In our previous WordPress tutorial, we have explained how to add post pagination in WordPress without plugins. However, if you are uncomfortable doing that manually, then the same can be done using WordPress plugins. There are many free plugins available that can automatically paginate posts by inserting the <!–nextpage–> tag into WordPress posts, pages, or custom post type content.
We have spent enough time in searching the best plugin for you that will help you to add post pagination in WordPress easily. All the latest, updated and compatible Plugins with the latest version of WordPress have been included in this list.
- Default WordPress Pagination
WordPress has a default function for pagination like Older posts and Newer Posts. It comes with an advanced function of paginate: <?php echo paginate_links( $args ); ?>
The above code can be used to design the simple pagination such as Previous, Next and 1,2,3,4 etc. You can use query posts and make use of this function to get the desired result. However, if you don’t like to code too much unnecessary then use one of the below-listed plugins:
2. WP-Page Navi
Coming from the stable plugins of Lester Chen, this plugin has more than 1 million active installs. It is one of the most popular pagination plugins nowadays as it provides you with the option to either use the plugin css or use your own css.
Once you install and activate the plugin on your website, you will find the plugin settings in the Settings -> PageNavi page where you can customize the label for various portions of the text for some pages, current page text, text for first, last, previous and next page.
3. WP Paginate
WP Paginate is a great, simple and flexible pagination plugin. The plugin is compatible with the last version of WordPress. After installing and activating the plugin, you will find the settings options in the Settings -> WP-Paginate page.
The first options of the page will allow you to change the pagination label. And the next two options are for changing the previous and next page links. You can use ASCII code, HTML code or plain text for these fields.
Despite the name, Simple Pagination is not a simple plugin at all and it offers 6 styles. Once you activate the plugin, it will create a new sub-menu titled ‘Simple Pagination‘ under the ‘Settings‘ menu.
There are also options to choose the number of page links to display before or after the current page, the larger page numbers and the larger page multiple. If you receive lots of comments on your blog posts, you can enable pagination for comments too.
This has been created for sites with more number of pages. It allows one to check the last page in not more than 3 clicks takes you to 999th page. Both default and pretty permalink structure is supported using this plugin.
Simple, flexible, and a cool pagination plugin, it provides an alternative option for pagination to WordPress users. Though, it doesn’t have much to offer due its simplicity. You can still edit the css and configure it by placing its css in your theme style.css.
This is an easy-to-use pagination plugin and comes with 6 colour options. You can also use your own css and edit the colours. Even though it hasn’t been updated for quite some time but this pagination does the trick for good SEO and is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
In case you don’t want to use extra plugins, use manual coding.
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