Have you ever read the data that says that the average internet reader loses interest on a page if there are more than 500, 750 or 1,000 words? From a generic perspective that is true. But what if your content is 1,500 or 2,500 words and you want to publish it all? If that is the case you might need to break that article into multiple pages.
An overly long article appears intimidating and overwhelming, often causing a reader to move on. Breaking up an article into manageable chunks allows the reader a sense of ease while perusing your piece. Is it complicated? Not if you are a WordPress user. In fact it is quite easy and we are here to show you how to do it.
Salvation comes in the way of the “next page” command string.
Breaking up pages is a perfectly acceptable solution, but a couple of items are required to keep consistency throughout the website. First, make sure you find logical break points in your article prior to using the command. Second, make sure you place a text line above that point which lets the writers know that your content continues on the next page. Make sure that is a teaser. Something like “Up Next: The Real Reason You Don’t Make 100K a Year” is vastly superior to “Up Next: The Article Continues.”
In order to break up your article you will need to use <!–nextpage–> in your article. You will find the point in the article where you want the page break and switch to the “Text” tab in the WordPress editor. Then, on the line right above the <!–nextpage–> code is where you enter your teaser. Save your content and you are done. It is that simple. An example of how the function works within an article is below. Good luck and come back for more whenever you need it.