Splitting long posts in WordPress

Posted on January 31st, 2011

Have you ever thought about splitting a long page in to several pages? If you’re using WordPress as your blogging platform, this very same effect can be easily achieved!

This is a feature of WordPress that is not very well known.The WordPress is not only used as a blogging platform, but it can also be used as a complete CMS for your website, so there may be times when you DO have articles that are long enough to require the use of pagination (pagination simply means “the numbering of the pages.”)

In order to paginate your blog post you could split a single post up into different web pages by just typing <!–nextpage–> in your post? Called thePage-Link tag, place your cursor in the spot where you want a page break to appear in your post and type <!–nextpage–>. This technique can be used throughout a long post to make two or more pages out of a single post. Note: At one time there was a Next-Page quicktag button but it was deleted to reduce the clutter on the quicktag bar.

When you view your post on your site, the multi-page links appear as links at the bottom of the generated post and usually look like:

Page 1, 2, 3