[Resolved] SEO and pagination with WP Show Posts

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  • #1010486
    Grant

    Hello,

    Some of my queries may be answered here: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/wpshowposts-creates-seo-isues/ so feel free to amalgamate the posts as you see fit.

    I am using WP Show Posts as a layout page. The content deals with cultural practices in South Africa and there is a brief textual description at the top of the page, following which posts in a particular sub-category are shown.

    My questions are:

    • Will the content on this page be indexed and made available in search results? If so, what is made indexed? I am displaying H2 heading and excerpts.
    • Do GP Premium and WP Show Posts (free) paginate in different ways? I checked pagination, chose to display 10 posts (but had 16) and the pagination did not work / show up. So, I subsequently set it to display 20 posts.

    Thanks,

    Grant

    #1010530
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    WP Show Posts is designed to add post lists as content any where in your site, and as such those pages will be indexed as any regular page would. Google will see them as list of articles and links.

    You need to set the Posts per Page in each of the WPSP lists you create.

    #1010748
    Grant

    Thanks for the info on indexing, David.

    With regards to the posts, I have 16 posts to show on this page. If I set the Posts per Page to 10: https://imgur.com/liOhA1s and check Pagination, only 10 show and I don’t see any pagination, i.e. I can’t click to Page 2 to access the remaining 16 posts.

    #1010752
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Can you link me to the page where that WPSP list is displayed?

    #1010759
    Grant

    Sure, here you go: http://bit.ly/2mgRLV3

    Currently set to show 10 posts with Pagination enabled.

    #1010767
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Just to test something, can you reduce the posts to display down to 5

    #1010853
    Grant

    Sure, I have now done that.

    #1010950
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    hmmm … so if Pagination is set and its not displaying then something is breaking that function.

    Can you create a test page without any of the other widgets / functions attached eg. search… ?

    #1011010
    Grant

    Hmmm, seems to work: http://bit.ly/2lXgSMm

    #1011325
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Ok, so it means something else loading on your posts is conflicting. Can you try disabling the plugins or other functions you’re using on your single posts to see what is conflicting.

    #1011367
    Grant

    Ok, thanks for your help. We’ll de-activate some plugins and see what is causing the problem.

    #1011369
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support
    #1011457
    Grant

    Hi David,

    1. I de-activated all plugins except GP Premium and WP Show Posts.
    2. I checked Pagination and set WP Show Posts to show 10 of the 16 posts, i.e. to force the pagination
    3. It still didn’t work – i.e. pagination didn’t work. Tried it on another test post and it didn’t work either.

      So, on my site, it works on pages but not on posts. You may want to explore further but I am just going to show all posts for the time being.

    #1011851
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Just to confirm, the same list with the same settings has pagination on pages, but not posts?

    Let me know and I’ll do some testing 🙂

    Thanks!

    #1011961
    Grant

    Hi Tom,

    Yes, I’m using the same shortcode on a page and a post so same list and same settings. Pagination works on the page but not the post.

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