wp_link_pages( string|array $args = '' )

The formatted output of a list of pages.


Description Description

Displays page links for paginated posts (i.e. includes the . Quicktag one or more times). This tag must be within The Loop.


Parameters Parameters

$args

(string|array) (Optional) Array or string of default arguments.

  • 'before'
    (string) HTML or text to prepend to each link. Default is <p> Pages:.
  • 'after'
    (string) HTML or text to append to each link. Default is </p>.
  • 'link_before'
    (string) HTML or text to prepend to each link, inside the <a> tag. Also prepended to the current item, which is not linked.
  • 'link_after'
    (string) HTML or text to append to each Pages link inside the <a> tag. Also appended to the current item, which is not linked.
  • 'next_or_number'
    (string) Indicates whether page numbers should be used. Valid values are number and next. Default is 'number'.
  • 'separator'
    (string) Text between pagination links. Default is ' '.
  • 'nextpagelink'
    (string) Link text for the next page link, if available. Default is 'Next Page'.
  • 'previouspagelink'
    (string) Link text for the previous page link, if available. Default is 'Previous Page'.
  • 'pagelink'
    (string) Format string for page numbers. The % in the parameter string will be replaced with the page number, so 'Page %' generates "Page 1", "Page 2", etc. Defaults to '%', just the page number.
  • 'echo'
    (int|bool) Whether to echo or not. Accepts 1|true or 0|false. Default 1|true.

Default value: ''


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Return Return

(string) Formatted output in HTML.


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post-template.php

function wp_link_pages( $args = '' ) {
	global $page, $numpages, $multipage, $more;

	$defaults = array(
		'before'           => '<p>' . __( 'Pages:' ),
		'after'            => '</p>',
		'link_before'      => '',
		'link_after'       => '',
		'next_or_number'   => 'number',
		'separator'        => ' ',
		'nextpagelink'     => __( 'Next page' ),
		'previouspagelink' => __( 'Previous page' ),
		'pagelink'         => '%',
		'echo'             => 1
	);

	$params = wp_parse_args( $args, $defaults );

	/**
	 * Filters the arguments used in retrieving page links for paginated posts.
	 *
	 * @since 3.0.0
	 *
	 * @param array $params An array of arguments for page links for paginated posts.
	 */
	$r = apply_filters( 'wp_link_pages_args', $params );

	$output = '';
	if ( $multipage ) {
		if ( 'number' == $r['next_or_number'] ) {
			$output .= $r['before'];
			for ( $i = 1; $i <= $numpages; $i++ ) {
				$link = $r['link_before'] . str_replace( '%', $i, $r['pagelink'] ) . $r['link_after'];
				if ( $i != $page || ! $more && 1 == $page ) {
					$link = _wp_link_page( $i ) . $link . '</a>';
				}
				/**
				 * Filters the HTML output of individual page number links.
				 *
				 * @since 3.6.0
				 *
				 * @param string $link The page number HTML output.
				 * @param int    $i    Page number for paginated posts' page links.
				 */
				$link = apply_filters( 'wp_link_pages_link', $link, $i );

				// Use the custom links separator beginning with the second link.
				$output .= ( 1 === $i ) ? ' ' : $r['separator'];
				$output .= $link;
			}
			$output .= $r['after'];
		} elseif ( $more ) {
			$output .= $r['before'];
			$prev = $page - 1;
			if ( $prev > 0 ) {
				$link = _wp_link_page( $prev ) . $r['link_before'] . $r['previouspagelink'] . $r['link_after'] . '</a>';

				/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/post-template.php */
				$output .= apply_filters( 'wp_link_pages_link', $link, $prev );
			}
			$next = $page + 1;
			if ( $next <= $numpages ) {
				if ( $prev ) {
					$output .= $r['separator'];
				}
				$link = _wp_link_page( $next ) . $r['link_before'] . $r['nextpagelink'] . $r['link_after'] . '</a>';

				/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/post-template.php */
				$output .= apply_filters( 'wp_link_pages_link', $link, $next );
			}
			$output .= $r['after'];
		}
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the HTML output of page links for paginated posts.
	 *
	 * @since 3.6.0
	 *
	 * @param string $output HTML output of paginated posts' page links.
	 * @param array  $args   An array of arguments.
	 */
	$html = apply_filters( 'wp_link_pages', $output, $args );

	if ( $r['echo'] ) {
		echo $html;
	}
	return $html;
}

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    Contributed by hearvox

    Use previous/next option (instead of page numbers); customize text, HTML, and classes:

    <?php
    $args = array (
    	'before'      		=> '<div class="page-links-XXX"><span class="page-link-text">' . __( 'More pages: ', 'textdomain' ) . '</span>',
    	'after'       		=> '</div>',
    	'link_before' 		=> '<span class="page-link">',
    	'link_after'  		=> '</span>',
    	'next_or_number'	=> 'next',
    	'separator'			=> ' | ',
    	'nextpagelink'		=> __( 'Next &raquo', 'textdomain' ),
    	'previouspagelink'	=> __( '&laquo Previous', 'textdomain' ),
    );
    
    wp_link_pages( $args );
    ?>
    

    The above displays on the page as this:

    More pages: « Previous | Next »

    (“Previous” and “Next” links will not print if on the first or last pages, respectively.)

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