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  • Resolved galinaivvn


    I want to split my posts to pages after X paragraphs or automatically and to have pagination after post, like a book, but adding <!–nextpage–> tag is not an option, because I have long texts.
    I used this in content.php but there is no pagination or nex page.
    <?php echo wp_trim_words(get_the_content(), 500 ,'<!–nextpage–>’); ?>
    <?php wp_link_pages(); ?>
    Please help

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  • Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Thanks for using Author!

    Is there a reason it needs to be done automatically?

    The <!–nextpage–> tag will work if inserted manually, but I’m asking this because writing a function to automatically insert a series of <!–nextpage–> tags is going to be more challenging.

    The wp_trim_words() function is going to return the first 500 words, but this could be in the middle of a paragraph rather than at a more natural breakpoint. It also only outputs the first 500 words, so a function would need to be written to iterate over the post content and output the next 500 words, and so on until the post is complete.

    Manually adding the <!–nextpage–> tags provides much more artistic control so you can choose better timing in the text to transition to the next page.

    Hi, @bensibley,
    The reason is that I have too long texts like a novels and it would be hard to put tag manualy

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    Okay I see. I would recommend trying a plugin for this first. Maybe something like this:

    I tried it, but it doesn’t work. May be something in theme’s code.
    Do I have to remove this from content.php or something else:
    <?php wp_link_pages( array( ‘before’ => ‘<p class=”singular-pagination”>’ . esc_html__( ‘Pages:’, ‘author’ ), ‘after’ => ‘</p>’, ) ); ?>

    It’s not a problem to use plugin, but tried maybe 20 and no one works with theme

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    It is standard for all themes to include the wp_link_pages() function, so I would expect the plugins to be compatible with that. However, without seeing the plugin code I can’t know for sure, so it is worth trying. That function can be safely removed from the content.php file in Author without causing any errors.

    Nothing happens with that plugin. Tried to remove and to put back wp_link_pages() function and still nothing.
    May be this one:
    but I need: ‘Posts Selector’ The selector that wraps all of the posts/products.
    ‘Post Selector’ The selector of an individual post/product.
    ‘Navigation Selector’ The selector of the post/product navigation.
    ‘Next Selector’ The selector of the navigation next link.

    Theme Author Ben Sibley


    I think that plugin is designed to auto-load posts and replace the pagination on the blog rather than pagination within a single post.

    It is possible to automate this and iterate over the post 500 words at a time, but it will be very difficult to prevent it from breaking up the post in the middle of sentences.

    Since there doesn’t seem to be a pre-made solution for this and the functionality will be complex to create, I think a manual approach is going to be best.

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