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Pagination and Removing Categories in WordPress

October 13th, 2015 by Edward

Quite often I need to create a new WordPress query – but this can mess up the pagination – so that if you press to go to previous posts it shows the same darn posts again.

Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to solve.

I find that I nearly always need to exclude categories from my query so I am adding that in as well.

Here’s the standard code from index.php file int he 2013 template:

<?php if ( have_posts() ) : ?>
<?php /* The loop */ ?>
<?php while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>
<?php get_template_part( 'content', get_post_format() ); ?>
<?php endwhile; ?>

Nothing out of the ordinary there of course.

Firstly we need to add this line:

$paged = (get_query_var('paged')) ? get_query_var('paged') : 1;

$paged is set to the current page that we are looking at – so for example if you are display post 11-20 then its likely that this is page 2 if you have the number of posts per page set to 10.

Next we create a new wordpress query in array format:

$query = new WP_Query( array( 
    'posts_per_page' => 10, 
) ); 

we create a new WP_Query object called $query

  • set the number of posts_per_page to 10 in this case
  • set the categories variable to not show cat id =145 – done by setting the minus sign
  • and set the paged variable to the $paged we set up before
  • And hopefully that’s it.


Buzzing Bees make a …

October 3rd, 2015 by Edward

Recently I have been working with the hugely talented Lydia Thornley on a new website for Sarah and Dale at Bermondsey Street Bees.
dale at Bermondsey Street Bees

One of the great things about this project was the sense of intricate planning that went into the site. Not that I don’t always plan, but for this job NO deadline or project milestone was moved, let alone missed. It was such a pleasure to have all the content when I asked for it. You know how it is with some clients – ‘Please create a timeline’ and within the first week things are slipping… To quote Douglas Adams –

I love deadlines. I love the sound the make as they go whooshing past

read more Read more…


ee-web a TOP Contributor

January 23rd, 2015 by Edward

Recently I have been working on how I run my business – well, I guess we business owners are always doing that aren’t we?

I posted a question on a linkedin forum – with a mere 28,000 odd members.

Imagine my surprise when this post got LOTS of feedback – so much in fact that I became a TOP Contributor – and here’s a screen shot to prove it.
ee-web is a top contributor on LinkedIn


Writing a reference for ee-web

October 1st, 2014 by Edward

Thank you for saying you’d do a testimonial for ee-web!

You can write as much or as little as you like. I use the testimonial on various social media platforms and on my website.

Here are some starting off points – use as many or as few as you like, and feel free to add extra things.

  • How has the work done by ee-web helped your business/charity etc – eg more sales, more clients, keeping in touch, more enquiries etc
  • How have your clients/suppliers reacted to the new site
  • How did you hear about ee-web design?
  • Why did you decide to use ee-web rather than some other company?
  • How did you find working with me – speed, reliability, listening, reacting to your needs and so on
  • Are you happy with the service provided? Are there any aspects that you found particularly helpful?
  • Would you recommend ee-web and why?
  • What is your experience of the ongoing support offered?

If possible could I ask you to put it onto headed paper and email it over to me? If you don’t have headed paper just put your logo onto a word document if possible.

Some Examples
People, Peacocks and Penguins
Link Property Services
Azman Architects

And there are loads more at my Clients Page
Many thanks!


ee- web is growing

April 22nd, 2014 by Edward


ee web design is growing and needs to get some local help!

I am a freelancer, mostly with too much work! I am looking to work closely with someone in the North London area to our mutual advantage. I have always found my best work is done in teams and I want to expand mine.

Do you think it would be helpful to have more people in your network that you could share the load with – pitching, designing, building, optimising and so on and on.  If you think this might be you I’d really like to have a chat. No obligation, no pressure.

At this stage I am not talking about financial partnerships or new companies, although who knows what the future might hold?  Face to face is important in the way I work, so that’s why you need to be local(ish).

You can find out more about my philosophy by browsing around my site.

Next step. If you’d like to explore the possibilities then get in touch and we can take it from there.