Smart Prev Next


WordPress is missing any kind of Previous/Next buttons in the editor, there are several other plugins that add them, but Smart Previous Next has advanced features that they are missing.

  • Supports both the Classic and Gutenberg editors.
  • Used any filter, search or sort options you have set in the pages/posts list and moves to the previous/next post based on that.
  • Includes first/last buttons (which also support filter/search/sort)
  • Adds a new item under the pages/posts admin menu to allow you to return to your previous filter/search/sort with one click

This code is released under the GPL v2, see license.txt for details.


  • None at this time!


  • Gutenberg Editor.
  • Classic Editor.


  1. Extract the archive file into your plugins directory in the smart-prev-next folder.
  2. Activate the plugin in the Plugin options.
  3. Go editing!


Are other sort features added by other plugins supported?

No, if you have another plugin that adds columns or features to the page/post list, including custom sort orders, they are not used as part of this plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

“Smart Prev Next” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Release date: March 18, 2021
  • Initial release.