Add Page Navigation to WordPress – Paginate your WordPress

By default WordPress uses two links to navigate between pages. If you look at bottom of your blog you should see these two links as “Older Posts” and “Newer Posts” or somewhat like that.  These two links also help search engine crawlers to crawl through your blog more efficiently.

Now we are going to add more functions to these two links and gain more attractiveness and user friendliness.

By default WordPress pagination is like this

Most of the WordPress users are not satisfied with this and they want better and friendly way to navigate between pages. Here we bring you a most popular WordPress plugin for page navigation.  It is  WP-PageNavi  by Lester Chan.

It can add nice pagination to category pages, search pages, archive pages and tag pages of your blog.  After you done it will be looks like this.

How to Install and using this plugin.

1. Download WP-PageNavi from wordpress plugin directory

2. Upload folder “pagenavi” under wp-contents/plugins
3. Activate the plugin
4. Add the following code into your current theme’s default index file’s bottom or footer.php.

<?php if(function_exists(‘wp_pagenavi’)) { wp_pagenavi(); } ?>

5. Configure the settings .

Lakshan Jayasinghe

Lakshan is a passionate blogger and a geek! ! He is graduated from University of Colombo, School of Computing. He is currently working as a Software Engineer in Colombo, Sri Lanka with a passion for technology, web application developing, design and every kind of gadgetry. Contact : Email / Facebook / Google+ / Twitter / LinkedIn

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