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How to add pagination/navigation arrows to blog page template

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This tutorial will come in handy if you want to find out how to add pagination or navigation arrows to the blog page template.

Blog page templates allow displaying the dynamic content on your pages. Once you’ve created a page template, you can apply it to a specific page or groups of pages without spending the time applying the needed layout for each page separately.

If you have a lot of blog posts in the template you can add navigation functionality to simplify viewing the posts with JetBlog plugin.

Adding the pagination/navigation arrows

Step 1 — At first, you need to create a page template. In order to create a template, open the WordPress Dashboard and proceed to the Crocoblock > My Library directory in case you’re using Crocoblock.

creating a page template

If you don’t use Crocoblock, you can also add a template via Elementor > My templates directory.

Step 2 — Click the Add New button and select the Archive template type from the Select type dropdown.

Step 3 — After that, provide a template with the title and click Create Template button.

selecting the template type

Step 4 — Afterward, you will be redirected to Elementor editor.

Step 5 — Find the Posts (or Smart Posts List) widget and drop it to the page’s canvas.

Step 6 — Open the General block and enable the Is archive template option.

is archive template option

Step 7 — Then, drag and drop Posts Pagination widget just under the Posts widget.

posts pagination widget

Step 8 — Another important step is to apply this archive template to be used for the entire site. You can do it in the Archive Settings block which is located in the bottom left corner of the page.

Step 9 — Proceed to Conditions and set the Entire site conditions to replace the default Blog page with the newly created template.

conditions in atchive settings

Step 10 — Finally, click the Publish button to save the progress.

Now you know how to add pagination to the page with JetBlog plugin. After these steps are done you can easily use this template as a Blog page archive.