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get_next_post() WP 1.5.0

Retrieves the next post that is adjacent to the current post. Return post object.

To get a link to the previous post, use get_previous_post().

Works based on: get_adjacent_post()
✈ 1 time = 0.00286s = very slow | 50000 times = 1.85s = fast | PHP 7.1.5, WP 4.8.1

No Hooks.

Return

null/String/WP_Post. Post object if successful. Null if global $post is not set. Empty string if no corresponding post exists.

Usage

get_next_post( $in_same_term, $excluded_terms, $taxonomy );
$in_same_term(true/false)
Whether post should be in a same taxonomy term.
Default: false
$excluded_terms(array/string)
Array or comma-separated list of excluded term IDs.
Default: ''
$taxonomy(string)
Taxonomy, if $in_same_term is true.
Default: 'category'

Examples

#1 Display the next post

Next post in relation to the previous one will be shown, if such a post exists:

<?php
$next_post = get_next_post();
if( ! empty($next_post) ){
	?>
	<a href="<?php echo get_permalink( $next_post->ID ); ?>"><?php echo $next_post->post_title; ?></a>
	<?php
}
?>

Code of get_next_post: wp-includes/link-template.php VER 5.0.1

<?php
function get_next_post( $in_same_term = false, $excluded_terms = '', $taxonomy = 'category' ) {
	return get_adjacent_post( $in_same_term, $excluded_terms, false, $taxonomy );
}

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