How do I add nice pagination?

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Inside your functions.php file, add this — you can then call it easily later with wpex_pagination()


/* Pagination */
// Numbered Pagination
if ( !function_exists( 'wpex_pagination' ) ) {
function wpex_pagination() {
$prev_arrow = is_rtl() ? '→' : '←';
$next_arrow = is_rtl() ? '←' : '→';
global $wp_query;
$total = $wp_query->max_num_pages;
$big = 999999999; // need an unlikely integer
if( $total > 1 ) {
if( !$current_page = get_query_var('paged') )
$current_page = 1;
if( get_option('permalink_structure') ) {
$format = 'page/%#%/';
} else {
$format = '&paged=%#%';
}
echo paginate_links(array(
'base' => str_replace( $big, '%#%', esc_url( get_pagenum_link( $big ) ) ),
'format' => $format,
'current' => max( 1, get_query_var('paged') ),
'total' => $total,
'mid_size' => 3,
'type' => 'list',
'prev_text' => $prev_arrow,
'next_text' => $next_arrow,
) );
}
}
}


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