How to Add Page Break to a Blog Post

July 3, 2013 WordPress

Sometimes, bloggers prefer to break a blog post into a number of pages, there are two obvious advantages. 1. Most often, a blog post could be really a bit too long to display in one single page, it is better to cut a long piece of content into several portions. 2. “More pages” could mean more pageviews, thus bloggers might receive more ad clicks, revenue or something like that.

How to split a WordPress post into multiple pages? By default, WordPress already supports page break. Manually, you can add <! – – nextpage – – > anywhere in the blog post. Or you can install a free WordPress plugin like TinyMCE Advanced, an “Insert Page break” button will be added to your visual editor.

So you added a few page breaks in your post, but it doesn’t seem to work? The portion right after the <! – – nextpage – – > just disappears? That is because your WordPress theme does not support the code <! – – nextpage – – >. On the other hand, some themes like Modernize or Sahifa already support it.

How to add page break to Gonzo theme? Edit the file single.php, search “the_content();” after that, add “wp_link_pages();”. Now your page breaks should work with some pagination.

Depends on the theme design, single.php is not the only place you can find the function the_content();, some designers prefer to use it somewhere else. For example, in Bayside theme, you need to edit the file content-single.php. Anyway, sometimes you just have to dig around to get things working. 🙂