.8 Tutorial on how to add ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ links to navigate between Articles. You can choose to show or hide this feature. It is beneficial to add these navigation links to your Articles so once people reached the bottom of your article they have somewhere to go. They can choose to read the next or previous article. If you don’t give them somewhere to go, they will probably leave your website. Below is what my website looks like after adding the Article Navigation links – Next and Previous at the bottom of my Articles.
.8 Tutorial – Article After Adding Article Navigation Links – Next Previous
Overview of How to Add Previous and Next Links to Articles
- Edit Menu Item Category Blog
- Change Article Options in Category Blog Menu Item
- Go to Global Options
- Show Article Navigation in Article Global Options
1. Edit Menu Item Category Blog
In my Joomla 2.5.8, I created a Category Blog Menu Item called ‘Articles’. This blog has articles where I want to have the Article Navigation. I think this is a feature that should be enabled in all my menu items so I will make this a global article change. First I must make sure the article navigation setting is set to global in my menu item.
Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – Edit Category Blog Menu Item Article Options Navigation – Set to ‘Use Globa’l’
- Login to your Joomla 2.5.8 Administrator Backend
- Edit Category Blog Menu Item – Articles
- Expand ‘Article Options’
- Set value:
- Show Navigation = Use Global
- Click on ‘Save & Close’
2. Change Article Options in Category Blog Menu Item
Access the Article Global Options to make the change. It’s located in the.
Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – Article Manager Options
- Click on ‘Content’
- Click on ‘Article Manager’
- Click on ‘Options‘ button
4. Show Article Navigation in Article Global Options
Change the value here in the Joomla 2.5.8 Article Global Options. This will change the value for all article navigation if they are set to ‘Use Global’.
Joomla 2.5.8 Tutorial – Change Article Global Options to Show Article Navigation
- Click on ‘Articles’
- Set the following value:
- Show Navigation = Show
- Click on ‘Save & Close’
Now when you click on Articles on your site you should see the article navigation. The next and prev links should display at the bottom of your articles. If it does not show, you can also check the individual article navigation settings and make sure that is set to ‘Use Global’ as well.
You can also hide the Prev and Next links by setting the Show Navigation = Hide.
Hope that helps. Please leave a comment if you have any questions.