I have tried using the default wp next and previous link but when click it would go to another category post instead of the next post(product)

previous_post('« « %', 'previous', 'yes'); 
next_post('% » » ', 'next', 'yes'); 

when i try to put yes for the same category, the previous and next title disappears

previous_post('« « %', 'previous', 'yes','yes'); 
next_post('% » » ', 'next', 'yes','yes'); 

I also tried using


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next_post function is deprecated.

You should try this instead: next_post_link and previous_post_link

The basic way to use it is like so: This will link to the next post or prev post.

    next_post_link( '%link', '%title' );
    previous_post_link( '%link', '%title' ); 

If you would like to link to the next post in the same category, add true after '%title'. This will work for the default posts and category.

    next_post_link( '%link', '%title', true ); 
    previous_post_link( '%link', '%title', true ); 

If you are using a CUSTOM POST TYPE with a CUSTOM TAXONOMY (like a product post), then you have to tell the function which taxonomy to look for the next post. eg.

    next_post_link( '%link', '%title', true, '', 'custom_taxonomy' ); 
    previous_post_link( '%link', '%title', true, '', 'custom_taxonomy' ); 

All the above examples have been tested and working.

  • i did try that but setting it to true doesnt make the next link visible at all
    – JPL
    May 8, 2015 at 6:18
  • if you add both next_post_link and previous_post_link. Do they both not show up? And also are there other posts in that category.
    – ngearing
    May 8, 2015 at 6:23
  • yes that is correct. and yes i have 10 post in one category.
    – JPL
    May 8, 2015 at 6:25
  • What is the category?
    – ngearing
    May 8, 2015 at 6:26
  • a product category in wp ecommerce
    – JPL
    May 8, 2015 at 7:01

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