Get the current WordPress page number

WordPress as you probably already know is a very powerful content publishing platform and is used by millions all over the world. It’s because of this that we have a dedicated WordPress tutorial area on this blog.

Despite all of the great things which you can do with WordPress out of the box there are a few things missing, one of which is getting the current page number. For WordPress theme designers or those who just want to add a little customization to their WordPress themes this can be a very handy feature – it lets you find out the current page number.

Finding the current page number in WordPress consists of just a single line of code so it’s super easy. And here it is.

$pageNumber = (get_query_var(‘paged’)) ? get_query_var(‘paged’) : 1;

This will get the current page number and store it into the $pageNumber variable. Then you can do whatever you like with it. Simple!