Summery Summery

Retrieves the previous post link that is adjacent to the current post.

Syntax Syntax

get_previous_post_link( string $format = '« %link', string $link = '%title', bool $in_same_term = false, array|string $excluded_terms = '', string $taxonomy = 'category' )

Parameters Parameters


(Optional) Link anchor format. Default '« %link'.

Default value: '« %link'


(Optional) Link permalink format. Default '%title'.

Default value: '%title'


(Optional) Whether link should be in a same taxonomy term.

Default value: false


(Optional) Array or comma-separated list of excluded term IDs.

Default value: ''


(Optional) Taxonomy, if $in_same_term is true. Default 'category'.

Default value: 'category'

Return Return

(string) The link URL of the previous post in relation to the current post.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/link-template.php

function get_previous_post_link( $format = '« %link', $link = '%title', $in_same_term = false, $excluded_terms = '', $taxonomy = 'category' ) {
	return get_adjacent_post_link( $format, $link, $in_same_term, $excluded_terms, true, $taxonomy );


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
3.7.0 Introduced.


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