Next & Previous Nav

What’s this Block for?

WebSanity developed and hosts a website for an Episcopal church in Chicago, St. Paul & The Redeemer. The have a section called Nurturing, which contains the following sub-pages:

  • Forming Kids’ Faith
  • Forming Youths’ Faith
  • Forming Adults’ Faith
  • Vacation Bible Camp
  • Spiritual Direction

The Next & Previous Nav Block is on the bottom of each of those pages, so that a reader can easily flow from one page to the next to see how St. Paul & The Redeemer helps develop the faith of its members.

Steps for using the Next & Previous Nav Block

  1. Set Next Label.

    What do you want the links that visitors click on to say? You can two choices:

    • Next & Previous Labels: If you choose this, you can enter your own text for users to see and click, which will override the defaults of Next, Previous, and Up.

    • Page Titles: This choice uses the titles of the webpages as the text of the links users see. It better communicates to users what they’re going to get when they click on the links, but the text can be longer.

  2. Set Show Arrows.

    Check this box if you want arrows by the Next & Previous links.

  3. Set Loop.

    When the first or last Page is reached, do you want users to be able to loop around and continue viewing Pages? Or do you want them to stop with either the first or last Page?

    If you want users to be able to continue viewing, check the box next to Return To Start/End Of Page Sequence.

  4. Set Page Order.

    What order do you want the links to Pages to be in? You can choose either:

    • Site Structure: the order the Pages are in based on Site Structure
    • Chronological: the order in which the Pages were added to your website

    Most likely (as in, 99.999% of the time!), you’ll want to use Sitemap, which is the default.

  5. Set Exclude System Pages.

    You probably don’t want Pages used by the CMS to show up in your list, so check Yes.

  6. Press Add to update the contents of your Block.