How to Insert Page Breaks in WordPress Posts and Pages

Today we will understand How to Insert Page Breaks in WordPress Posts and Pages.You know the ones – I mean the articles that get you hooked and then, somewhere down the page suddenly require you to click on a link to a second page displaying the next section of whatever it is you’re reading/looking at.

With pagination you can split a single post or page into multiple pages for paged navigation. There are a lot of plugins available for the same, but WordPress comes with a built-in mechanism to accomplish this. Its better to do this simple task using this method in spite of it involving some manual work as it avoids the overheads (by plugins). It also gives you complete control over where the page-break occurs.

How to Insert Page Breaks in WordPress Posts and Pages?

Inserting page breaks into a WordPress post or page couldn’t be easier: all you need is to decide where you want said page break/s and then insert the following single line of code in the position/s you’d like your content split:

Tag is <!–nextpage–>

Tag at the place where you decide to split the page.

Common mistake is adding the quicktag in visual mode. This will print it as it is and won’t split the pages as expected. So go the the text mode before adding the quicktag as shown below:

Publish and its done! The pagination will appear like this:

Note: exactly how the page navigation links get displayed is up to your theme’s developer: if they didn’t think it through when they created your theme (and let’s face it this is a pretty darn rare feature) they may look a bit odd or, worse case scenario, might not even show up at all!

*one common reason, although certainly not a very good one from a reader’s perspective, is it allows the publisher to increase the number of ad impressions they can display: more pages displayed = more opportunities to display adverts. I know I know, but there it is…

 

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