Navigation is an important aspect of any website and knowledge base. It enables visitors to locate the necessary information quickly, without searching through heaps of extra information.
BasePress has a few navigation tools, to help the user, browse the content of your knowledge base documentation.
- Previous and Next article navigation.
When visiting any of the articles in the KB, a previous and next article navigation appears at the bottom of each article.
This allows the user to move between articles in the same section in an ordered way.
To set the order of how the articles are displayed, you can use the dedicated Drag & Drop feature in the admin area.
Settings for this feature can be found under BasePress >Settings >Articles Navigation.
- Long articles pagination.
If you have long articles in your KB, you could split them in multiple pages. This will reduce the loading time of the page. It’s especially helpful on mobile devices.
When articles have multiple pages, a page navigation appears at the bottom of the article. This allows users to move between the various pages.
- Sections pagination.
You can paginate the list of articles for each section. You can select the amount of articles that appear on each page. If the articles are more than the set limit, a pagination link will appear, to move along the pages.
The settings for this feature can be found under BasePress >Settings >Appearance. Use the option “Limit post count on multi section page” for the amount of posts to show when you display multiple categories. Instead you can use the option “Limit post count on single section page” for the amount of articles to show when you display a single section.