Article navigation

Provide a quick and easy navigation to the previous and/or next article on the Article page.

In this article


Via data attributes

Use data-element="article-navigation" with an empty element on the Article page and pass the article ID using the data-article-id attribute:

<div data-element="article-navigation" data-article-id="{{}}"></div>

If data attributes are used, you will need to ensure that the allow unsafe HTML setting is enabled within Guide.

Via JavaScript

The Article Navigation plugin can be instantiated against a element using JavaScript:

<div id="article-navigation"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
  ready(function() {
    var articleNavigation = document.getElementById('article-navigation');
    if (articleNavigation) {
      new ArticleNavigation(articleNavigation, {
        articleId: {{}},
        // Options go here


  • <div data-element="article-navigation" data-article-id="{{}}" data-section-id="{{}}" data-template="article-navigation"></div>
    <script type="text/html" id="tmpl-article-navigation">
      <% if (previousArticle || nextArticle) { %>
        <div class="row">
          <% if (previousArticle) { %>
            <div class="sm:col">
              <h4 class="mb-2">
                Previous article
              <a href="<%= previousArticle.html_url %>">
                <%= previousArticle.title %>
          <% } %>
          <% if (nextArticle) { %>
            <div class="sm:col text-right<% if (!previousArticle) { %> sm:col-offset-6<% } %>">
              <h4 class="mb-2">
                Next article
              <a href="<%= nextArticle.html_url %>">
                <%= nextArticle.title %>
          <% } %>
      <% } %>


Name Type Default Description
articleId string
null The ID of the current article.
labels array [] The label(s) to filter articles by.
properties array See below The object properties from the REST API response to pass to the templating function.
template string
null The name of the template to use.
templateData object {} Additional data to expose to the templating function.

The following article properties are passed to the templating function by default:

  • id
  • title
  • html_url
  • position
  • promoted
  • draft

The following section and category properties are required by the plugin to sort the collection of articles:

  • section_id
  • category_id


Class Properties
articleNavigation.render Fires when the article list has been rendered.