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previous_post() WP 1.5.0

Deprecated in 2.0.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use previous_post_link() instead.

Prints a link to the previous post.

  • See: previous_post_link()
Hooks in function
Return

Nothing (null).

Usage

previous_post( $format, $previous, $title, $in_same_cat, $limitprev, $excluded_categories );
$format(string)

Default: '%'
$previous(string)

Default: 'previous post: '
$title(string)

Default: 'yes'
$in_same_cat(string)

Default: 'no'
$limitprev(int)

Default: 1
$excluded_categories(string)

Default: ''

Code of previous post: wp-includes/deprecated.php VER 5.0.3

<?php
function previous_post($format='%', $previous='previous post: ', $title='yes', $in_same_cat='no', $limitprev=1, $excluded_categories='') {

	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.0.0', 'previous_post_link()' );

	if ( empty($in_same_cat) || 'no' == $in_same_cat )
		$in_same_cat = false;
	else
		$in_same_cat = true;

	$post = get_previous_post($in_same_cat, $excluded_categories);

	if ( !$post )
		return;

	$string = '<a href="'.get_permalink($post->ID).'">'.$previous;
	if ( 'yes' == $title )
		$string .= apply_filters('the_title', $post->post_title, $post->ID);
	$string .= '</a>';
	$format = str_replace('%', $string, $format);
	echo $format;
}