how can i apply pagination-with-relnext-and-relprev to pagination in the header?

i want to add

<link rel="next" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=3" />


<link rel="prev" href="http://www.example.com/article?story=abc&page=1" />

on pagination page 2, and so on. with an exception for the first and last page. last page should only contain the rel="prev" and the first page should only contain rel="next"

this would not be too hard to get in the body within the current {paginate} tags, as i see in many other solutions, but i want it in the header as stated in the article above by Google.

anyone has an idea how to approach this problem?

  • What do you want to paginate? Span an article across multiple pages? Or link a series of articles?
    – Sobral
    Jun 24, 2014 at 14:41
  • i want to paginate entries multiple article links per page
    – 77120
    Jun 24, 2014 at 14:54
  • Ok, but do you want to put every product on a page or link the pages of the list of products?
    – Sobral
    Jun 24, 2014 at 14:57
  • the product list :)
    – 77120
    Jun 24, 2014 at 14:58
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    I see. There's more than one way to do this. How are you filling the <title>? Please, add a sample code to your question.
    – Sobral
    Jun 24, 2014 at 16:34

2 Answers 2


Let's try with a sample pagination code from the user guide.

        <li><a href="{pagination_url}" class="page-first">First Page</a></li>

        <li><a href="{pagination_url}" class="page-previous">Previous Page</a></li>
        {layout:set name="previous_page"}{pagination_url}{/layout:set}

        <li><a href="{pagination_url}" class="page-{pagination_page_number} {if current_page}active{/if}">{pagination_page_number}</a></li>

        {layout:set name="next_page"}{pagination_url}{/layout:set}
        <li><a href="{pagination_url}" class="page-next">Next Page</a></li>

        <li><a href="{pagination_url}" class="page-last">Last Page</a></li>

On the pagination tags, set the layout variables.

(Yeah, I know! layout:set should have a output='yes' parameter!).

Then, on your layout template:

{if layout:next_page}<link rel="next" href="{layout:next_page}" />{/if}
{if layout:previous_page}<link rel="prev" href="{layout:previous_page}" />{/if}

This could work with an embed too.


The only way I could create rel prev and next links within paginated pages was to create a separate extension. This is where pagination is displayed with /P## within the url for the page numbers. This works fine for what I need and have tested it on EE2.9 but should work on later versions.

I'd be interested to know if this is of use to anyone as this has been a long standing problem where I've not been able to create rel links before.

It can be downloaded from here: https://github.com/ignetic/ee-pagination-rel-links

  • Can you, please, try my code? I can't do that right now.
    – Sobral
    Jun 15, 2015 at 20:14

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