wordpress-pages-navigationThere are many wordpress navigation plugins available to provide wordpress pages navigation or wordpress post navigation feature. These plugins attaches a small wordpress navigation menu or a wordpress navigation bar to home page, archive page, category archive page etc, which acts as the navigation links. Page Navigation is a common problem faced by many wordpress users. Even after installing Page Navigation plugin sometimes the page navigation doesn’t show up. This is because some themes may not have default support for Page navigation plugins.

Few days back we have discussed about How to Add Next and Previous Post Links to Blog.  The Next and Previous Post Links in your individual post page of your wordpress blog will help your readers to find more blog posts and article.
But the page navigation is bit different from the next and previous links. Page Navigation links is a must requirement for home pages category pages , archive pages etc. The page navigation give the readers of your blog to visit more pages and explore your site. So page navigation links directly help your blog to increase the page views per user and will decrease the bounce rate.

How to make Page Navigation works for your blog

WP-PageNavi is one of the most popular page navigation plugin for wordpress. WP-PageNavi adds a more advanced paging navigation to your WordPress site. See a sample screen-shot below.wp-pagenavi wordpress page navigation

  • Download WP-PageNavi from here.
  • Unzip the archive and upload the wp-pagenavi folder into your wordpress plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/).
  • Activate the plugin from the Plugins menu.
  • Configure WP-PageNavi at WP-Admin -> Settings -> PageNavi.

To add the page navigation, just copy and paste the below code to your template file, where you want the page navigation to appear.

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

Ideally you will add this code in footer.php file. This file is present in your themes folder. But it is possible to add the above code in customized pages also. See the Thumbnail Based Post Archives page
where I added the above code to achieve the page navigation. You can also see How to Create WordPress Thumbnail Based Post Archives

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