Textpattern CMS Template Tags

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

link_to_prev

The link_to_prev tag can be used as a single tag or a container tag to return the permanent URL of the previous 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 previous article exists.
<txp:link_to_prev /> 3 examples

Link to previous article using its title

<txp:link_to_prev><txp:prev_title /></txp:link_to_prev>

Other tags used: prev_title

Link to previous article using static text

<txp:link_to_prev showalways="1">Previous</txp:link_to_prev>

Note: while showalways will enable this tag to display what is wrapped inside it, prev_title returns nothing if there is no previous 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 previous article’s title, and also apply a class to it:

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

Other tags used: title