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.
Link to previous article using its title
Other tags used: prev_title
Link to previous article using static text
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.
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