my_pre_get_posts( $q ) {
    	if( $q->is_main_query() && $q->is_search )
    		$q->set( 'posts_per_page', 5 );
    add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_pre_get_posts' );

    Note: Untested! Just spitballing. 😉

    J. Weidlein

    thanks Jason – duh, I just realized it was the search plugin I was testing that was overriding what I was doing!

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