Im currently using the wp_link_pages tag to show the pagination links for content that is split inside the Post. Is there a way to show only the next page link and not all page number links or not show next & previous links? I just want to show only one next page link

  • are you using the main query or a custom one?
    – bynicolas
    Aug 11, 2016 at 22:17

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To show prev/next links rather than numbered pagination you need to set the next_or_number argument to next.

Then if you want to remove the previous links, you can filter the HTML for the links with the wp_link_pages filter.

But, you can be craftier and filter on the wp_link_pages_link hook.

Although it is used in a number of contexts, when it is called for the previous link it passes a value representing the page number of the previous page. If you check this against the global $pages, you can come up with the right logic to decide whether you are filtering a "previous" link rather than "next" or numbered pagination.

add_filter( 'wp_link_pages_link', 'wpse_235716_kill_previous', 10, 2);

function wpse_235716_kill_previous( $link, $prev ) {

    global $page;

    if ( $prev > 0 && $prev > $page ) {
        return false;
    } else {
        return $link;

  • your filter doesn't work it does the opposite. It kills the next link instead of previous link
    – Ruriko
    Aug 13, 2016 at 0:18

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