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Is it possible to force previous/next navigation to browse through the posts (back and forth) that are only inside the same category (and to exclude other categories)?

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Scribu's Smarter Navigation plugin does exactly this.


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Thanks, will try up for sure and report back. –  Bloglimits Apr 9 '12 at 11:08
Fantastic it works. I was a bit confused in the beginning as I couldn't find any settings where to modify or work with the plugin. After some time, I figured out that on the section of the installed plugins I had to click at EDIT, and there I found the plugin info where it states which lines should be modified in the theme file titled "single.php". Thanks so much Christoper for the tip. Just tested and it works. –  Bloglimits Apr 9 '12 at 20:37
Sorry, should have mentioned that! Glad you figured it out. –  Christopher Apr 9 '12 at 20:52

The functions accept an $in_same_cat argument, the default value of which is false. Just set that to true.

previous_post_link($format, $link, true);
next_post_link($format, $link, true);
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Thanks! My wife asked for this and your answer made it a 10 minutes job to customize my child theme! –  ajh158 Sep 5 '14 at 2:10

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