Required prominence of next/prev links?

3 years ago | theredsheep (Member)

I would have just bumped sunflowerofice's existing thread on this topic, but some bizarre bug kicked in where it doesn't display any replies for that thread, and that thread only, as long as I'm logged in. Dunno how that works. Aaaaanyway ...

My serial is on Wordpress, and I'm generally happy with the minimal theme I've got. But the little next- and last-post navigation link at the bottom of each post is tiny and grey and buried under what bloggers liked it, etc. I've stripped out as much as I could to make it less buried, but it's still a bit of a hunt. I have a table of contents link at the top of each page, plus a link that takes you to the beginning of the story. Even so, I've been watching my story climb the submissions queue here for most of a month now, and I'd hate for it to get rejected over something like this and have to start over. Is this something I need to fix? The story's linked in my sig, if it's an I-have-to-see-it judgment call. If there's a theme that works better for serials, do let me know; I just grabbed an inoffensive one I could slap a header image on. Thanks!

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  1. Joker (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    That's what I do. Linked text, different color, top and bottom, centered.

    Mavericks - With friends like these, who needs enemies?
  2. theredsheep (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    My theme won't allow it, AFAICT. I'm using "Independent Publisher 2" for simplicity, but it won't let me do anything beyond omit certain clutter from the bottom of the post. What theme are you using?

    EDIT: Derp, you're just adding links manually to the post itself, leaving WP's pitiful insubstantial navlinks untouched. Should have realized. It's kludgy, but it should do the trick. Thanks!

  3. Joker (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    De nada.

    Mavericks - With friends like these, who needs enemies?
  4. theredsheep (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    Updating is a pain in the keister, isn't it? I post the next installment, then I edit the "latest" link in the header menu to point to the new one, then I add it to the TOC, then I go back to the last installment and put a "next" link after the "previous" link. Whew!

    There's probably some way to automate a lot of that; I just don't know what it is.

  5. Rhodeworks (Member)

    Posted 3 years ago

    I think you can automate it with plugins, but it's probably not worth paying money for the capability. I'm also on the manually edit links and table of contents train.


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