WordPress: How to change the number of posts displayed

You can change the number of posts displayed on the homepage and archives by going to the Settings > Reading section of your blog’s dashboard. As shown below:

NOTE: Don’t go too crazy with this setting. If you display a large amount of posts on your homepage it will slow your site down. We recommend anything between 4 and 10 normally.

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  1. Sarah Grimwood

    Hi 🙂 I currently have this setting at 5 posts to show on my homepage. However, I have a category page that’s in grid format and I’d like this to show more than 5 posts – how do I have a different number of posts shown here to what’s on the homepage?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Sarah, if you install this plugin it will add an extra option at the bottom of ‘Settings > Reading’ so that you can control the number of posts on categories/archives 🙂

      1. Lindsay

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