Next Page Button

To facilitate your readers’ navigation through your project, you should add a button or link at the bottom of each page that they can click to advance to the next section without having to scroll back to the top or to navigate back to the menubar after each section.

This is very easy to do:

STEP 1:  At the bottom of each page, either (a) type the text you want (ex: NEXT PAGE) or (b) insert the image you want to use as your button.

STEP 2:  Select the text or the image, then click the hyperlink button in the toolbar

STEP 3:  Make sure you’ve expanded the drop-down menu next to “Or link to existing content” by clicking on the triangle

Make sure you’ve expanded the drop-down menu to view a list of existing pages.
Scroll through the links to your existing pages and select the next page.

STEP 4: Select the page you want to link to.

STEP 5: If you use an image (rather than text — e.g., “Next Page >”), you may want to give it a border in order for it to stand out somewhat, depending on the color/style of the button you choose and the color of your theme background.  I recommend setting the border attribute to 1px solid, and then using a basic color such as white or black or gray (see images below).


NOTEUnlike other links, next page links should not open in a new page.

This also works for “previous page” buttons/links, as well.  Click the one below to return to the referring page (General Checklist)


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