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Function Reference/previous posts link

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Description

Prints a link to the previous set of posts within the current query.

If you need the values for use in PHP, use get_previous_posts_link().

Because post queries are usually sorted in reverse chronological order, next_posts_link() usually points to older entries (toward the end of the set) and previous_posts_link() usually points to newer entries (toward the beginning of the set).

Usage

 <?php previous_posts_link$label ); ?> 

Parameters

$label
(string) (optional) The link text.
Default: '« Previous Page'

Examples

Default Usage

<?php previous_posts_link(); ?>

Working example

<?php previous_posts_link( '« Newer Entries' ) ?>

Notes

  • This function does not work with static pages.

Resources

Change Log

Since: 0.71

Source File

previous_posts_link() is located in wp-includes/link-template.php.

Related

See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.