Textpattern CMS Template Tags

<txp:link_to_next /> sing/cont tag, 1 attributes

link_to_next

The link_to_next tag can be used as a single tag or a container tag to return the permanent URL of the next article by posting date.

If used as a container tag, the HTML required to output a hyperlink is returned; if used as a single tag, only the URL itself is returned.

attributes

showalways="0" (boolean)
  • Show the wrapped value even when no next article exists.
<txp:link_to_next /> 3 examples

Link to next article using the article title

<txp:link_to_next><txp:next_title /></txp:link_to_next>

Other tags used: next_title

Link to next article using static text

<txp:link_to_next showalways="1">Next</txp:link_to_next>

This will allways display the text “Next”, even when there is no next article.

Note: while showalways will enable this tag to display what is wrapped inside it, next_title returns nothing if there is no next title, so nothing is displayed. Use text or the returned value that you need displayed.

Customizing links

The container tag returns only a very basic link, which doesn’t allow for customizing the link title, or adding a CSS class, etc. Using the tag in its single tag capacity opens up a lot more possibilities.

For example, to give the link an HTML title attribute of the next article’s title, and also apply a class to it:

<a href="<txp:link_to_next />" title="<txp:title />" class="orange"><txp:title /></a>

Other tags used: title