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[resolved] The nextpage shortcode functionality really needs expanding (11 posts)

  1. neologan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am going to post this calmly, but I cannot stress how disappointed I am that in all the years WordPress has been in development, they haven't expanded this feature to be usable in more design configurations.

    Pagination in numbers (1, 2, 3, 4) is fine for front pages and other areas, but in a post broken up over multiple pages, it tells you nothing.

    Can we please, finally, be able to name each page?

    <!--nextpage:title-->

    With this simple change, we can then name every page break, we can make a table of content split up by every page. We can name the previous and next links. We can build proper navigation for multi-page posts that every other CMS can handle.

    The end result, is that WordPress would finally be able to have a table of content, previous and next links, and they all be named properly. This makes writing things like reviews--which span over several pages--so much easier to list when each page should be broken up into titles like this, if I am on page 3:

    < Features           |            Conclusion >
    
    - Into
    - Features
    - Test results
    - Conclusion

    Thanks for reading.

  2. neologan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not sure you read my request. I wanted named pagination, not a list of numbers. How with that plugin would i be able to dictate and churn out titles for the pages?

  3. Oh, I was thinking the wrong thing, you're right.

    There are plugins like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/organize-series/ which skip over nextpage and use organization instead. IMO, those are better for REALLY long posts, since some databases get narky with long content.

  4. neologan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I'm already using Organise Series to do this, but honestly, it wasn't really built to do what I need. It does work, but it has a few drawbacks, I'd like something far more efficient, both in terms of query resources and editing time when posting.

    Posts would be between 6 to 10 pages long in my usage, but won't contain tons of text, it's really just to break up the text so it's easier to go through. Is there a technical/performance reason why really longs posts are bad?

  5. http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/hackadelic-series/ maybe? There are a lot more plugins like that.

    And long posts are problematic due to data length. There is a practical limit on the size, though it's well over 10k words, so that's not an issue except in rendering the content. Pulling the content down via PHP from SQL can hang up a slow server.

    Also I'm pretty sure even if you use nextpage, all the content is there on the page if you view source.

  6. neologan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll be using caching on the site, so that should help.

    I also checked the source code, and it doesn't seem to post the entire posts content, only up to the nextpage break, so that's a relief - I was scared when you said that!

    That plugin you listed to is very old and uses another plugin on top to work, sadly.

  7. antonioandra.de
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-table-of-paginated-contents/ was developed to solve the exact issue neologan was facing.

  8. neologan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Was great working with you Antonio. Plugin does exactly what was required.

    I can easily recommend Antonio if you need a freelancer for custom work.

  9. Adding that plugin to my list! Nice :D

  10. antonioandra.de
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for the kind words neologan! :)

    I'm glad you find it useful too Ipstenu.

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