WP Post Nav


WP Post Nav is a simple to use post navigation plugin which allows easy navigation between all types of posts and post types.

Upon activation, navigate to the settings page and choose the post types you wish the next / previous links to display on, you custom CSS styles and save to make your custom modifications.

When visiting the front end of your website, on each post type activated, handy navigation arrows will appear on the screen to navigate to the next / previous post.


Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘WP Post Nav’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard
  5. Customise the settings by visiting ‘settings’ in the WordPress admin menu, then WP Post Nav

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select wp-post-nav.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download wp-post-nav.zip
  2. Extract the wp-post-nav directory to your computer
  3. Upload the wp-post-nav directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard


How To Use WP Post Nav

Activate the plugin then go to “Settings / WP Post Nav” menu and just check the options you want and modify the styles to match your theme and click save.

What Does WP Post Nav Do?

Wp Post Nav gives your users the ability to navigate easily between your next / previous posts (in or out of the same category / taxonomy).

How Does It Work?

WP Post Nav fetches all the custom posts types from your database, then shows them all in a handy list on the settings screen.
Simply tick each post type you wish to display the next / previous navigation on and change the styles to match your theme.

Does it work with ‘my theme’ / ‘theme builder’?

We have tested WP Post Nav on many different themes, page builders and plugins to eliminate as many issues as possible.
We have created default options for specific built in and major post types to ensure that it will work with as many options as possible.

It doesn’t work with my custom post type

When showing the next / previous posts from the ‘same category’ we detect the category the post is assigned to. If this is empty (or for custom posts types that do not have taxonomies assigned) we turn off the ability to show the next / previous post from the same category and it defaults to showing the next / previous post based on post it, excluding the category selection. The best way to make WP Post Nav work, is to ensure that all posts and custom posts types have categories assigned, OR by turning off the ‘show posts from the same category’ option.

I have a suggestion / want a custom hook or modification

Drop a question in the plugin support option above or email me @ contact@wppostnav.com.


July 7, 2020
This is the best kept secret in the plugins world. Especially compared to its peers with 70 thousand times more installs. 😉 BTW, works with the latest 5.4.2 WP
April 3, 2020
My website uses a template that doesn't use previous and next buttons or links on posts. I would've been happy with simple links, but this looks so much better! Love how it looks and love how easy to use it is! Thank you 🙂
April 6, 2019
Works well, looks nice, fully responsive.
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“WP Post Nav” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Added an option to switch the display sides of the nav buttons – Requested Feature.


Fixed and issue where WooCommerce products weren’t working correctly when ‘in same category’ was checked.
Added an option to exclude sold products from navigation (not skips products out of stock) – Requested Feature.


Compatibility check with WordPress 5.3
PHP 7.3 Compatibility Check
Modified CSS inclusion to stop PHP execution from dynamic PHP file
Image File Optimisations (compressed fallback and removed background)


Initial Release