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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.


Tag will accept the following attributes (case-sensitive):

Show the wrapped value even when no previous article exists.
Values: 0 (no) or 1 (yes).
Default: 0.


Example 1: Link to previous article using its title

    <txp:prev_title />

Other tags used: prev_title.

Example 2: Link to previous article using static text

<txp:link_to_prev showalways="1">

This will always display the text ‘Previous’, even when there is no previous article.

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 customising 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 class="link--prev" href="<txp:link_to_prev />" title="<txp:prev_title />">
    ← Previous article

Other tags used: prev_title.

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