If you publish long posts on your site, it can be tedious for your readers to scroll and scroll through heavy chunks of text.
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An easy way to break up your words is by splitting your posts into multiple pages.
Splitting pages is also an easy way to make it easier for readers to consume your content while increasing page views on your site.
In today’s Weekend WordPress Post, I’ll show you how to split your WordPress posts.
Splitting WordPress Posts
Dividing your posts into two or more pages is surprisingly simple.
In the post editor, switch to “Text” mode rather than “Visual” mode and add the following tag wherever you want to split your post:
You can add this tag anywhere you want as many times as you want.
Once published, your posts will display links at the bottom of your text for corresponding pages.
If you want to customize the look, there’s a great guide in the WordPress Codex that walks you through changes you can make with CSS.
Benefits to Splitting Posts
There are a number of benefits to splitting posts, such as:
- Improve the look and feel of your site if you regularly publish long-form articles, tutorials and guides
- More page for you to place your ads, increasing advertising revenue
- Increase the number of page views on your site
- Help decrease the bounce rate on your site by encouraging readers to spend time reading through your content
It’s best to use this tag only when you really need to because over-use may annoy your users if they have to continually click on new pages rather than scroll down a page.
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