If you are having some trouble with Joomla`s Pagenavigation plugin not working on your Joomla 2.5 site it is most likely your Template that has not been update. The best to do would be to wait for an updated version of your template to use on Joomla 2.5 or you could update your template as shown below.


Navigate to and open:


Find these lines:

Add these lines after the lines mentioned above:

Then find this line on the bottom of the file:

<?php echo $this->item->text; ?>

Add these lines above that line:

Then find this line at the bottom of the file:

<?php echo $this->item->event->afterDisplayContent; ?>

Check to make sure there are no other lines around it talking about pagenavigation or pagination.

Then add these line above the afterDisplayContent line.

You should now be able to see the navigation and you should be able to set it to display on top or below the content.

How To: Joomla 2.5 Pagenavigation not showing problem and fix
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16 thoughts on “How To: Joomla 2.5 Pagenavigation not showing problem and fix

  • Thanks, it solved my problem as the template I use doesn’t have page navigation. Thank you very much!

  • Thanks for your short effective and detailed article to solve my template problem.
    Pagenavigation works fine now!

    1. Glad I could help you fix pagenavigation on your Joomla Template! let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

  • Thank you for your article, but I can’t find those code lines in my default.php file (I have a template created with artisteer 4 and it shows just two articles per page without page navigation. Any idea?

    1. Hi Merovingio,

      Glad you found my post about Pagenavigation not showing in Joomla!

      I would not be able to know where that line should go without seeing the theme files, I would suggest trying to place some code at different positions until you get it exactly where you want it.


  • I am trying to activate the page navigation for my category of “Past Shows” so that you can navigate from one past show to the next (see it under “History” – “Past Shows” and then click on a past show link. I can’t seem to figure out how to activate it (I am new to joomla).

    We just updated our site to Joomla 2.5 using the Artisteer 3.1 template (designed for Joomla 2.5).

    I’m thinking I just don’t know how to activate it correctly, but I have it turned “on” and turned navigation on in a few articles, but nothing is displaying. Help appreciated!

    1. Gala, I am glad you found my post on Joomla 2.5 Pagenavigation not showing.

      I am sorry but I do not fully understand your problem?

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      1. Hi Mang! I am glad you enjoy my blog! I am hosting this on my own VPS server – so if you have the skills and time to setup your own server that would be the way to go – if not I can provide you with a link to my own hosting! Peace

    3. I need the details about how to itragtene magento and blog.while using extension it asked change site address.if i change it affect blog and its admin.i cant login into admin.can anyone guide?

      1. Hi Darinka – this post is more about Pagenavigation for Joomla not Magento – what are you using for the blog? Would you like to integrate Magento into a Joomla blog?