Back Button Widget


Back button widget is a lightweight plugin that lets you add “Back” button to your WordPress site.

Button can be added via widget, [alg_back_button] shortcode or alg_back_button() function.

You can also style the button, for example output it as a simple text or as a button.


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  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.


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Contributors & Developers

“Back Button Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.1.1 – 21/06/2019

  • Dev – “Button JS function” option added.

1.1.0 – 05/06/2019

  • Dev – Shortcodes are now applied on button label (and [alg_back_button_translate] shortcode added).
  • Tested up to: 5.2.

1.0.1 – 01/03/2019

  • Dev – Widget descriptions updated.
  • Dev – Standard classes added to buttons.
  • Dev – POT file added.
  • Dev – readme.txt updated.

1.0.0 – 02/08/2017

  • Initial Release.