get_next_post( bool $in_same_term = false, int[]|string $excluded_terms = '', string $taxonomy = 'category' ): WP_Post|null|string

Retrieves the next post that is adjacent to the current post.


$in_same_term bool Optional
Whether post should be in the same taxonomy term.

Default: false

$excluded_terms int[]|string Optional
Array or comma-separated list of excluded term IDs.

Default: ''

$taxonomy string Optional
Taxonomy, if $in_same_term is true. Default 'category'.

Default: 'category'

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WP_Post|null|string Post object if successful. Null if global $post is not set.
Empty string if no corresponding post exists.

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File: wp-includes/link-template.php. View all references

function get_next_post( $in_same_term = false, $excluded_terms = '', $taxonomy = 'category' ) {
	return get_adjacent_post( $in_same_term, $excluded_terms, false, $taxonomy );

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by valery7500

    In a single page, you can make a link to another post in same Tag …

    The value for $taxonomy is post_tag


    $next_post = get_next_post(true,'','post_tag');
    if ( is_a( $next_post , 'WP_Post' ) ) : ?>
    	<a href="<?php echo get_permalink( $next_post->ID ); ?>">Back</a>
    <?php endif; ?>

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