How to Split WordPress Posts into Multiple Pages
If you publish long posts on your site, it can be tedious for your readers to scroll and scroll through heavy chunks of text.
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 this article, we’ll look at how to break your WordPress posts into multiple pages.
Splitting WordPress Posts
Dividing your posts into two or more pages is surprisingly simple. You can add this tag anywhere you want, as many times as you want.
To accomplish the task, you can use the Page Break tag in either of WordPress’s editors: Gutenberg or the Classic Editor.
Using the Gutenberg (Block) Editor
Click the plus sign + button to add a new block, then type to locate (or scroll to) “Page Break”.
Using the Classic Editor
Make sure you are on the “Text” tab (rather than “Visual”).
Add the following tag wherever you want to split your post:
Once saved or published, your posts will display links at the bottom of your text for corresponding pages.
Whichever editor you decide to work in, using the page break tag in WordPress will split your posts so readers can easily flick through your content.
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.
There are a number of benefits to splitting posts:
- improved look and feel to your site, if you regularly publish long-form articles, tutorials, and guides
- more pages to place your ads, increasing advertising revenue
- increased number of page views on your site
- decreased bounce rates on your site by encouraging readers to spend time reading through your content
Be careful not to over-use the tag, taking into consideration your site’s needs, as well as your audience preferences.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy.
[Originally Published: March 2014 / Revised: April 2022]