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Neighbor Post Preview


Using the functions provided by this plugin, when you hover on the previous/next links in a single post page, you can see a preview of the post.

It shows an excerpt of the post. The excerpt is generated using the same mechanism as “the_excerpt” tag. If there is an explicit excerpt for the post, the explicit excerpt will be used. If the post doesn’t have one, an excerpt is faked by truncating the full content.

If a post is password-protected, no preview will generated for it.


Go to Neighbor Post Preview Options page in WordPress admin area (Options -> Neighbor Post Preview) and you’ll see 3 options to customize:

  • Excerpt length. How many words do you want to display when there is not an explicit excerpt?
  • Delay before hide. How long will the preview stay after your mouse leaves the link?
  • CSS class name of preview window. You can customize the look of the preview window.
  • Show post title in preview window. Many users just use “previous post/next post” as navigation link text, and this option will be very useful for them.


  1. Download the plugin and extract it
  2. Put the plugin folder (neighbor-post-preview) into your WordPress plugin directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress admin area
  4. Modify single.php file of your current theme. Find previous_post_link(…) and replace the function name by tlnpp_previous_post_link. Also replace function next_post_link by tlnpp_next_post_link

Contributors & Developers

“Neighbor Post Preview” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.